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Information Bulletin: Tropical Depression #15 becomes Tropical Storm Oscar

 

At 11:00 p.m. last night, Tropcial Depression #15 intensified slightly to be come Tropical Storm Oscar, the fiftheenth named storm of the hurricane season. The centre of Tropical Storm Oscar at 5:00 a.m. this morning was located near Latitude 20.0 N, Longitude 42.5W, that is approximately 2005 km west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands. 

 

Tropical Storm Oscar is moving toward the north-northwest at 15 km/hr and is expected to turn toward the north tonight. On the most recent forecast track, Tropical Storm Oscar still poses no threat to any land masses. 

Maximum sustained winds within Tropical Storm Oscar are 65 km/hr with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected during today and Tropical Storm Oscar is still forecast to dissipate by Friday. Trinidad & Tobago, Grenanda and its dependencies are not under the direct threat of Tropical Storm Oscar. 

 

Though Trinidad and Tobago may experience some showery activity tonight and tomorrow, this would be in no way related to, or be because of Tropical Storm Oscar. 

 

WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT AT THIS TIME, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING. 

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