African Easterly Waves

Below are some figures for monitoring African easterly wave (AEW) activity.

AEW Satellite Animation

Animation of infrared (top) and water vapor (bottom) satellite imagery (from

AEW Hovmoller

Hovmoller of 6-hourly meridional wind at 650 hPa over the African Sahel (5-20N). The right edge is located over Sudan and the dashed line indicates the approximate position of the west coast of North Africa. Data is GFS operational analysis.