August 30, 2018 / 3:24 PM / 2 months ago

Tropical storm conditions expected over Cape Verde islands: NHC

(Reuters) - Tropical storm conditions are expected over the southern Cape Verde islands on Friday with the disturbance expected to become a tropical storm during the next day or so, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

The potential tropical Cyclone Six is located about 425 miles (680 kilometers) east-southeast of the southernmost Cape Verde islands with maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour (45 km/h), the NHC added.

The government of the Cape Verde Islands has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the southern islands of Santiago, Fogo and Brava, the Miami-based weather forecaster added.

Reporting by Vijaykumar Vedala in Bengaluru

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