Here's what you need to know about Hurricane Fred:

  • Location at 11 p.m. Monday: 17.9 N, 25.2 W
  • How far is it?
    • 55 mi. NNE of Santo Antao, Cape Verde Islands
  • Winds: 70 mph
  • Movement: NW at 12 mph
  • Pressure: 995 mb / 29.39 inches
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Fred is passing over the Cape Verde Islands at this time. Hurricane force winds at 75 mph are hammering the island chain as this storm rolls to the northwest at a slow 12 mph.

Hurricane Fred will continue moving in this general direction through Thursday. As it encounters colder sea surface temperatures and strong wind shear, Fred will more than likely slip below hurricane status Tuesday, and drop below tropical storm status by Friday. The storm poses no threat to North America.

No other tropical development is expected in the next five days.

See Monday's latest advisory for Fred ▼

Interactive Hurricane Tracker

Hurricane Fred Advisory

11 p.m. — Fred weakens into a tropical storm.

Watches and Warnings

Changes with this advisory:

The meteorological service of the Cape Verde Islands has changed the Hurricane Warning to a Tropical Storm Warning for Sao Vicente, Sao Nicolau, Santo Antao, and Santa Luzia, and discontinued all warnings for the remainder of the Cape Verde Islands.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:

  • Sao Vicente
  • Sao Nicolau
  • Santo Antao
  • Santa Luzia in the Cape Verde Islands

Discussion and 48-hour outlook

At 11 p.m., the center of Tropical Storm Fred was located near latitude 17.9 North, longitude 25.2 West. Fred is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h). A turn toward the west-northwest is expected on Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center will continue to move away from the Cape Verde Islands.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts. Continued weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb (29.39 inches).

Hazards affecting land

Wind: Tropical storm or hurricane conditions will continue over portions of the Cape Verde Islands for the next few hours. Wind speeds atop and on the windward sides of hills and mountains are often up to 30 percent stronger than indicated in this advisory, and in some elevated locations can be even greater.

Storm surge: a storm surge is expected to produce coastal flooding in areas of onshore winds in the Cape Verde Islands. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and dangerous waves.

Rainfall: Fred is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 6 inches over the Cape Verde Islands, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches. These rains are likely to produce life-threatening flash flooding and mud slides.

Next Advisory

Next complete advisory at 5 a.m.

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