Thursday, September 9th, 2010...9:08 am

Igor forms in the far Eastern Tropical Atlantic Ocean

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At 4.00 p.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Igor was located near latitude 13.9 degrees north and longitude 23.9 degrees west or about 120 kilometres south-southwest of Praia in the Cape Verde Islands.
 
Igor is moving toward the west near 9 km/h. A turn toward the west-northwest with an increase in forward speed is expected on Thursday. On the forecast track, the centre of Igor is expected to pass south of the Cape Verde Islands.
 
Maximum sustained winds are near 75 km/h, with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Igor could become a hurricane by the weekend.
 
Tropical Storm Igor is not a threat to Jamaica.

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