Watching A System Near Bermuda


The system, highlighted in red, may become the next named storm of the season. Photo EOSDIS Worldview.
The system, highlighted in red, may become the next named storm of the season. Photo EOSDIS Worldview.

A low pressure system located about 800 kilometres east-southeast of Bermuda is a feature worth watching over the next couple of days.


Some slow development of this system is expected over the next few days.


Should a tropical storm form, it is not likely to get very strong. It will likely remain as a tropical or subtropical storm. The National Hurricane Center gives the system a 70 percent probability of forming into a tropical storm in the next 48 hours and an 80 percent chance of the next five days.


Spaghetti plots indicate the low will take a track southwestward and then may curve toward the north. We will continue to monitor the development of this system. In meteorology, spaghetti plots are several model outcomes drawn on a single map. Various forecast models within tropical cyclone track forecasting can be plotted on a spaghetti diagram to show confidence in five-day track forecasts.


There have been 25 named storms so far this year. The next named storm will be Epsilon, from the Greek alphabet.