Tropical Storm Bonnie will reach southern Nicaragua on Friday

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Projected winds from Tropical Storm Bonnie for today Friday through Sunday, July 1-3. Image: National Hurricane Center

“Heavy rain is possible over Nicaragua and Costa Rica today and Saturday. Areas of life-threatening flash flooding and landslides are expected,” the National Hurricane Center warned.

By La Prensa

HAVANA TIMES — Tropical Storm Bonnie is expected to make landfall in the next few hours and generate heavy rain as it enters the southern part of Nicaragua, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned.

“Heavy rain is possible over Nicaragua and Costa Rica today and Saturday. Areas of life-threatening flash flooding and landslides are expected,” the NHC warned.

The latest update from the NHC says this weather phenomenon is maintaining maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 km/h) and is located about 195 miles (315 kilometers) east of Bluefields.

According to the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (Ineter), Bonnie would affect the mouth of the San Juan de Nicaragua River, “it will cross the entire national territory, passing through the south of El Rama and Nueva Guinea, also passing by the south part of Nicaragua and leaving across the Pacific Ocean.

The National Hurricane Center predicts that TS Bonnie will also affect Costa Rica in the coming hours. In this country, the authorities have issued a red alert. In Panama, authorities are taking precautions on the Caribbean coast near Costa Rica.

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