Tropical Depression Two was a tropical depression that did not become a tropical storm during the 2000 Atlantic hurricane season. The depression formed unusually far east and south for June, forming off the coast of Africa. Formation like this typically does not occur until the second week of August in the Atlantic basin. Despite its impressive formation spot for so early in the season, the depression failed to become a tropical storm. Peak winds were 35 mph and the pressure was 1008 mb.
No damage or casualties were reported with the depression.
|Formation||June 23, 2000|
|Dissipation||June 25, 2000|
|Highest winds||35 mph|
|Lowest pressure||1008 mbar|
A tropical wave moved off the coast of Africa on June 23. Unlike nearly all waves in June in the Atlantic basin, this one almost immediately became a tropical depression as it exited the coast, and Tropical Depression Two formed from this wave on June 23, while located about 300 miles south-southeast of the Cape Verde Islands. The depression moved westward and degenerated into a tropical wave on June 25. It is possible this system was close to tropical storm status for a short period of time on June 23, as scatterometer data suggested it.