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Tropical Storm Danny takes aim at Caribbean

24 august 2015, 12:40
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Stacy Stewart, Senior Hurricane Specialist at the National Hurricane Center, tracks Hurricane Danny on computer screens.  ©AFP
Stacy Stewart, Senior Hurricane Specialist at the National Hurricane Center, tracks Hurricane Danny on computer screens. ©AFP

Tropical Storm Danny swirled toward the Caribbean Sunday as forecasters warned that some popular vacation destinations could see downpours, AFP reports.

The storm -- downgraded from a hurricane -- was expected to bring two to four inches  (five to ten centimeters) of rain to the Leeward Islands, the US and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said.

Danny was located some 215 miles (345 kilometers) east of Guadeloupe and 260 miles (420 kilometers) east southeast of Antigua, according to the latest update from the Miami-based forecasters.

Currently packing maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 kilometers per hour), Danny was expected to weaken further over the next 48 hours and become a tropical depression by late Monday or early Tuesday, according to the NHC. 

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla.

On its present trajectory, Danny's center is expected to move over the Leeward Islands late Sunday or early Monday.


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