NORAM | Jun 18, 2023

Caribbean again on alert as Invest92-L starts organising, tropical wave trajectory shifts

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Satellite-generated time-lapse of weather conditions across the tropical Atlantic Ocean—stretching from the western coast of Africa to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico—as at 8:50 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Sunday, June 18, 2023. (Content courtesy of NOAA/NHC)

The Eastern Caribbean will remain increasingly vigilant in the coming days as a tropical wave southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands starts to better organise itself in warm Atlantic waters.

In anticipation of a rare developed system in June, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has again upgraded formation chances to ‘high’ at 80 and 90 per cent respectively over the next two-to-seven days.

“Showers and thunderstorms continue to show signs of organisation in association with a tropical wave located several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Environmental conditions appear conducive for additional development, and a tropical depression is likely to form over the next day or two. This system is expected to move westward at 15 to 20 miles/hour across the eastern and central tropical Atlantic through the middle part of the week,” the NHC advised.

Bret is the next available name in the 2023 Hurricane Season.

Computer-simulated models of Invest92-L have shifted further south in the last 24 hours, fuelling uncertainty as the ‘centre cone’ is puts the disturbance on a collision with Barbados and Grenada.

A seven-day tropical weather outlook for the Atlantic Basin as at 8:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Sunday, June 18, 2023. (Photo: National Hurricane Center)

Stay tuned for further updates.


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