August 17, 20131195Views
Location:18.9N 35.6W
Distance: 790 miles WNW of the Cape Verde Islands
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph
Present movement WNW at 15 mph
Minimum central pressure: 1006 MB
At 5:00 am the centre of Tropical Storm Erin was located near Latitude 18.9 North and Longitude 35.6 West. Erin is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph and this motion is expected to continue with a gradual decrease in forward speed during the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts.  Little change in strength is forecast today with some weakening is expected to begin on Sunday.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the centre.
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