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Tropical Storm Ophelia expected to strengthen to hurricane by Thursday
October 9, 2017 / 2:53 PM / 9 days ago

Tropical Storm Ophelia expected to strengthen to hurricane by Thursday

(Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ophelia is expected to strengthen gradually over the next two days and become a hurricane by Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.

Ophelia is about 780 miles (1,260 km) west-southwest of the Azores with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 km/h), the NHC said.

Reporting by Vijaykumar Vedala in Bengaluru

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