Fish storm EDOUARD at sea

General overview Friday 12th September 14 west to east -

Disturbance thirty has briefly broken onto the eastern Bay of Campeche and is moving to the west at 10 knots. The system will produce heavy squalls across the Bay of Campeche and southwest Gulf of Mexico tomorrow thereafter approaching Mexico and the coasts of central and southern Texas. The main threat will be heavy rain and flooding however upper level shear will see that this does not develop further.

Disturbance thirty three is currently located over central Florida and moving to the west-sou'west at 5 knots bringing rain. This has been described by one reader as ‘washing trucks' - but fortunately not floating them. The system should emerge over the south eastern Gulf today. A general move to the west is expected with an eventual turn to the west-nor'west by Sunday making a course for the south and/or central Texas coast by late Tuesday. The probability of this developing into a tropical depression or weak tropical storm as it traverses the Gulf has increased slightly. A more reliable forecast will become obvious over the weekend.

Weak tropical storm EDOUARD is in the central open Atlantic moving west-nor'west at 12 knots with observed wind speeds of 40 knots. A turn to the north is expected in about 2 to 3 days. Additional intensification is expected and there is a good chance that EDOUARD could become a hurricane in 3 to 4 days, but will be utterly wasted on fish and sailors.

Disturbance thirty four has emerged off the coast of Africa and is moving to the west at 12 knots. It is already slightly north of the beaten track and will turn early and may be absorbed by EDOUARD over the next few days.

Stand by fish – otherwise stand easy