CLAUDETTE peaked overnight some 450 miles north-east of Cape Hatteras. This reached a hurricane severity index rating of just 4, 2 for size and 2 for intensity which translates to 55 knot gusts over a windfield of 150 miles radius, before weakening rapidly as it crossed cooler water. CLAUDETTE has now lost shape, form and threat and is off our radar.
Disturbance Ten is now a day’s steaming east of Trinidad moving slightly north of west at 15 knots and expected to pass the Windward Islands later. As things stand, development is not expected aside from some scattered showers and the odd crack of thunder, but conditions may be marginally favourable in the north-west Caribbean in the longer term.
Image William Lazenby