New storm develops in Caribbean

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A new Tropical Storm, Harvey, has developed in the Caribbean, dumping heavy rain on the Windward Islands yesterday as it makes a slow trek west towards Central America.

The storm, which has the potential to build into the season’s third hurricane, is followed by two other pockets of weather: a disturbance several hundred miles to Harvey’s east, and a tropical wave budding off the West African coast.

Meanwhile, the remnants of Hurricane Gert, breaking apart into a storm, continues its drift towards Ireland and Britain.

The 2017 Atlantic season has already shown above-average activity, and late August through early October is its typically height.

According to meteorologists, the tropical Atlantic at present is at its warmest since 1950.

A powerful atmospheric phenomenon known as the Madden-Julian Oscillation could be feeding storm development at the moment, but should decline early next month, resulting in less favourable hurricane conditions.

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Published Aug 19, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm)

New storm develops in Caribbean

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