Hurricane Dorian may be getting company: further tropical activity in the Atlantic
Potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane Dorian is bearing down on the Bahamas today, but there is more activity in the tropical Atlantic.
Three additional area of potential imminent tropical development are being monitored in the tropical Atlantic.
Five-day graphical tropical weather outlook indicating three additional disturbances / areas of potential imminent tropical development. Map: NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center.
A significant tropical disturbance, a broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave, is located just south of the Cape Verde islands off the western coast of Africa. NOAA National Hurricane Center estimates 80% chance of tropical cyclone formation in the next 5 days. Forecast track towards northwest.
Two additional disturbances are currently ongoing in the Atlantic. Disturbance #2 is located in the central Atlantic, NNE of the Antilles / SSE of Bermuda. There is a 30% chance of cyclone formation in the next 5 days as it tracks NW. Disturbance #3 is located in the Gulf of Mexico, just north of the Yucatan peninsula. Currently disorganized, there is a 40% chance of cyclone formation in the next 5 days.
Tropical disturbance #1 north of Cape Verde islands and disturbance #2 in the central Atlantic. September 1st, 14:40 UTC. Image: NOAA GOES East.
Tropical disturbance #3, Gulf of Mexico, just north of the Yucatan peninsula. September 1st, 14:51 UTC. Image: NOAA GOES East.