Tropical Depression Eight (2021)
Tropical Depression (SSHWS/NWS)
Formed September 13, 2021
Dissipated September 15, 2021
Highest winds 35 mph (55 km/h)
(1-min sustained)
Lowest pressure 1005 (mbar)
Damages Minimal
Direct Fatalities 1
Indirect Fatalities 0
Missing 1
Areas affected Western Africa and Cape Verde
Part of the
2021 Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical Depression Eight was a short lived, erratically moving tropical cyclone that formed near the Cape Verde Islands in September 2021. During its 2 day lifecycle, the system moved to the southwest, before turning to the north-northwest, and then finally to the east-southeast. It is one of the most bizarre tracks ever seen in the Atlantic basin. Thankfully, with all this erratic movement, Tropical Depression Eight stayed away from any land masses, and so only 1 death, in Cape Verde, was caused by the storm, due to heavy monsoonal type rainfall form the precursor low over the islands. Minimal damage was done by the depression during its passage through the islands.