Thursday, 17 July 2008

Hurricane update - 17 July

The NHC are watching a low pressure system 75 miles east of Jacksonville, FL, which shows some potential to develop into a possible tropical system. It is not directly affecting weather in FL or GA, although a line of showers is draped along the eastern seaboard of both states.

The Netherlands Antilles are affected by a tropical wave, which will bring heavy showers and strong winds. A tropical wave is a seasonal weather phenomenon in the Atlantic, where bulges of moist air are released from the African continent. These waves tend to be the sparking points for hurricanes to form.

At this point in time, I'm monitoring 4 tropical cyclones around the world, as well as three pieces of weather that could become that. A typhoon has just passed near Taipei, the Taiwanese capital. Two systems in the Eastern Pacific, and tropical storm Bertha, which has been around for more than 2 weeks; NHC are currently on their 59th advisory. It could become one of the longest living storms in the Atlantic.


  1. It's nice to see you giving out hurricane warnings again Guido, I'm sure those around Florida and Georgia appreciate it. Jeannette xx  

  2. Great work Guido.You are very imformative for those who need to know these things.Keep up the good work.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand

  3. TY guido, i didn't know about tropical waves, never heard of them!! interesting.
    take care mrs t xx

  4. springangel23518 July 2008 at 12:27

    I have many relatives in Fl.  Thanks for posting this..and the other info...take care!