An area of low pressure over the eastern Caribbean Sea has a 90% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next two days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday.
“A tropical depression or storm could form as soon
as later this afternoon,” the Miami-based forecaster said.
The system is forecast to move westward to west-northwestward at 10 to 15 miles per hour over the eastern and central Caribbean, before turning northward and potentially affecting the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Tuesday or Wednesday, the NHC said.
The NHC defines a tropical cyclone as having a maximum sustained surface wind speed (using the U.S. 1-minute average) is 33 kt (38 mph or 62 kilometers per hour) or less.
Source : Reuters