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CARIB | Nov 20, 2020

With a hurricane season ‘far from over’, Caribbean Sea calm for the first time since July

Gavin Riley

Gavin Riley / Our Today

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The latest in the North Atlantic basin, as at Friday afternoon, November 20. (Photo: nhc.noaa.gov)

The North Atlantic basin is calm on Friday (November 20), with weather sleuths not expecting any tropical cyclone activity for the next 48 hours.

It’s the first time since July that the waters of the Caribbean Sea have been this tranquil amid a tempestuous 2020 hurricane season—that has seen a staggering 30 storms named thus far.

Still, with 10 days before the official end of the season, meteorologists at the US-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) are actively watching a potential non-tropical area of low pressure between the Bahamas and Bermuda.

According to the NHC, the system, which it has given a 20 per cent chance of further formation in the next five days, could gradually develop
subtropical characteristics through the middle of next week while it
moves northeastward over the western Atlantic.

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