Possible storm eyeing up Nicaragua

Friday 18th November 2016

Disturbance fifty two has hardly moved, now centred about 180 miles north of Panama. Any motion at all has been to the west and this is likely to continue for a few more days. As things stand, by the middle of next week, this is expected to move into Nicaragua. The disturbance has not become any better organised overnight and if anything, environmental conditions have become less favourable for development.

There is still a chance that conditions may become a little more favourable next week. If this does develop, it will be designated tropical storm OTTO but likely to be short lived as it seems to have reserved its spot on the beach in Nicaragua already.

Regardless of tropical development, the disturbance is expected to produce heavy rainfall for Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. More than 15 inches of rain are anticipated in places, which would inevitably lead to flooding and mudslides.

Stand easy.