SOURCE: NOAA – 11:00 PM AST, Thursday, June 22, 2023. In a significant development in the Atlantic basin, tropical storm Cindy has emerged, gaining strength over the central tropical Atlantic.
The storm, which was detected at 11:00 PM AST (03:00 UTC), has prompted meteorological authorities to closely monitor its path and potential impact.
With key details provided by the National Hurricane Center (NHC), here is a summary of the current situation:
Location and Intensity
Tropical Storm Cindy is presently positioned at latitude 11.7 North and longitude 45.2 West.
This places it approximately 1,110 miles (1,785 kilometers) east of the Lesser Antilles, a cluster of islands in the Caribbean Sea.
The storm boasts maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 km/h), accompanied by higher gusts. Moving at a west-northwest direction with a velocity of 14 mph (22 km/h), Cindy’s speed and trajectory are expected to remain consistent over the coming days.
The minimum central pressure within the storm system measures 1006 millibars or 29.71 inches.
At present, no coastal watches or warnings have been issued in relation to tropical storm Cindy.
However, authorities are urging residents of the northern Leeward Islands to remain vigilant and informed as the storm progresses.
Based on current projections, Cindy is anticipated to maintain its distance from the islands, remaining well northeast of the region throughout the early part of the following week.
Over the next 48 hours, experts predict that tropical storm Cindy will continue to gather strength, with a potential for further intensification.
Satellites monitoring the storm have already detected sustained winds nearing 40 mph (65 km/h) and anticipate further strengthening in the near future.
The storm’s tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) to the north of its center, indicating the potential for disruptive weather conditions in that region.
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