An uninspiring day in the Atlantic basin
General overview Tuesday 23rd September 2014
From west to east -
Disturbance thirty five is ashore over Hispaniola, broadly speaking on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic and moving to the west-nor'west at 12 knots. This system is quite weak and there are no signs of organisation.
Disturbance thirty nine has piped up mid-Atlantic and is expected to move slowly to the west-nor'west during the next few days towards the northern Leeward Islands where it is expected by the weekend. Environmental conditions are not expected to be favourable for development.
Disturbance thirty six is now around three days steaming to the west of the Cape Verde Islands. It is moving to the west-nor'west at 10 knots. No development is expected due to unfavourable environmental conditions.
Disturbance thirty eight is just emerging off of the coast of west Africa. This will move west for the next few days, but slightly north of track in dry air. Early to say, but little in the way of inspiring weather has emerged off the African coast this season and there is no sign that this will be any different.
This time last year, hurricane NADINE was bullying fish and disturbance fifty one approaching the Leeward Islands. And that was a ‘quiet season'.