Tropical Depression No. 4 forms in Atlantic

The system located east of Tropical Storm Bret in the Central Atlantic has become Tropical Depression No. 4.

At 11 a.m., the centre of the system was located near 11.3N 42.9W with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph or 55km/h. The present movement is towards the west-northwest or 285 degrees at 15mph or 24km/h with a minimum central pressure of 1007mb.

Current satellite imagery shows this system is small and compact.

Conditions will continue to improve for further development into a Tropical Storm in the coming days and it is expected to remain well east of the northern section of the island chain.

The system has been tracking slightly north of west with an increase in forward speed expected during the next few days followed by a turn toward the northwest over the weekend.

There are no watches or warnings in effect for this system. (PR/SAT)

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