Where are active storms in the Atlantic right now?
THE 2018 Hurricane Season is an ongoing event that takes place from June 1 to November 30.
There are no active storms in the Atlantic Ocean right now.
However, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) there are currently four tropical weather systems developing in the Atlantic basin.
The weather outlook shows there is between 10 and 70 percent chance for some of the storms to develop.
One low pressure system is located about 600 miles south-southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands.
The disturbance has a 30 percent chance of developing into a more severe weather system within the next 48 hours and a 60 percent chance in the next five days.
NOAA’s report said that although the showers and thunderstorms have decreased this afternoon, the system is still showing signs of organisation.
The second disturbance is located about 500 miles east of the Windward Islands and is producing disorganised showers and thunderstorms to the east of the centre.
According to the Nationa Hurricane Centre (NHC) strong upper-level winds and dry air “should prevent significant development of this system while it moves west-northwestward at around 10 mph.”
The chance of this system to develop is very low, at 10 percent.
A broad area of low pressure located about 100 miles southeast of Bermuda is producing minimal shower activity.
The weather service report said: “Development of this system is not expected during the next couple of days due to dry air and strong upper-level winds.
“However, environmental conditions could become more conducive for slow development when the system moves over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean during the early and middle part of next week.”
Formation chance through the next five days is low at 30 percent.
The fourth and final system developing in the Atlantic basin at the moment has a very high chance of being upgraded to a more severe weather system.
Within the next five days the formation chance is at 70 percent.
The non-tropical low pressure system is currently located midway between Bermuda and the Azores.
The disturbance is forecasted to develop tonight or tomorrow.
NOAA’s report said: “Conditions are expected to be conducive for the low to acquire subtropical or tropical characteristics, and a subtropical or tropical cyclone is likely to form late this weekend or early next week while the low meanders over the central Atlantic Ocean.”
So far, the Atlantic hurricane season has seen four named storms, including two hurricanes.
An average six-month hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes.