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Weather disturbances, storm forms in Atlantic | One has medium chance of developing

At least one of the three weather disturbances being monitored in the Atlantic Ocean has a medium chance of developing further, forecasters have predicted.

In its latest weather advisory, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said, ‘Disturbance three’ as it is being called is a broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave located about halfway between the west coast of Africa and the Cabo Verde Islands.

“Although the chance of development over the next 48 hours is low, the chances for further development increase to medium over the next five days as it continues west across the Atlantic,” the DDM said.

In the meantime, forecasters are monitoring several other weather systems including a tropical storm — Gabrielle.

Tropical Storm Gabrielle which as has been described as “poorly organized” has winds of 50 miles per hour.

“The system is over the open Atlantic, about 1,210 miles south-southwest of the Azores (North Atlantic Ocean). Gabrielle is moving toward the northwest near eight miles per hour, and this motion is expected to continue for the next few days with an increase in forward speed,” the DDM further said.

The other weather disturbances are ‘Disturbance one’ and ‘Disturbance two.’

“Disturbance one is a small area of low pressure a few hundred miles northeast of Bermuda moving northeast farther out to sea. Forecasters give this one a 30 percent chance of further development over the next five days,” the DDM indicated.

Meanwhile, Disturbance two is a trough of low pressure located about 500 miles east of the Leeward Islands.

“It’s producing a disorganized but large area of showers and thunderstorms. Forecasters expect that as this system moves slowly westward, it has a low chance of further development.”

In the meantime, Hurricane Dorian which has left death and widespread devastation in The Bahamas is now located off the coast of South Carolina in the United States.

It has the potential to bring damaging winds, life-threatening storm surges, and flooding rains to both North and South Carolina coastlines today, the DDM added.

The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season ends on November 30.

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