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Caribbean: Possible tropical storm forming

Tropical storm forming off Nicaraguan coast; heavy rain expected for eastern Nicaragua and Honduras in coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/4/2017, 12:00 AM until 10/7/2017, 11:59 PM (America/Managua). COUNTRY/REGION Nicaragua, Honduras, Yucatán Peninsula, Cuba

Event

According to the US-based National Hurricane Center, a low-pressure system located in the southwestern Caribbean is expected to form into a tropical depression on Wednesday, October 4. The system is currently moving in a northwesterly direction towards Nicaragua and is expected to pass over or near eastern Nicaragua and Honduras on Thursday. Heavy rains with the potential to cause flooding and landslides are expected in these areas.

The storm is currently forecast to continue moving north, potentially affecting Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula and western Cuba in the coming days.

Context

The Atlantic Hurricane Season officially runs from June 1 to November 30, with a peak of storms typically observed in late August and September.

Advice

Individuals in the above areas are advised to follow local weather forecasts and adhere to any advice issued by regional authorities. In the event of flooding, keep in mind that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

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