Some of the missing data on VY’s travel after 8 September arrived overnight, however we are still lacking a significant amount for 9 and 10 September.
By the end of 10 September VY had crossed the High Atlas Mountains which will be covered more fully when we receive the data. But here is a taster from Paul of her using updrafts to gain height and speed – 53 knots is almost 100kph!
She roosted at the bottom of cliffs and near a stream off the river Draâ which flows along the top.
From 11 to 15 September she crossed arid desert.
You can see from the image that her path became more ‘wavy’ on 15 September. Another of Paul’s graphics shows why.
VY’s roost last night was in the wetlands by the Senegal River. Paul noticed her first stop just SSE of Ngorel was by the remains of an oxbow lake – now just a few elongated ponds.
She moved a short distance to roost.
The forecast for Senegal (and The Gambia and Guinea) is for heavy rain in the next 24 hours, so VY may not move far today.