Tropics Watch: Window for development closes for low pressure system in Atlantic

Disorganized showers and thunderstorms move away from Azores

ORLANDO, Fla. – A large nontropical area of low pressure continues to produce strong winds and disorganized showers and thunderstorms near the Azores, but it’s chances of development are now nonexistent, the National Hurricane Center said.

As the system moves east of the Azores, the NHC had said the storm could acquire subtropical characteristics.

A subtropical storm is a storm that gets its strength from both differences in temperature and pressure along with warm ocean water. For a storm to become completely tropical, all of its strength will come from the warm ocean water and the storm will produce and maintain thunderstorms around its well-defined center.

The low pressure system will move into the much cooler waters of the north Atlantic in the coming days.

Regardless, gusty and stormy weather will continue for the Azores, Canary and Madeira islands.

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The next named storm for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season is Bret.

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