Forecast Discussion



02/26/2017
Forecast valid from 26/02/2017 to 27/02/2017

Departamento Meteorologico Aruba http://www.meteo.aw

A sharp mid-to-upper level trough passes through the eastern Cuba
and into the SW corner of the basin. At the surface, a trough was
analyzed from 19N81W to 17N84W with isolated showers. Very strong
subsidence was noted in the wake of the trough and elsewhere over
the basin east of 80W.

A weak surface ridge extended from 20N60W through the northern
Leeward Islands to 15N75W. This ridge maintained sub-normal
trade winds over the basin, generally around 10 kt. The trade
winds should begin to increase today as high pressure builds
north of the area, with strong winds likely within 90 nm of
the coast of Colombia tonight into Monday.

Next update will be issued 27/02/2017 16:00UTC