Forecaster sees 80 percent chance of cyclone near Cape Verde Islands

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Posted: Aug 16, 2016 1:43 PM

(Reuters) - A tropical wave located about 600 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands has an 80 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday.

Environmental conditions appear to be favorable for additional development and a tropical depression could form on Wednesday, the Miami-based weather forecaster added.

(Reporting by Swati Verma in Bengaluru; Editing by Dan Grebler)