NHC says 60 percent chance of cyclone near the Cape Verde Islands

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Posted: Aug 16, 2016 1:23 AM

(Reuters) - A tropical wave located about 450 miles (725 km) southwest of the Cape Verde Islands off of Africa's west coast has a 60 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday.

The system is expected to move west-northwestward to northwestward toward the central tropical Atlantic during the next several days, the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

(Reporting by Karen Rodrigues in Bengaluru; Editing by Richard Pullin)