Hurricane season reaches its peak between the months of August and October on the Atlantic. Temperatures across the Atlantic have began to heat up, prompting meteorologists to monitor multiple areas of interest across the Atlantic basin. Parts of the vast ocean could be set for tropical development this week, as wind shear, the difference in wind speed or direction over a relatively short distance, continues to develop.
Meteorologists have identified Cape Verde as a potential hurricane hotspot.
The archipelago of 10 volcanic islands located in central Atlantic, has just entered its rainy season, from August to September, where heavy tropical rainfall is likely.
But rainfall isn’t the only weather concern, as tropical waves continue to move off the west coast of Africa.
Dan Kotlowski, AccuWeather hurricane expert, said: “This is the time of the year to pay special attention to these tropical waves.”
A satellite image of Hurricane Florence in 2013 (Image: Getty)
Hurricane news: The islands of Cape Verde are often high risk (Image: Getty)
He added: “There are two new waves we will be keeping an eye on this week.
“While we don’t foresee development over the next few days, we can’t rule out something slowly taking shape over the central Atlantic beyond this week and beyond due to the overall decrease in wind shear, dry air and dust across the Atlantic basin.”
An area just south of New England and the Canadian Maritimes is also being monitored.
Monday night saw a batch of clouds, showers and thunderstorms collect over the area, which is forecast to move rapidly to the northeast in a high-shear zone.
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