Meteorological Institute Monitors Tropical Storm Ernesto

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The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) monitors the progress of Tropical Storm Ernesto which could increase rainfall in the central Pacific and south of the country today or tomorrow.

Its impact will depend on the speed and trajectory to follow the disturbance, which yesterday afternoon was located 485 kilometers east of Cape Gracias a Dios on the border between Honduras and Nicaragua.

This was confirmed by a notice of IMN, published on Sunday in its website.

“Ernesto keeps moving westward over the Caribbean Sea, with a speed of 35 kilometers per hour. The travel speed may be reduced during the night (yesterday), and is not expected to strengthen this system, “said the Meteorological.

Since the start of hurricane season in the Caribbean, Costa Rica has not suffered the impact of the six events that have formed so far.

According to an international wire agency EFE, since yesterday, the storm hit the southeastern coast of Jamaica with winds of 80 mph, where it caused heavy rains, and continued their travel to Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, where is expected to arrive Wednesday.

For the Isthmus, the National Hurricane Center of the United States issued tropical storm warnings along the coast of Honduras from the border with Nicaragua to Punta Castilla.

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