Tropical storm Igor forms in Atlantic

Tropical storm Igor has formed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa near the Cape Verde Islands and has top sustained winds of nearly 65 km/h.

Tropical storm Igor has formed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa near the Cape Verde Islands and has top sustained winds of nearly 65 km/h.

Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Wednesday that Igor was moving toward the west at about 13 km/h.

The centre of the storm is expected to pass south of the Cape Verde Islands by Thursday.

A tropical storm watch has been issued for the southern Cape Verde Islands.

Some slow strengthening is expected over the next two days.