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Tropical Storm Bonnie forms over Southwestern Caribbean

The disturbance that has been tracking across the southern Caribbean Sea has intensified into Tropical Storm Bonnie based on an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter finding a well-defined circulation center located about 100 n mi east of the Nicaragua coast. … Continue reading

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Potential Tropical Cyclone Two nearing Caribbean

Potential Tropical Cyclone Two continues to produce vigorous deep convection and also exhibits some banding features, however, reports from an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that there is no well-defined center of circulation.  Continue reading

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How’s the Weather Cruising the North Atlantic during July?

During the month of July, the Azores to Bermuda High dominates the North Atlantic weather extending from the North Sea to the Gulf of Mexico with a mean center near 35N/35W.    Storm tracks have shifted north of 50 North latitude, except for one primary track from off the Carolina Coast northeastward towards the Denmark Strait.  Continue reading

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What to expect transiting the Indian Ocean during June

A ridge of high pressure normally extends from South Africa eastward to the west coast of Australia, mainly between 25-30 south latitudes. Southward of about 35 south latitude, westerly winds prevail averaging forces 5-6 (17-27 knots) with significant wave heights generally 2-3 meters. Continue reading

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What’s the weather like cruising the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico during June?

Easterly winds mostly Beaufort force 4 (11-16 knots) prevail this month except force 5 (17-21 knots) over the central Caribbean north of Columbia. Over the southwestern Caribbean the wind will back more into the northeast and diminish to mostly forces 3-4 (7-16 knots). Over the northwestern Caribbean, winds tend to be more from the east to east-southeast force 4 (11-16 knots). Continue reading

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North Atlantic Weather Routes limited by Icebergs

Upper-level blocking over the northeastern North Atlantic into northwestern Europe and a large cut-off low over the central North Atlantic, south of 40N latitude, will persist for the next few days. This pattern will allow for relatively light easterly winds and seas to persist across the North Atlantic north of 45N. Continue reading

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Tropical Cyclone Halima now a Cat 4 Storm

Tropical Cyclone Halima over the South Indian Ocean has intensified into a Category 4 hurricane with max winds of 120 knots Continue reading

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North Atlantic Maritime Weather Outlook

An upper-level ridge will build near and over Ireland during the next few days resulting in a strengthening surface high pressure area which will block North Atlantic storms from reaching Northern Europe.
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North Pacific Marine Weather Outlook

The prevailing low tracks for the next several days across the North Pacific will be from Japan near 40N latitude east-northeastward to near 45N/155W then northeastward. Continue reading

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Tropical Cyclone Gombe to intensify over Mozambique Channel

Gombe will move out over the Mozambique Channel during the next 12-18 hours then favorable conditions will allow for the system to  strengthen fairly rapidly to hurricane force winds prior to landfall over Mozambique Continue reading

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