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TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS IN THE ATLANTIC

TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS IN THE ATLANTIC

August 17, 20161415Views

LOCATION…13.2N 35.2W

ABOUT 775 MI…1245 KM WSW OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH

PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1007 MB…29.74 INCHES

At 500 AM the center of Tropical Depression Six was located near latitude 13.2 North, longitude 35.2 West.  The depression is moving toward the northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected during

the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next day or two, and the depression is likely to become a tropical storm today.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 MB.

Forecasters think that the system will become a tropical storm today and weaken beyond three days. Forecasters are also forecasting the system to move out to sea from any land areas. The system is presently not a threat to the Virgin Islands however the DDM will continue to monitor the system and advise the public of any significant changes.

Residents are urged to make seasonal preparations as move into the period of high tropical cyclone activity. Please visit our website at www.bviddm.com and subscribe for updates or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bvi.ddm/