Tropical storm Bonnie makes landfall near Nicaragua-Costa Rica border

WASHINGTON, 2nd July, 2022 (WAM) -- Tropical storm Bonnie made landfall near the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border on Friday evening, the U.S. National Hurricane Centre (NHC) reported.

Heavy rainfall is expected across Nicaragua and Costa Rica through Saturday, along with life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides, the centre added.

The storm is likely to weaken as it crosses land, only to re-intensify over the eastern Pacific on Saturday night and Sunday.

The storm packed maximum sustained winds near 85 km/h with higher gusts before it made landfall, the NHC said.