06 October 2009

Grace comes and goes, Henri forms in central Atlantic...

For completeness, I'll briefly mention that Tropical Storm Grace formed on Oct 5 near the Azores Islands.  It reached a peak intensity of 60kts and then lost tropical characteristics as it headed toward Ireland.  It is currently spreading heavy rain over Wales.

At 21Z today, Tropical Storm Henri formed 600 miles east of the Leeward Islands.  Its origins are an African easterly wave that exited the continent back on September 30.  The intensity is estimated at 35kts and 1007mb, and is expected to weaken in the face of increasing wind shear.  It is no threat to any landmass or island.

Please visit my tropical Atlantic headquarters.