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Environment

NHC says Tropical Storm Iota forms in central Caribbean Sea

(Reuters) - Tropical Storm Iota formed in the central Caribbean Sea on Friday and is forecast to be a major hurricane when it approaches Central America, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

The storm is located about 335 miles (540 km) south-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, packing maximum sustained winds of 40 miles (65 km) per hour.

Reporting by Sumita Layek and Brijesh Patel in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese

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