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The weather department at the Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) is watching a low pressure system forming in the Caribbean Sea that is likely to become a storm for the next few days.

INETER are working with the National System for the Prevention, Mitigation and Attention of Disasters (SINAPRED) in monitoring the system and have adopted a preventive stance with warning measures. There are no plans right now to mobilize any SINAPRED plans, however, they advise the population to be aware that this weather situation is developing and communities need to be familiar with their family and community plans in anticipation of possible flooding.

Specific measures have already been taken with artisanal fishermen to avoid any unfortunate situations and they will continue to monitor the phenomenon to keep the population informed and take appropriate measures to ensure the protection of families.

The low pressure is likely to move towards the North of the east side of Nicaragua bringing with it a flow of strong winds from the Pacific Ocean to the interior of the country.

By Thursday, the center of low pressure will move towards the Northwest, which could cause rain until Saturday of daily accumulations of 30 to 45 millimeters.

INETER are warning of the likelihood of the greatest impact being the Pacific, North and Central areas of the national territory and some sectors of the Caribbean.

The swell in the Pacific could increase and wave heights could reach 2.5 meters and be pushed into the coastal areas. For this reason, bathers and fishing boat owners are advised to take great care. On the Caribbean side, intense rain may cause a rise in river levels.

In the southern part of the country, low coastal areas could be vulnerable.

The interactive maps at PassageWeather.com shows a weather pattern coming up the coast from Costa Rica on Thursday of this week and continuing to bring higher winds and high seas from Friday until well after this coming weekend.

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