A Tropical Storm has formed West-South-West of the Cape Verde Islands. At 8:00am the centre of Tropical Storm Erin was located near Latitude 14.5N and Longitude 25.6W. Erin is moving toward the West-Northwest near 16 mph. This general motion is expected to continue with some decrease in forward speed during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the centre will be moving away from the Cape Verde Islands later today.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days.
Tropical Storm Force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the centre.
The estimated central pressure is 1006MB.
Presently the system is no threat to the Virgin Islands, however the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates accordingly.
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