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‘Disturbance 1’ could become Tropical Storm Humberto

- DDM tracking new disturbance off African coast
Currently along 42W and moving west towards the Lesser Antilles near 20 mph ‘Disturbance 1’ is now gradually featuring less atmospheric rotation and weaker thunderstorms. Photo: DDM
The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has warned warned that 'Disturbance 1' has the potential to change track and develop in a short period of time. Photo: VINO
The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has warned warned that 'Disturbance 1' has the potential to change track and develop in a short period of time. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Currently along 42W and moving west towards the Lesser Antilles near 20 mph ‘Disturbance 1’ is now gradually featuring less atmospheric rotation and weaker thunderstorms.

Although forecasters have reduced the chance of development for the system, the Department of Disaster Management in a September 9, 2019 press release warned that the system has the potential to change track and develop in a short period of time.

“The disturbance, if it were to develop, would become Tropical Storm Humberto making it the eighth tropical storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season,” the DDM noted.

It noted that forecasters think the disturbance is likely to remain weak as it tracks westward with a chance of development remaining 20 per cent.

New Development

Meanwhile, the DDM noted that a new disturbance is moving off the west coast of Africa.

“The system exhibits high moisture levels and modest atmospheric rotation. Environmental conditions are expected to be marginally favourable for gradual development as the disturbance tracks to the west,” the department said.

Residents are being encouraged to continue monitoring the situation as the new west African disturbance has a 20% chance of development within the next 7 days.

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