60% chance of cyclone in Pacific

(posted June 13, 2:30 p.m.)- A low-pressure system 390 miles southwest of the Gulf of Fonseca has a 60% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone off the Pacific coast of Nicaragua within the next 48 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The country’s disaster-response system is on alert and monitoring the storm, according to the government.

According to the Honduran National Meteorology Service, the storm is moving slowly towards Mexico’s Tehuantepequec Isthmus, causing rains along Nicaragua’s northern Pacific coastline.

The storm is expected to cause continued showers and 7-9 foot waves in the Gulf of Fonseca through tomorrow afternoon, according to press reports.


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