FLORIDA, United States, Thursday July 30, 2015 – Forecasters are keeping their eyes on two systems in the Atlantic with a small chance of developing over the next few days, as the second month of the quiet 2015 hurricane season nears an end.
Early this morning, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami said a tropical wave accompanied by a broad area of low pressure, located a couple hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, has a 10 per cent chance of forming in the next 48 hours, and a 30 per cent chance of forming over the next five days.
It could become better organized over the next few days and develop into a tropical depression.
However, the NHC said: “Although this system is currently producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms, further development, if any, will be slow to occur while it moves westward near 15 mph during the next several days.”
There is also an elongated area of low pressure located east of the coast of northern Florida, which is accompanied by disorganized thunderstorm activity.
Although it is over very warm ocean water, forecasters says strong shear is likely to inhibit further tropical development and the system will become absorbed into a southward moving cool front by Friday night.
The chance of formation within 48 hours is 10 per cent, as is the chance for development in the next five days.
The July 1 to November 30 Atlantic hurricane season which is expected to be below normal this year, has featured three tropical storms so far – Ana, Bill and Claudette.
None has posed any danger to the Caribbean and have caused little, if any damage, elsewhere.