Defences building in the western Atlantic

Aerial imagery today shows that the continental United States is almost completely protected from any westbound meteological assault, by a line of solid looking fronts stretching from the Grand Banks to the Cayman Islands, with just one solitary disturbance approaching from the east.

Disturbance sixty three is about midway between the African coast and the Caribbean this evening, moving to the west-nort'west at 10 knots. Upper level winds across the area are increasing and even the most eccentric modeller has given up predicting that this will flounce into the Caribbean as a tropical cyclone. The barricade of fronts in this system's path are likely to see this system turn north west then north, well to the east of any landmass - if indeed it survives the crossing.

Stand easy