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Tropical storm Bonnie will affect Central American countries

Lenin Boscaney
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Tropical storm Bonnie will affect Central American countries
Central American countries on alert for the passage of Bonnie.

According to the National Hurricane Center of the United States (NHC, for its acronym in English), tropical storm Bonnie comes with heavy rains, floods and some landslides for some places, especially affecting five countries in Central America and the coasts of the Caribbean.

Bonnie will touch the island of San Andrés in Colombia, part of the coasts in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Honduras also joins this list by declaring a green alert for the hurricane that could form when Bonnie touches these lands.

The National Hurricane Center of the United States still classifies Bonnie as a possible tropical cyclone 2 according to the characteristics that the storm has been showing in its passage through the Caribbean.

Likewise, it has been monitoring the change of the storm, which has moved with strong electrical movements over the northwest of the Gulf and is advancing little by little to the west.

Important facts about Bonnie

According to the NHC, Bonnie's passage promises the following forecasts:

  • On the Caribbean Coast, there are hurricane conditions, especially towards the sides of Nicaragua.

  • In the southwestern, central and southeastern regions of Honduras, Bonnie is expected to become a category 1 hurricane, with heavy rains on the border of El Salvador.

  • In Colombia, the authorities remain alert for a possible tropical storm with strong winds on the coasts with more than 65 km / h. "There are all the preparation and alert mechanisms to attend to any event," says Iván Duque, the president of Colombia.

  • For its part, the United States forecasts up to six hurricanes this season.

How was Bonnie created?

The cyclone began this Wednesday off the coast of Curaçao, moving towards the north coast of Venezuela. The United States National Hurricane Center had already been forecasting that it could become a tropical storm. For several countries in South America these alerts were already latent.

It is expected that when it makes landfall its strength will fade, but when it enters the Pacific it will take power again, which is why hurricane alerts are in force and all countries continue to watch for Bonnie's passage. The storm that earlier this week was presented as a possible cyclone for Venezuela, but weakened and continued its course to Colombia.