Sept 27 (Reuters) - 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).
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