“Julia” became a hurricane this Saturday with winds of 100 kilometers per hour (km / h) on the way to Nicaragua, where it is expected to make landfall tonight, reported the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC).
The NHC warned that the rains discharged by the fifth hurricane this season in the Atlantic can cause flooding and landslides in Central America and southern Mexico.
The trajectory forecast of the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) indicates that, once the center of “Julia” passes near the Colombian archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, the hurricane will hit Nicaragua tonight.
After crossing that country it will move near the Nicaraguan Pacific coast and those of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala on Sunday.
At 21:00 GMT this Saturday, “Julia” was about 90 kilometers east of the island of Providencia, which was hit hard by Hurricane “Iota” in 2020, and 280 kilometers from Bluefield, Nicaragua.
San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, in Colombia, and the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast, from Bluefields to Puerto Cabezas, are under a hurricane alert.
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