August 24, 2019 / 12:14 AM / a month ago

NHC says 60% chance of cyclone near Windward Islands

(Reuters) - A low pressure system located about 1,100 miles (1,770 km) east-southeast of the Windward Islands has a 60% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday.

It is likely to develop into a tropical depression over the weekend or early next week, the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

Reporting by Swati Verma in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler

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