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News item on Tropical Depression Ten
By Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
Aug 1, 2020 - 12:00:18 AM

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NEWS ITEM

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION TEN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12:00 AM SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST 2020.

…TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS IN THE FAR EASTERN ATLANTIC…

EXPECTED TO BE SHORT LIVED…

AT 8:00 PM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION TEN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.9 NORTH, LONGITUDE 20.0 WEST OR ABOUT 265 MILES EAST OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS.  THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 9 MILES PER HOUR. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED AT FIRST, FOLLOWED BY A TURN TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST AND WEST TODAY AND TONIGHT. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF THE DEPRESSION IS EXPECTED TO PASS NORTH OF THE NORTHERNMOST CABO VERDE ISLANDS TODAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  THE SYSTEM COULD BECOME A SHORT-LIVED TROPICAL STORM. HOWEVER, WEAKENING IS FORECAST TO BEGIN TODAY AND THE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A REMNANT LOW TONIGHT.

 

THE NEXT UPDATE WILL BE ISSUED AT 6AM.

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: PATRICIA WEEKS
ISSUED: SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST 2020.

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