Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Tropical Daily Planner – Atlantic
Tropical Storm Rina has strengthened since yesterday with maximum sustained winds now at 50 knots. It is likely to maintain this intensity over the next 24 hours as it moves through the North Atlantic Ocean before it undergoes post-tropical transition.
There are no other significant features across the Atlantic Basin this morning. Model guidance continues to hint at lowering surface pressures in the Caribbean Sea over the next few days, but widespread strong wind shear across the region should inhibit any tropical cyclone development here. There are still indications that a low pressure area will development over the eastern Atlantic and southwest of the Azores by early next week. It will likely struggle to obtain tropical characteristics, though it may need monitored more closely in a few days in case this scenario changes.