New disturbance blowing a hoolie at sea

Monday 28th October 2019

From west to east,

Disturbance Fifty Six is now through the Yucatan Channel and has emerged in the Gulf of Mexico, moving northwest at 8 knots. This is expected to reach the north-central Gulf late tomorrow. Strong upper level wind shear will keep development at bay although this will produce scattered showers and thunderstorms across the central Gulf coast from southeast Louisiana eastward to the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday before dissipating ashore.

Disturbance Fifty Seven has piped up, currently blowing a hoolie some 800 miles west of the Azores. This is an oddball non-tropical development producing gale-force to hurricane-force winds and is expected to move to the southeast over the next few days and develop tropical characteristics as it crosses warmer water. This could then become a tropical storm of uncertain direction but likely to be only of interest to fish and sailors.

Tropical storm PABLO is now 700 miles north east of the Azores headed north at 8 knots. This is weakening steadily and likely to merge into North Atlantic anonymity over the next day or so. For the sweepstake enthusiasts, PABLO breifly made hurricane intensity during the night.

More filthy weather at sea, otherwise stand easy.