Wednesday, October 15th, 2008...11:37 am

Tropical Depression Sixteen forms in the Western Caribbean

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At 10.00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Depression Sixteen was located near latitude 15.6 degrees north and longitude 83.0 degrees west or about 70 kilometres north northeast of Cabo Gracias A Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border.
                    
The depression is moving toward the northwest near 11 km/hr.  A turn towards the west is expected later today and a west or west south-westward motion is forecast Wednesday and Wednesday night. On this track the centre of the depression is forecast to remain just offshore the northern coast of Honduras. However, the centre could make landfall in Honduras if there is any deviation to the south of the forecast track.
 
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 km/h, with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected during the next couple of days, as long as the centre of the depression remains offshore and is forecast to become a Tropical Storm by Wednesday.   
 
Fishers and other marine interests especially west and south of the island are advised to exercise caution, as strong, gusty winds and choppy seas are likely in the vicinity of showers and thunderstorms.

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