Forecasters watch two disturbances as Hurricane Season intensifies

Forecasters watch two disturbances as Hurricane Season intensifies

Activity in the hurricane season is heating up as two areas of disturbed weather have peaked the interest of forecasters.

The US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said the first area of concern is a small low pressure located about 250 miles east of the northernmost Bahamian islands.

The system is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity, the NHC stated.

“While environmental conditions are only marginally conducive due to nearby dry air, further development of this system is possible while the low moves west-north-westward and approaches the northeastern coast of Florida or the Georgia coast early on Friday,” NHC said. 
NHC has given the system a 30 per cent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next seven days.

In the Southwestern Gulf of Mexico, a broad area of low pressure is forecast to form near the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico on Friday.

“Environmental conditions appear to be conducive for gradual development thereafter, and this system could become a tropical depression over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico this weekend while it moves slowly west-north-westward or north-westward,” NHC said.

The 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season has already recorded its first named storm.

Tropical Storm Alberto developed off the north-eastern coast of Mexico.

Alberto is a large storm and it has triggered tropical storm warnings in both Mexico and Texas.

At 4 am CDT, Alberto was located 65 kilometres east of Tampico, Mexico with winds that are near 85 km/h.

Forecasters expect Alberto to weaken and dissipate today as it moves onshore over Mexico.

  • PublishedJune 20, 2024