Tropical Storm Rina forms in the Atlantic with no immediate threat to land

MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Rina forms in the Atlantic with no immediate threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Rina has formed about 890 miles (1,430 kilometers) east of Bermuda. It has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph).

The storm is currently moving to the north at 7 mph (11 kph).
 

LOCATION...30.4N 49.9W
ABOUT 890 MI...1430 KM E OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1405 MI...2260 KM WSW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 10 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1010 MB...29.83 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Rina was
located near latitude 30.4 North, longitude 49.9 West. Rina is
moving toward the north near 7 mph (11 km/h), and a general
northward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected to
continue through Wednesday, followed by a north-northeastward
motion on Wednesday night.

Satellite wind data indicate that maximum sustained winds have
increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Some
additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or so.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) to
the east of the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1010 mb (29.83 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.

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