NHC says 70% chance of cyclone over central Caribbean Sea

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(Reuters) - A tropical wave, an area of low air pressure, located over the central Caribbean Sea has a 70% chance of becoming a cyclone, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

“A tropical depression will likely form during the next 2 to 3 days as it moves slowly westward over the central and western Caribbean Sea,” the Miami-based forecaster added.

Reporting by Nakul Iyer in Bengaluru; Editing by Tom Hogue