The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida says it is likely that a new tropical cyclone will form in the Atlantic Ocean this week and head west.
According to the NHC’s latest Tropical Outlook, showers and thunderstorms are beginning to show signs of organization in association with a low-latitude tropical wave located several hundred miles to the south of the Cabo Verde Islands. The NHC adds that environmental conditions appear conducive for gradual development of this system, and a tropical depression is likely to form by midweek while it moves westward to west-northwestward across the eastern tropical Atlantic.
Should this system intensify further into a tropical storm and/or hurricane, it will be given the name “Sean.”
The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs through to the end of November.