Gaston weakens to tropical storm: NHC

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Posted: Sep 02, 2016 5:37 AM

(Reuters) - Gaston weakened to a tropical storm and was approaching the Western Azores in the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said on Friday.

Gaston, formerly a hurricane, was located about 315 miles (505 km) west of Faial Island in the Central Azores and was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 km/h), the Miami-based weather forecaster added.

(Reporting By Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru, Editing by Angus MacSwan)