The Perfect Calm

General situation Monday 14th July 2014

A high pressure cell is parked in the west-central subtropical Atlantic, funnelling frontal activity in an arc of sorts, broadly following the contours of the coat of the continental United States and providing protective upper level shear. South–westerly shear from the direction of Colombia and Panama is also sweeping across the south-central Caribbean and into the western half of the convergence zone. Saharan sand is still being pulled into the eastern half of the convergence zone from the African coast.

No development expected for the next five days. Stand easy – maybe pull up a chair.