Cuba Weather Service Announces Formation of Tropical Storm Chantal

Projection graphic of Tropical Storm Chantal from the National Hurricane Center.

HAVANA TIMES – Tropical Storm Chantal formed late Sunday in the eastern Atlantic, east of the Caribbean, reported the Cuban Weather Service (INSMET).

The initially projected route of Chantal indicates a possible reach to eastern Cuba, although it is way too early to announce such a landing with any certainty.

At 2 p.m. on Monday (EST), Chantal presented maximum sustained winds of 45 m/ph (65 k/ph) while moving swiftly west-northwest at 25 m/ph (40 k/ph), according the National Hurricane Center based in Miami.