With dust from the Sahara Desert riding the trade winds west across the Atlantic Ocean, tropical activity is not expected over the next 5 days… just how we like it!
Saharan air is very dry, therefore, when tropical waves roll off the coast of Africa, they take in this very dry air and often times fall apart. When the dust is very heavy, it can also block some sunlight from reaching the surface of the ocean which in turn can cause the water to cool – great for us, not so much for tropical development.
It is important to remember we are just in the beginning of what is forecast to be a very active hurricane season. It is never too early to have a hurricane plan in place.