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Tropical Depression 11 forms, could become Tropical Storm soon


Tropical Depression 11 has formed over the Tropical Atlantic Ocean as of 5 pm on Tuesday.

According to the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC), this evening the centre of Tropical Depression Eleven was located near latitude 11.7 North, longitude 40.0 West.

The depression is moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through Wednesday.  A west-northwestward motion at a similar forward speed is forecast to begin Wednesday night and continue through the rest of the week.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.

Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm by Wednesday night.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches).

LOCATION...11.7N 40.0W ABOUT 1110 MI...1790 KM WSW OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS ABOUT 1450 MI...2335 KM E OF THE LESSER ANTILLES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB...29.74 INCHES

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

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