Letís hear it for Saharan sand
Thursday 2nd July 2020
The anticipated low pressure area expected around northern Florida is yet to decide whether it will form in the northeast Gulf of Mexico or off of the eastern seaboard. Irrespective of its eventual appearance, this will move towards the north-east seaward but may be a rainmaker and could develop as its heads harmlessly seaward.
Disturbance Sixteen dissipated altogether as it passed clear of the islands of the north-east Caribbean. This had energy sapped by Saharan sand for the entire Atlantic crossing.
Disturbance Eighteen has formed in the mid-convergence zone, around 3 days' steaming west of the Cape Verde Islands. This has a hint of surface rotation but is also struggling with Saharan sand which will suppress development for the time being.