No serious cyclone development on the horizon
Tuesday 21st August 2018
As Hurricane LANE approaches the Hawaiian Islands, Typhoon CIMARON expected to reach Japan as a category 2 storm and Typhoon SOULIK, also expected to reach category 2 as it passes the Ryukyu Islands on passage to South Korea, we continue to enjoy a charmed existence in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. For the moment , this looks set to continue. No serious modeller has anything on paper for the next week to ten days and anything beyond that is nonsense, frankly.
Disturbance Twenty Seven is centred around mid-way between Jamaica and the Colombian moving a touch north of west at 14 knots and heading for a grey, nondescript landfall with just the odd shower on the coast of Nicaragua tomorrow.
An entire ocean apart but sharing a similarly vapid and dreary prospect, Disturbance Twenty Eight is about a day's steaming west of the Cape Verde Islands moving west at around 14 knots. Sand, sand and more sand will inhibit tropical development.