Tropical Storm Akara

Tropical Storm Akara was a tropical system that formed in the South Atlantic Ocean, near the southeast coast of Brazil.

Akara was unique because tropical storms in the South Atlantic are a rarity due to the atmospheric and oceanic conditions found there.

The last tropical storm to form in the South Atlantic Ocean basin prior to Akara was Tropical Storm Iba back in 2019.

Akara stayed offshore until it devolved into a subtropical depression, only bring rain and wind to the Brazilian coast.

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Akara Maintains Tropical Storm Status Over Cooler Waters

Description:

While still a tropical storm, Akara slowly weakens over just warm enough waters in the South Atlantic Ocean.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoSST

Instrument: ABI

Tropical Storm Akara Forms in the South Atlantic

Description:

A rare tropical storm named Akara evolved from a tropical depression in the South Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: ABI