By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
Tropical Cyclone 05E (Darby)…is located about 780 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii
Northeast Pacific Ocean
Offshore of southern Mexico:
Showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure located several hundred miles south of Acapulco, Mexico, have continued to become better organized today.
Environmental conditions appear conducive for additional development, and a tropical depression is expected to form well offshore of the coast of southern Mexico within the next day or so.
The disturbance is forecast to move westward to west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph while remaining offshore of the southern and southwestern coasts of Mexico.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…high…90 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent
Tropical Cyclone 05E (Darby)
Advisory number 23
WEAKENING HURRICANE DARBY MOVING WESTWARD FAR EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Darby is moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue for the next few days. The forecast track will bring the center of Darby, or it’s remnant, south of the Big Island on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts. Continued weakening is forecast during the next few days, with Darby expected to become a tropical storm Friday, and further weaken to a post-tropical cyclone on Saturday before dissipating.
Darby is a small tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds extending outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km).
>>> Northwest and Southwest Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea:
There are no active tropical cyclones, nor any areas of disturbed weather being investigated by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) at the time of this writing