BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 28, 2007 – With just a few days before the official start of the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane season the tropical wave train over African has been warming up.
The second tropical wave, which formed yesterday, is this morning located off the West African coast along 18 degrees west longitude and between 2 and 8 degrees north.
Much of the shower activity associated with the wave has diminished. It is over cool waters and unlikely to develop. At this time of year, storms tend to form in the Gulf of Mexico or the northern Caribbean due to the warmer waters.
Another area worth watching is a low pressure system which formed over the south-western Caribbean Sea. In the last 24 hours the pressure has dropped a notch from 1010 to 1009 millibars. A surface trough extends south from the low pressure area to Panama near 8 degrees north and 80 degrees west the National Hurricane Centre in Miami said in its early morning update.
The first wave formed May 21 but quickly diminished.
The names of the storms for 2007 are: Andrea (which formed in early May), Barry, Chantal, Dean, Erin, Felix, Gabrielle, Humberto, Ingrid, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Noel, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van, Wendy