Tropical Storm Fred forms in eastern Atlantic off Africa

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 30, 2015 9:51 AM

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Fred formed in the eastern Atlantic off the coast of Africa on Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Fred could reach hurricane status before or while it moves through the Cape Verde islands in 36 hours or so, the Miami-based forecaster said.

Fred is the sixth named storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season.

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(Reporting by David Adams; Editing by Mark Heinrich)