The Canadian guys not giving up on MICHAEL 2

Monday 15th October 2018

Disturbance Forty Eight remains anchored off the coast of Nicaragua for a third day but is now expected to move ashore tonight with very little sign of development. The Canadian guy isn't giving up yet, having backed this as an identical category 4 twin hurricane to MICHAEL along the same Florida panhandle track, and is still expecting this to spark up. This area is right for sudden storm development at this time of the season, but he really is a lone voice with this one. This really won't happen.

Weak Disturbance Fifty Two is now centred around 400 miles due north of the mouth of the Amazon headed west at 12 knots. This is likely to remain weak as it tracks into the Caribbean in two to three days' time when it will enhance shower and thunderstorm activity over the Lesser Antilles and the eastern Caribbean on Wednesday and Thursday.

The remnants of NADINE have dissipated giving us our first named-storm free day for seven weeks.

Stand easy.