Official Discussion issued by the National Hurricane Center

Bret (AL032023) DATA RELEASED: 6/24/2023 3:00:00 PM UTC

Copy of official data

Tropical Storm Bret Discussion Number  21
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL032023
1100 AM EDT Sat Jun 24 2023

The Air Force Hurricane Hunters have been investigating Bret again 
this morning and found that the circulation is barely closed with 
very light winds on the system's south side.  However, winds 
up to 40 kt are still occurring north of the center and are 
strongest in the deep convection just north of the ABC Islands.  
Therefore, Bret is being maintained as a 40-kt tropical storm for 
now.  However, continued northwesterly vertical wind shear of about 
30 kt should cause the storm to weaken and the circulation to open 
up soon, possibly even later today.  

Bret continues to move swiftly to the west at about 18 kt.  This 
motion should continue until the storm dissipates.  The main impact 
from the system is expected to be gusty winds and areas of heavy 
rain across portions of the ABC Islands and the northeastern 
portion of Colombia during the next several hours.


INIT  24/1500Z 13.1N  71.9W   40 KT  45 MPH
12H  25/0000Z 13.1N  74.5W   35 KT  40 MPH
24H  25/1200Z...DISSIPATED

Forecaster Cangialosi