Depression & Storm Currently In Atlantic Area

Hannah Rogers
September 23, 2018

Tropical Storm Kirk is located 465 south-southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and is moving to the west at 18 miles per hour (30 km/h). A faster westward motion across the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean is expected Sunday through Tuesday.Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (65 km/h) with higher gusts.

Forecasters say the system is likely to dissipate within a day or two.

The tropical depression is forecast to become a remnant low before the weekend end as it is moving through an area of high wind shear.

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Tropical storm Kirk is forecast to strike Barbados at about 20:00 GMT on 27 September.

The storm is located about 465 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and now doesn't pose a threat to land, according to the latest advisory. At that time, the system will be moving westward and then northwestward over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, according to the center.

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The storm is not expected to last long or impact land.

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression 11 was about 688 miles east-southeast of the BVI Sunday morning and had winds of 30 miles per hour. However, they add it may begin weakening in the middle of the week.

Brennan wrote that the weather system "does not pose any immediate threat to the USA, but we'll continue to monitor it".

Conditions are expected to become conducive for the low to acquire subtropical or tropical characteristics, and a subtropical or tropical cyclone is likely to form by early next week while the low meanders over the central Atlantic Ocean.

In a forecast discussion, the NHC said that Kirk is slated to move over warmer waters and a low wind-shear environment, which will allow for more strengthening.

About 1000 miles west southwest of the Azores is a non-tropical low pressure system.

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