Tropical Storm hits Nicaragua, Belize in the clear

Belizeans have been watching the weather closely with Tropical Storm Hanna in the vicinity.

Monday evening, at around 3:00 p.m., the center of Tropical Storm (TS) Hanna was located over North Eastern Nicaragua. Maximum sustained winds remain at 40 miles per hour and TS Hanna was moving towards the west at 7 miles per hour.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida has Tropical Storm Hanna heading deeper into Nicaragua and Honduras. On the present track the center of circulation is expected to remain inland along the border of Honduras and Nicaragua which will weaken the system.

NEMO issued an advisory Monday evening saying that Tropical Storm Hanna currently poses no significant threat to Belize, however, its proximity will support some showers and thunderstorms around the country during the next 24 to 36 hours.

The Rio Hondo and Mopan Rivers are rising slowly and the Low-lying Bridge and the Iguana Creek Bridge on the Macal River are at flood state.

Both the Baking Pot and Succotz ferries remain closed.

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