NHC says 80 percent chance of cyclone south of Cape Verde islands

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Posted: Sep 14, 2017 7:39 PM

(Reuters) - A low pressure system located 300 miles (483 km) south of the Cape Verde islands has an 80 percent chance of strengthening into a tropical cyclone over the next two days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

Environmental conditions are expected to remain conducive for development, and a tropical depression is likely to form on Thursday night or Friday, the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

(Reporting by Swati Verma in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler)