Tropical Storm Lorenzo Forms In The Atlantic

September 23, 2019

[Updated] In what seems to be a never ending set of storms and weather systems, Tropical Depression Thirteen has now formed in the Atlantic.

It is “not a threat to Bermuda” at this time, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs currently forecast to be 1800 nm to the ESE at 6am on Thursday, September 26, with the BWS noting “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.”

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

Tropical Depression Thirteen Bermuda September 23 2019 BWS

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 500 AM AST, the center of Tropical Depression Thirteen was located near latitude 10.8 North, longitude 22.2 West.

“The depression is moving toward the west near 15 mph [24 km/h], and this general motion is forecast to continue through this afternoon. A motion toward the west-northwest is expected tonight and Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of the depression should pass well to the south of the Cabo Verde Islands today and tonight.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

Tropical Depression Thirteen Bermuda September 23 2019  NHC

“Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph [55 km/h] with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today and a hurricane by Tuesday night or early Wednesday. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb [29.74 inches].”

Update 12.15pm: And this has now been upgraded to Tropical Storm Lorenzo

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