Sand from Timbuktu to Texas keeping storm development in check

Tuesday 24th July 2018

Lonely Disturbance Nineteen is trudging its way west across the Atlantic at 15 knots, centred about a day west of the Cape Verde Islands. Sand is still the order of the day and current Atlantic pressure gradients will continue to spread sand from the Sahara to San Antonio and Dakar to Dallas, and will to do so for another week or two. It is not unusual for there to be a period of relative peace at this stage of the season, but rest assured that the usual suspects are salivating over a theoretical escalation in meteorological hostilities after the first week in August.

In the meantime, we will continue to report daily, despite running out of images of airborne sand.

Stand easy.