Two weather systems in the Central and Far Eastern Atlantic were upgraded to Tropical Depressions at 5 p.m., the Barbados Meteorological Services said today.
Of significant interest is Tropical Depression #9 which was located near 13.6 degrees north and 34.9 degrees west or about 1,555 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. The system is currently stationary.
Some forecast models indicate that the depression has the potential to develop further over the next four to five days and based on current projections it could pose a threat to
the islands of the Lesser Antilles as it approaches the region towards the middle of next week.
The second system, Tropical Depression #8 was located near 13.2 degrees north and 18.6 degrees west or about 405 miles east south east of the southernmost Cabo Verde islands. On the current projected track, this system is forecast to move well into the North Atlantic by the middle of next week.
The met office said it will continue to monitor the progress of these two systems and will update the information as necessary.