Lisa moves slowly as the 13th storm threatens to form

| 22/09/2010

(CNS): At 8m this morning Tropical Storm Lisa was about 450 miles west-north-west of the Cape Verde Islands moving east-northeast at a slow 5mph with maximum sustained winds of 45mph. At this point Lisa poses no threat to land as forecasters say the storm is likely to take a turn toward the east and then south over the next day or two. Some slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and storm force winds currently extend outward up to 45 from the centre. Meanwhile, an area of low pressure over the south-central Caribbean Sea has been given an increased chance by the National Hurricane Centre of becoming a tropical depression later today ortomorrow as it moves westward at 15 mph toward the western Caribbean.

Forecasters said there is a 60 percent of this system becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours and regardless of the development it will bring squally weather to the Netherlands Antilles, the northern coasts of western Venezuela and Colombia today.

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