Sept 27 Ophelia, about 175 miles (285 km)
east-southeast of The Northern Leeward Islands, regenerated
into a tropical depression, the U.S. National Hurricane Center
said on Tuesday evening.
The NHC said Tropical Depression Ophelia was moving
west-northwest at 5 miles per hour (7 km per hour), with
maximum sustained winds of 30 mph (45 kph).
"Some strengthening is forecast and the depression could
become a tropical storm by Wednesday," the NHC said, adding no
coastal watches or warnings were in effect.
Tropical cyclones become named tropical storms when their
winds exceed 39 miles per hour (63 km/h) and become hurricanes
when their winds reach more than 74 mph (119 km/h).
Reuters Hurricane Tracker: r.reuters.com/san78n
National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov
Skeetobite Weather: www.skeetobiteweather.com
Weather Underground www.wunderground.com/tropical
(Reporting by Naveen Arul in Bangalore; Editing by David