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Disturbance 1 being monitored in eastern Atlantic

Disturbance 1 being monitored in eastern Atlantic

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) says it is monitoring a disturbance in the eastern Atlantic that could see development in the coming days.

Disturbance 1 has now been identified along 31W, or about 635 miles to the southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. The movement is to the west at 15 to 20 mph.

"This system is forecast to move west to west-northwest across the eastern Atlantic over the next several days. Environmental conditions are expected to be somewhat favorable for development through the beginning of next week before becoming unfavorable by the middle of next week," DDM said today, October 9, 2020.
It said there is a 20 percent chance of tropical development over the next 7 days.


Disturbance 1 has now been identified along 31W, or about 635 miles to the southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. The movement is to the west at 15 to 20 mph.


"Disturbance 1 does not pose a threat to the British Virgin Islands at this time however, we will continue to monitor its progress and provide updates as necessary," DDM stated.

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