Two disturbances braving the airborne sand

Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Two Atlantic disturbances have broken into the belt of Saharan sand that currently straddles the entire convergence zone. Neither look to have much chance of survival.

Disturbance Eight is centred around 300 miles north of the Amazon and is moving west at 10 knots. This will in all likelihood enhance shower and thunderstorms over the Lesser Antilles on Thursday and into Friday but will remain weak. No development is expected.

Disturbance Nine is about a day west of the Cape Verde Islands moving west at 12 knots. This is really in the thick of airborne sand and survival is most unlikely.

Stand easy. 

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