Cat 1 EDUOARD weakening

General overview Wednesday 17th September 2014.

From east to west –

A weather eye is needed on a frontal boundary that is situated off the south east coast of the United States and extends into the northern Gulf of Mexico. As of now, development along this boundary is not expected

Hurricane EDOUARD is mid Atlantic and moving to the north-nor'east at 18 knots. Eyewall replacement has slowed down and the glass has risen a little. As a consequence, sustained winds have decreased to 85 knots, but make no mistake, it's still a decent blow as a category 1 hurricane with mountainous seas, relentless squalls and wind that can take cheap paint off a rusty bulkhead. A good day to be driving a desk, in my view. There is still no threat to land.

Disturbance thirty four is a day east of the Lesser Antilles and is moving to the west-nor'west at 17 knots. The system will bring a few showers to the Lesser Antilles on Thursday and Friday, but there is little sign of organisation.

Disturbance thirty five is a weak tropical wave at the mid-Atlantic point and is moving to the west at 20 knots. Development appears unlikely for the time being.

Disturbance thirty six looks quite impressive. This has just emerged off the African coast but faces the same sand pit ahead which has sapped the spirit of its disappointing predecessors. This is moving to west at 12 knots.

Away from the fury of EDOUARD, stand easy.