Tropical Storm Kirk Forms In The Atlantic

Pauline Gross
September 24, 2018

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government along with the 14 Municipal Corporations are closely monitoring the development and path of Tropical Storm Kirk.

Tropical Storm Kirk formed south of the Cabo Verde islands on Saturday.

Kirk is predicted to make an even faster westward motion across the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean through Tuesday but weakening is likely during the middle to latter part of the week.

The National Hurricane Center says some strengthening is forecast during the next day or two.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches). The depression is forecast to dissipate on Sunday or early Monday.

Kirk is expected to speed up through the weekend but will not impact land for several days, allowing those potentially in its track plenty of time to prepare.

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There is also a tropical depression located about 480 miles east of the Windward Islands.

The National Hurricane Center is also now monitoring two other areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic.

Subtropical Storm Leslie's first update at 11 a.m. Sunday. The remnants of the depression were expected to weaken further in the next day or so. The disturbance will be traveling west and west-northwestward at about 10 miles per hour, but will again encounter upper-level winds by Wednesday as it approaches the southeastern coast of the U.S.

The system, one of four the center is watching, was expected to be upgraded by Friday night and followed through, with winds now at 30 miles per hour and moving west at 3 miles per hour as of Saturday's 11 a.m. advisory. On Sept. 10, Isaac achieved minimal hurricane status as top winds reached 75 miles per hour.

But in the center's 11 a.m. advisory, that system jumped to name status: Tropical Storm Kirk.

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