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TROPICAL STORM GRACE FORMS

TROPICAL STORM GRACE FORMS

September 5, 20151244Views
LOCATION: 12.6 degrees north, 26.4 degrees west
DISTANCE: ABOUT 2553 MILES EAST SOUTH-EAST OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 
MOVEMENT: WEST 14 MPH 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 40 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE: 1007MB
Tropical Storm Grace is the seventh Tropical Storm to form for the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season 
At 500 PM, the centre of Tropical Storm Grace was located near latitude 12.6 North, longitude 26.4 West. Grace is moving toward the west near 14 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is expected during the next day or so, with weakening possible by Monday.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the centre
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb
Tropical Storm Grace is located in the far Eastern Atlantic and at present, is not a threat to the British Virgin Islands. Residents are encouraged to monitor the system and the DDM for updates when necessary. 
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