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Met office monitoring two systems


Met office monitoring two systems

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At 4 p.m. today the Barbados Meteorological Services issued a statement noting that it is monitoring the progress of two weather systems over the central and far eastern Atlantic.

The system over the far eastern Atlantic is presently classified as Potential Tropical Cyclone #8.

At 2 p.m. it was centred near 13.1° N 17.8°W or about 400 miles east-southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands with movement towards the west near 10mph.

Of more significance at this time is the area of low pressure over the central Atlantic which is currently centred near 14.0°N 35.0°W or about 1750 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

Some forecast models indicate the potential for further development of this system over the next four to five days and based on current forecast track projections, it could pose a threat to the islands of the Lesser Antilles as it approaches the region towards the middle of next week.

The Met Office will continue to closely monitor the progress of these two systems and will update this information at it becomes necessary. (PR)