US National Hurricane Center warns of 30% chance of cyclone near Cape Verde Islands

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At 11:00 a.m. AST, the center of Hurricane Larry was located over the eastern Atlantic Ocean about 660 miles (1,065 km) west of the southernmost islands of Cabo Verde.PHOTO/NHC
At 11:00 a.m. AST, the center of Hurricane Larry was located over the eastern Atlantic Ocean about 660 miles (1,065 km) west of the southernmost islands of Cabo Verde.PHOTO/NHC

The United States’ National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Saturday that there was a 30% chance that a weather system, located several hundred kilometers southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, would transform cyclone in the next 48 hours.

The system, which is currently almost stationary, is expected to start moving northwest at a speed of 5-10 miles per hour over the far eastern Atlantic, where further development is possible. over the weekend, NHC said.

“At the start of next week, further development seems unlikely, as the system is expected to move in less favorable upper winds and over cooler waters,” the Miami-based forecaster added.

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