April 11, 2021

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Tropical wave could become storm on the way to the Caribbean

A tropical wave in the middle of the Atlantic between Africa and the Caribbean shows signs of cyclonic development this morning and some meteorological models predict that it will become a storm for a short period of time.

Therefore, the Center The National Hurricane Agency in Miami this morning gave it a 10 percent chance of development in 48 hours and a 20 percent chance in five days.

“A tropical wave located several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde is moving west-northwest at a speed of 15-20 mph. Slow development of this system is possible over the next 2 to 3 days, "the CNH indicates in its tropics outlook bulletin for 8:00 am on Sunday morning.

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However, once it approaches the Caribbean, cutting winds will inhibit its development, so it does not pose a threat to any of the islands at this time.

The system has 20 percent of possibility of development in five days.

It is not normal for tropical waves to achieve cyclonic development in this area so early in the year, but it has occurred in other years.

First record for the 2020 season

This 2020 several experts and NOAA forecast a season active hurricane. Private weather services company AccuWeather forecast 14-20 tropical storms, of which 7-11 will become hurricanes. There would be d e four to six major hurricanes.

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