Tropical Storm Ophelia forms over the open Atlantic

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 09, 2017 10:53 AM

(Reuters) - Tropical Depression Seventeen strengthened into Tropical Storm Ophelia over the open Atlantic, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

Ophelia, the fifteenth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, was about 860 miles (1385 km) west-southwest of the Azores, packing maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km per hour), the NHC added.

(Reporting by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru)