Wednesday, October 15th, 2008...11:25 am

Depression into the Eastern Caribbean Sea strengthens in Tropical Storm Omar

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At 10.00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Omar was located near latitude 14.0 degrees north and longitude 69.0 degrees west or about 570 kilometres south southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico and about 200 kilometres north of Curacao.
Omar is moving towards the east southeast near 4km/hr. A gradual turn to the east and then northeast is forecast today with a slow increase in forward speed expected on Wednesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 65 km/h, with higher gusts. Gradual Strengthening is forecast over the next 48 hours.

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