Forecaster sees 20 percent chance of cyclone near Cape Verde

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Posted: Aug 15, 2016 8:06 AM

(Reuters) - A tropical wave located few hundred miles south of the Cape Verde Islands has a 20 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

The system is expected to move west-northwestward at about 15 miles per hour over the eastern and central tropical Atlantic this week, the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

(Reporting by Eileen Soreng in Bengaluru; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)