August 22, 2016 / 8:56 PM / a year ago

Tropical depression Seven forms in the Atlantic

(Reuters) - Tropical Depression Seven, packing maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 km/h), has formed west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and is likely to strengthen gradually, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

The depression, forecast to become a tropical storm on Monday night or on Tuesday, was located about 360 miles (580 km) west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, the NHC added.

"The depression is moving toward the west near 18 mph (30 km/h)."

Reporting by Harshith Aranya, Writing by Nithin Prasad in Bengaluru; Editing by Dan Grebler

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