Two disturbances close to merging

Disturbance fifteen is currently centred around 300 miles due north of the Amazon delta and persevering on its westerly track at about 12 knots.

Disturbance sixteen is around a day's steaming astern of fifteen and following the same track but with a marginal speed advantage. Both are headed into strong upper level shear and not likely to develop. As things stand, it is possible that they could merge but this won't change the overall featureless outlook.

Stand easy