Danielle regains hurricane strength & new TD forms

| 25/08/2010

(CNS): Hurricane Danielle returned on Tuesday evening following a short spell when it was down graded to a tropical storm.  At 5am AST on Wednesday morning (25 August) the hurricane was about 710 miles east of the Leeward Islands moving west-northwest at around 17mph. Maximum sustained winds have now increased to 85 mph with higher gusts and Danielle is a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale. The National Hurricane Centre said that further strengthening is expected over the next 48 hrs Danielle is still expected to slow down and turn toward the northwest during the next coupleof days. Meanwhile, a broad area of low pressure about 430 miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands has formed into a tropical depression.

The NHC reports that TD7 has maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour is moving at 17mph and is forecast to become a tropical storm later today.

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