Low chance of Atlantic tropical wave forming depression: NHC

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Posted: Jul 11, 2011 1:58 PM
Low chance of Atlantic tropical wave forming depression: NHC

(Reuters) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Monday a low pressure system about 550 miles east of the southern Windward Islands still has a low 10 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression over the next couple of days.

The system is moving westward at 15 to 20 miles per hour (24-32 km/h), according to the NHC.

"Although significant development of this system is not expected, showers and gusty winds could affect the southern Windward Islands during the next couple of days," the NHC said.

Another system over the western Caribbean Sea and portions of Central America has a near zero percent chance of forming into a depression over the next few days, the NHC said.

(Reporting by Naveen Arul in Bangalore)