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Area of Convection in Caribbean Sea Near Lesser Antilles

14.6N 63.1W

August 15th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Area of Convection Near Lesser Antilles - August 15th, 2011

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Track of Area of Convection - August 15th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Area of Convection

A tropical wave in the vicinity of the Lesser Antilles is producing a large area of disorganized cloudiness and showers. There are no signs of a surface circulation at this time and pressures are not falling significantly over the area.

Environmental conditions are expected to be marginally conducive for development of this system during the next couple of days as it moves westward at 15 to 20 mph over the caribbean sea. This system has a low chance (20 percent) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.