Two areas to watch in the Atlantic


Disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean have gone from four to two, but the remaining two areas are the ones worth watching.


In the central tropical Atlantic, there is an area of low pressure several hundred kilometres east of the Lesser Antilles. This low is producing a large area of disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms. Some gradual development is expected and a tropical depression is likely to form later this week.


In the eastern tropical Atlantic, a wave accompanied by a broad area of low pressure is located just off the west coast of Africa. Some gradual development is possible, and the system could become a short-lived tropical depression over the far eastern Atlantic during the next few days.


It has been a quiet year so far with only three storms. The last storm was Tropical Storm Colin, which dissipated on July 3.


Atlantic Hurricane Season peaks around September 10.


The next named storm in the Atlantic will be Danielle. The Atlantic Hurricane Season started on June 1 and ends on November 30.