Tropical Storm Bret was an unusual tropical cyclone that existed during mid-June. Originating from a strong tropical wave that emerged off Africa on June 13 at an unusually low 6N latitude, the wave moved rapidly westwards, and by June 17, began to show signs of organisation. Upon being assessed as having a high chance of tropical cyclone development on June 18, and with it's expected impacts on Trinidad and Tobago, the NHC initiated advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Two at 2100 UTC. Continuing to show signs of organisation, the tropical wave had a burst of convection over a low level circulation that had developed inside a band of intense convection, and so I have estimated that Tropical Storm Bret developed at 0900 UTC on June 19. Continuing rapidly to the west-northwest, Bret reached a peak intensity of 45 mph around 0900 UTC, before the low level circulation decoupled from the rest of the storm later that day due to increased shear and land interaction with Venezuela. Overall, Bret had a minimal impact on land, and was the second most southerly landfall in Atlantic records, behind on Martha in 1969, which made landfall in Panama.

SSHWS category 1-min winds Pressure Location Date and time ACE generated
Tropical Storm 40 mph 1008 mbar 8.4N, 54.5W 19/06/2017 0900 UTC 0.1225
Tropical Storm 40 mph 1008 mbar 8.8N, 56.8W 19/06/2017 1500 UTC 0.1225
Tropical Storm 40 mph 1008 mbar 9.4N, 59.8W 19/06/2017 2100 UTC 0.1225
Tropical Storm 40 mph 1008 mbar 10.0N, 61.3W 20/06/2017 0300 UTC 0.1225
Tropical Storm 45 mph 1007 mbar 10.6N, 62.9W 20/06/2017 0900 UTC 0.1600
Tropical Storm 45 mph 1007 mbar 11.6N, 64.4W 20/06/2017 1500 UTC 0.1600
Total ACE 0.8100 units

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