Central America: Tropical storm Otto

22
Nov

Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama

Tropical Storm Otto is nearing hurricane strength in the southwest Caribbean Sea, and is forecast to be an extremely rare late November hurricane landfall, posing a danger of flooding and mudslides in parts of Central America.

A tropical storm watch was issued Monday night for San Andres Island, a Colombian island in the Caribbean Sea located about 125 miles east of the Nicaragua coast. This means tropical storm conditions are possible there within 48 hours.

Tropical Storm Otto continues to march in place, located just over 200 miles southeast of San Andres Island, or about 335 miles east of Bluefields, Nicaragua, as of Tuesday morning.

Otto is finally expected to begin a motion toward the west-northwest or west by Wednesday, as clockwise steering flow around high pressure building to its north will send this system westward toward the coast of Nicaragua or Costa Rica.

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-hurricane-otto-caribbean-central-america-forecast