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There were no global tropical cyclones from the 2nd week of May until the 2nd week of June - not very common. There is now a weakening cyclone over the Northern Arabian Sea in what is an otherwise quiet globe when it comes to the tropics.
First - for the Atlantic Basin - there are a few clusters & bands of thunderstorms but no surface development. The ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone) has become active with showers & thunderstorms between S. America & Africa but again no indication of an organizing area of low pressure. So the Atlantic remains quiet overall.
2019 names..... "Andrea" was briefly upgraded in May. Next on the list: "Barry" (names are picked at random... repeat every 6 years... historic storms are retired (Florence & Michael last year):
Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear of which there is plenty across the Atlantic at the moment:
The Atlantic Basin.....
Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air):
Deep oceanic heat content:
Sea surface temp. anomalies show some "cool" water over the Caribbean & the deep tropical development region of the Atlantic..... for now:
SE U.S. surface map:
Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic:
Surface analysis of the Gulf:
In the Arabian Sea... cyclone "Vayu" continues to weaken west of India. Tropical cyclones this far north in the Arabian Sea are relatively rare. The cyclone is battling shear & its own very slow movement (upwelling) as Vayu stays over the Northern Arabian Sea while meandering & weakening.
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