Post-Tropical Cyclone 19L (Rina) is located about 360 miles east of Cape Race, Newfoundland – Last Advisory
Post-Tropical Cyclone 19L (Rina) is dissipating over the cold waters of the northern Atlantic…staying away from land
This system will pose a threat to shipping and cruising interests over the North Atlantic. Thereafter, but will bring impacts to the United Kingdom later Friday.
Despite no longer being a tropical storm, Rina will bring moisture and gusty winds to the U.K. and Ireland later Friday into the night.
The heaviest rain is forecast across Ireland, Wales and southwestern England…with rainfall in excess of 2 inches possible, which may result in localized flooding and slow transportation.
The strongest winds associated with Rina will impact Ireland, Wales and southwestern England, where gusts of 40-50 mph are possible. A few wind gusts of 30-40 mph are possible around Greater London late Friday.
Maximum sustained winds with advisory 14 were 45 mph
According to the NHC:
Post-Tropical Cyclone Rina Discussion Number 14
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
1100 AM AST Thur Nov 9 2017
Satellite images and surface data indicate that Rina has become a post-tropical cyclone. The system is embedded within low stratus clouds, with nippy air temperatures around 45 deg F, about a degree to the northwest of the center. Interestingly, despite being over water temperatures around 48 F, instability aloft is still producing some elevated deep convection well northeast of the center…though this is not indicative of tropical cyclone status.
The initial wind speed will stay at 40 knots, which is the maximum wind value from a pair of recently received scatterometer passes. The cyclone should move rather rapidly to the northeast and east-northeast over the next day before becoming elongated and dissipating west of Ireland. Little change in strength is anticipated, consistent with the global models.
This is the last advisory on Rina.
Hopefully Rina will be the finale of the extremely active 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. However that might be wishful thinking since, of the top 10 most active hurricane seasons before this year, seven of them still had another tropical storm after today’s date.
Post-Tropical Cyclone 19L (Rina) – Last Advisory
Gulf of Mexico