A couple of days of sand-assisted respite from the storm season

Wednesday 25th July 2018

The single remaining disturbance across the reporting region has lost the battle with airborne sand and dissipated about two days west of the Cape Verde islands. Pressure gradients are likely to remain in place for the next week or two, despatching waves of Saharan sand to kill off any disturbances developing across the convergence zone.

This is finite and stronger pulses of low pressure are expected to launch into sand–free air from West Africa towards the end of the first week in August. Thereafter, we can expect the production line to resume. Anything else is purse conjecture of course.

For this of you who are interested, the Canadian guy is rubbing his thighs with anticipation over a development in the far western Caribbean/south west Gulf of Mexico in around a week's time, but none of the plausible agencies have picked up on this so I'd take it with a pinch of salt.

Stand easy.