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LOCATION: 11.5 degrees North, 41.2 degrees West
DISTANCE: ABOUT 1402 MILES SOUTH EAST OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
MOVEMENT: WEST NEAR 10 MPH
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 50 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 1000 MB
Tropical Storm Danny is continuing to move slowly towards the west at a reduced speed of 10 miles per hour.
At 5:00p.m., the centre of Tropical Storm Danny was located near latitude 11.5 degrees north, longitude 42 degrees west. Danny is moving toward the west near 10 miles per hour (mph). Movement is to the West North-West at a slightly slower speed for the next 48 hours.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is predicted during the next 48 hours. Forecasters predict Danny could still become a hurricane by Friday.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the centre.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb.
Tropical Storm Danny has not become any better organised during the past several hours. Water vapour imagery suggests that Danny has been moving closer to the large area of dry mid-level air to the north. Peak intensity forecast has decreased from 90 mph to 80 mph because the dry air is likely to affect Danny more. Forecasters still expect Danny to be a Category 1 hurricane when it moves through the Leeward Islands on Monday.
Residents of the British Virgin Islands are advised to monitor the system as it progresses and keep abreast of updates issued by the Department of Disaster Management.
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