New Atlantic Storm Takes Shape Off Africa Coast Near Cabo Verde
(Bloomberg) -- A new tropical depression has formed off Africa’s coast, and it will likely remain deep in the central Atlantic as it becomes a hurricane by Friday.
The storm has 35-mile-per-hour winds and was located 335 miles (540 kilometers) southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands moving west-northwest at 16 mph, the National Hurricane Center said in a 5 p.m. New York time advisory. It will likely be named Larry overnight and become at least a Category 2 hurricane on the five-step Saffir Simpson scale.
Even by Sunday the storm will be far from land in the central Atlantic. So far in 2021, 12 storms have formed including Ida, which just struck Louisiana days ago with 150 mph winds.
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