New departure from the African coast into airborne sand
Wednesday 23rd August 2018
Disturbance Twenty Eight is currently centred around 600 miles north-east of the mouth of the Amazon, westbound at 18 knots. There is no sign of surface organisation, just a few scattered thunderstorms and the odd shower showing on aerial imagery. This does not appear to have any development opportunities in its path.
Disturbance Twenty Nine has slipped its moorings on the African coast and a passage west has been laid off on the chart. Despite an initial bust of engine power, this will in all likelihood go the way of its predecessors this season and struggle to get headway in airborne sand.