Weather systems threaten Bermuda and the Windward Islands

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By Caribbean News Now contributor

MIAMI, USA — Satellite imagery shows showers and thunderstorms associated with a westward-moving tropical wave located about 750 miles east of the Windward Islands, moving towards the west at 10-15 mph.

According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, the system has become less organized and there is no evidence of a surface circulation. A combination of dry air and strong upper-level winds is expected to make development of this system unlikely while it moves westward.

The chance of a tropical cyclone forming during the next five days is estimated to be low (10 percent).

Meanwhile, a non-tropical area of low pressure with gale-force winds is located about 150 miles north of Bermuda and is moving south-southeastward at about 15 mph. Although there are some signs of organization, dry air and strong upper-level winds are expected to limit development of this system over the next couple of days.

However, conditions could become a bit more conducive for this low to gradually acquire some tropical characteristics early next week as the low moves south and then drifts westward to the southwest of Bermuda.

The chance of a tropical cyclone forming during the next five days is estimated to be low (20 percent).

A tropical wave is forecast to emerge off the west coast of Africa by Saturday. Some slow development of this system is possible early next week as it moves quickly westward across the low latitudes of the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.

The chance of a tropical cyclone forming during the next five days is estimated to be low (20 percent).

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