Tropical Depression Five was a tropical depression that did not reach tropical storm status during the 1991 Atlantic hurricane season. The cyclone developed on August 28 in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean south of the Cape Verde Islands. The depression headed west-northwestward throughout its entire lifespan, and it dissipated on August 31 while located about 400 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.
The depression caused no damage and no deaths.
|Formation||August 26, 1991|
|Dissipation||August 31, 1991|
|Highest winds||35 mph|
|Part of the||1991 Atlantic hurricane season|
A tropical wave developed into a tropical depression on August 28 while located in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean south of the Cape Verde Islands. After developing, the depression headed generally west-northwest, courtesy of a ridge to the north imparting a south-southeasterly steering flow. Although the depression was forecast to become a tropical storm throughout portions of its lifetime, it dissipated on August 31 about 400 miles east of the Lesser Antilles without ever becoming a tropical storm.