Sunday, 18 November 2018
Latest news
Main » Tropical Storm Kirk speeds up as it moves west across Atlantic

Tropical Storm Kirk speeds up as it moves west across Atlantic

24 September 2018
Tropical Storm Kirk speeds up as it moves west across Atlantic

Tropical Storm Kirk was accelerating westward over the eastern tropical Atlantic as Subtropical Storm Leslie formed Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said.

Sub-Tropical storm Leslie is moving out over the Atlantic.

"An even faster westward motion across the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean is expected through Tuesday", the public advisory says. A faster westward motion across the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean is expected Sunday through Tuesday.Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (65 km/h) with higher gusts.

Looking further north, the Hurricane Center is watching a non-tropical low pressure system forecast to develop Friday night over the central subtropical Atlantic Ocean midway between Bermuda and the Azores. National Weather Service advisory, Kirk's sustained winds measured 40 mph and extended 70 miles north of the storm's center.

There is also a tropical depression located about 480 miles east of the Windward Islands. After that time, with the development of the new low to the north, Leslie will likely move east until it becomes absorbed. Kirk remains somewhat disorganized but is expected to slowly strengthen until it reaches the Caribbean going into Thursday.

However, Barbados is likely to experience moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds from the system as it moves across the island chain late Monday into Tuesday.

Kirk will be moving over increasingly warmer waters and through a relatively low-shear environment for the next 2-3 days, which should allow for some strengthening, according to the NHC.

Kirk is moving "quickly westward" at 24 miles per hour, according to the NHC, and it has 35 miles per hour winds. The disturbance was battling wind shear just as TD 11 and won't be developing over the next day or so.