Tropical Storm Bonnie, No Threat To The Bahamas

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July 01, 2022

NEWS ITEM ON NEWLY FORMED TROPICAL STORM BONNIE, ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 12PM, FRIDAY 01ST JULY 2022.

…BONNIE HAS FORMED AND IS FORECAST TO MAKE LANDFALL TONIGHT…
…HEAVY RAINS EXPECTED TO CAUSE FLASH FLOODING AND MUDSLIDES IN NICARAGUA AND COSTA RICA…

AT 11:00 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BONNIE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 11.2° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 81.0° WEST,OR ABOUT 195 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF BLUEFIELDS, NICARAGUA.

BONNIE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 20 MILES PER HOUR, AND A CONTINUED WESTWARD MOTION WITH A GRADUAL DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. A WEST-NORTHWESTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON SUNDAY AND CONTINUE INTO MONDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK THE SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE SOUTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA TODAY, CROSS SOUTHERN NICARAGUA OR NORTHERN COSTA RICA TONIGHT AND EMERGE OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN ON SATURDAY.   

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS. BONNIE IS EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN BEFORE IT MAKES LANDFALL TONIGHT. AFTER LANDFALL, SHORT TERM WEAKENING IS FORECAST ON SATURDAY, BUT BONNIE IS EXPECTED TO RESTRENGTHEN LATER THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC.

Tropical Storm Bonnie

News date : 07/01/2022    Category : Weather

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