BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 7, 2021– According to the National Hurricane Center, a low-pressure system may potentially form in the southern Caribbean sometime near the end of this week. While it’s too early to provide any details about the system, they are highlighting the low chance of possible tropical system development.
Around this time of year, a broad area of low pressure known as the Central American Gyre develops around Central America. This broad area of low-pressure can lead to persistent emergence of thunderstorms and tropical system development.
Early but unconfirmed projections show the system moving northwestward toward Central America. The National Hurricane Center notes that this system is likely to bring heavy rainfall.
It must be noted that both hurricanes Cristobal in 2020 and Nate in 2017 formed under similar conditions.
We are exactly 7 days into the Atlantic Hurricane Season, with one storm, Ana, already having formed in the Central Atlantic. The second name on the National Hurricane Center’s list of 21 possible tropical systems to form in 2021 is Bill.