Irene developed from Tropical Depression Nine in the Atlantic
Ocean east of the Lesser Antilles.
Irene track on SST image of the Atlantic Ocean from 7
August (246 Kb)
This image represents the average composite sea surface temperature (SST)
derived from NOAA satellite AVHRR data over the 7 days ending 7 August 2005.
The averaging is done to remove clouds. The temperature scale for SST is 24C
to 32C. The track of Irene is overlaid on this image.