Two Tropical Depressions Form In Atlantic Area

September 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season continues to be very active — although fortunately the island has thus far been spared any impact — with two Tropical Depressions forming in the Atlantic, with the Bermuda Weather Service saying that both Tropical Depression Seventeen and Tropical Depression Eighteen, are “not a threat to Bermuda at this time.”

On Tropical Depression Seventeen, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 500 AM AST [0900 UTC], the center of Tropical Depression Seventeen was located near latitude 17.3 North, longitude 42.1 West. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 6 mph [9 km/h], and this motion is expected to continue for the next few days with a gradual increase in forward speed.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

Two Tropical Depression September 2020

“Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph [55 km/h] with higher gusts. Some slow strengthening is forecast over the next few days, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today.

“The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb [29.71 inches].”

On Tropical Depression Eighteen, the NHC said, “At 1100 AM CVT [1200 UTC], the center of Tropical Depression Eighteen was located near latitude 15.4 North, longitude 20.7 West. The depression is moving toward the west near 12 mph [19 km/h], and this general motion with some increase in forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone is forecast to pass near or over the Cabo Verde Islands later today and tonight.

“Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph [55 km/h] with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and the depression is forecast to become a tropical storm later today or tonight.

“The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb [29.65 inches].”

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