NHC says 40 percent chance of cyclone near the Cape Verde Islands

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 15, 2016 2:21 PM

(Reuters) - A tropical wave located a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands off of Africa's west coast has a 40 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 to northwestward at 10 to 15 miles per hour (16 to 24 km/h) into the central tropical Atlantic during the next several days, the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

(Reporting by Arpan Varghese in Bengaluru; Editing by Alan Crosby)