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Forecasters watching two tropical Atlantic disturbances
Published on August 20, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Tropical Atlantic activity. NHC/NOAA graphic

By Caribbean News Now contributor

MIAMI, USA -- Forecasters are currently keeping an eye on two areas of disturbed weather in the tropical Atlantic that may have the potential to develop into cyclones.

The first is disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity in association with an elongated area of low pressure that extends from the northeastern coast of South America into the central tropical Atlantic.

According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, environmental conditions are forecast to be more conducive for gradual development of this system during the next few days as it approaches the Lesser Antilles and moves into the Caribbean Sea.

The chances of cyclone formation are said to be medium (30 percent) through 48 hours and 40 percent through five days

The second area is a tropical wave located about midway between the west coast of Africa and the Lesser Antilles, which is producing some disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. Some slow development of this system is possible over the next several days while it moves toward the west-northwest at about 10 mph.

The chances of cyclone formation are said to be low (10 percent) through 48 hours and 20 percent through five days.
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