Lane intensifying, still a tropical storm

Cristina Cross
August 19, 2018

That's a decrease from the original forecast that gave it a 20 percent chance, and forecasters are now saying significant development is not expected. "One year ago today, Harvey was forming and NHC was monitoring 3 potential Atlantic systems".

Tropical Storm Lane pushed westward across the eastern Pacific on Thursday, while Subtropical Storm Ernesto headed across the northern Atlantic in the general direction of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

On August 17, 2017, Tropical Storm Harvey was born east of the Windward Islands.

The record for subtropical storms in a single season is five, and that was back in 1969.

Cloudy and breezy tomorrow with rain in many areas, persistent and locally heavy across the north of the country during the morning, but well scattered in the south.

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The Met Office's United Kingdom forecast states that "the north will be windy, with patchy rain" tomorrow, but "further south, winds will be much lighter, with a fair amount of warm sunshine, though patchy rain may affect western hills".

"Warm ocean water is the fuel for hurricanes", Wroe said.

Temperatures are predicted to reach the mid-20s, with possible highs of 25C.

Alan O'Reilly from Carlow Weather explained: "It's going to bring warmer weather, so it's going to bring a good increase in temperatures".

Harvey then degenerated into a tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea.

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