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Tropical wave develops in the eastern Atlantic

A tropical wave has been sighted in the eastern Atlantic and is showing a relatively low chance of development.

At the time of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) on Sunday, June 28 said the tropical wave was approximately 2,300 miles for the British Virgin Islands and was moving west northwest at around 15 to 20 miles per hour. 

“Forecasters have given the wave a 20 percent chance of development within five days. At its current speed the tropical wave will be close to the Lesser Antilles around Tuesday,” the DDM said.

Meanwhile, hurricane researchers at the Colorado State University have predicted an ‘above-average’ Atlantic Hurricane Season for this year.

Named storms

The university’s tropical meteorology project team has predicted 16 named storms during the upcoming hurricane season.

Of the 16 storms, these researchers are predicting that eight will go on to become major hurricanes with categories of three, four and five strengths and winds of 111 miles per hour in some cases.

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  1. Doh says:

    Really? Thanks,for,the weather report. It just might rain too..

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