02 September 2008 17:06 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--US meteorologists named on Tuesday the 10th tropical storm of this year's hurricane season.
As of 10:00 Houston time (15:00 GMT), Tropical Storm Josephine was 125 miles (205km) south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands with maximum wind speeds of 40 miles/hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. .
Tropical Storm Ike was about 1,110 miles east of the Leeward Islands. Ike had wind speeds of 60 miles/hour, and it could become a hurricane by Wednesday.
A third tropical storm, Hanna, was 370 miles southeast of Nassau, the Bahamas, the centre said. Hanna is expect to travel up the US Atlantic coast, far from the nation's main concentration of crude oil infrastructure.
The Atlantic hurricane season lasts through 30 November: Colorado State University forecasters have now predicted 17 tropical storms for the whole year.
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