June 2, 2020 / 3:15 AM / 2 months ago

Depression Three to soon become tropical storm, says NHC

(Reuters) - Tropical Depression Three located in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm by Monday night or Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

It is located about 95 miles (150 km) west-southwest Of Campeche, Mexico, packing maximum sustained winds of 30 miles per hour (45 km per hour), the Miami-based forecaster said on Monday.

The depression, which formed from remnants of eastern Pacific tropical storm Amanda regaining strength, is expected to bring heavy rainfall to portions of Mexico and Central America, the NHC said.

Reporting by Swati Verma in Bengaluru; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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