The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring a disturbance in the far northeastern Atlantic Ocean for signs of possible subtropical or tropical development. At this time, it is very unlikely the system located west of Europe will develop into such a storm system. And because of its location, it is of no threat to North America.
According to the NHC, the currently non-tropical area of low pressure located near the eastern Azores is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms with winds to gale force over the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. This system could acquire some subtropical characteristics during the next day or so while it meanders to the east of the Azores, although the NHC says there’s only a 10% chance that this would actually happen.
By late Wednesday, the system is forecast to move northeastward over cooler waters, and further development beyond that point is not expected. Regardless of development, heavy rains and gusty winds will continue across portions of the Canary Islands, Madeira Island, and the Azores over the next day or so.
Elsewhere, the NHC expects no tropical or subtropical storm development anywhere across the Atlantic Hurricane basin for the next 5-7 days.
The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season began on June 1 and runs through to November 30.