Sea Breeze Storms Rumble in SW Guinea
12 November 2013: Late this afternoon and early evening, strong storms have been slowly tracking along a sea breeze front just inland of Conakry and along highways N4 and N3. The strongest of the storms was just north of N4 between Forecariah and Conakry this afternoon and tracked northwestward decaying and regenerating into an even stronger storm north of Conakry.
The Guinea Total Lightning Detection System triggered several Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs) to be issued along these highways as this storm drifted norhtwest.
Despite all the activity just 20 km inland, Conakry remained dry for the most part as stable winds off the Atlantic kept the storms just inland. An outflow wind gust from the storm did peak at 73 km/hr as the storm skirted to the northeast.
Rainfall estimates by the Guinea PulseRad system were showing rainfall totals of 15-50 mm had fallen in just over an hour in these areas.
Another strong storm just west of Mamou also had very heavy rainfall occur along N1 just 20 km to the west.