Sand awaits new tropical disturbance
Friday 3rd August 2018
The Atlantic production line is in full flow but environmental conditions are not conducive to cyclonic development, for the next few days anyway.
Disturbance Twenty gave up the ghost overnight as it passed north of the Netherlands Antilles and is off radar now.
Disturbance Twenty One is now centred four days east of the Cape Verde Islands and is westbound at a brisk, development-defeating 22 knots. This system may produce some heavy showers and the odd thunderstorm across the Lesser Antilles later this weekend but shows little interest or ability in tropical development.
Disturbance Twenty Two formed as a westbound low pressure cell crossed the coast of Senegal last night. This is producing some half decent squalls and some scattered thunderstorms but sand-laden air awaits to dampen its ardour.