Nearly 100 percent chance of cyclone east of Windward Islands: NHC

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Posted: Aug 17, 2017 2:13 PM

(Reuters) - A low pressure system located several hundred miles east of the

Windward Islands has a nearly 100 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Thursday.

The system was about 465 miles (750 km) east of St. Lucia with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles (55 km) per hour.

Another low pressure system about 1,200 miles east of the Leeward Islands has a 60 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the NHC said.

(Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman and Nithin Thomas Prasad in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)