Tropical storm Colin forms in the Atlantic; no immediate threat to land

August 3rd, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by BNO News  

MIAMI (BNO NEWS) — The third tropical storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season formed in the Atlantic on Tuesday morning, forecasters said, but the storm poses no immediate threat to land.

Tropical storm Colin formed just before 05:00 a.m. EDT (0900 GMT) and was located about 1,525 kilometers (945 miles) east of the Lesser Antilles.

U.S. National Hurricane Center said tropical Colin is moving toward the west-northwest at a speed of approximately 37 kilometers (23 miles) per hour. “This general motion is expected to continue for the next day or two,” said the Miami-based center.

Maximum sustained winds are currently near 65 kilometers (40 miles) per hour, with higher gusts but some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 36 hours.

As the tropical storm is located far from any land, and is not expected to come close to any land soon, no watches or warnings have been issued.

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