October 23rd, 2012 (InsideCostaRica.com) – Tropical Storm Sandy is currently in the Caribbean Sea, 525 kilometers southwest of Jamaica. The storm is currently producing winds of 75 kilometers per hour, and is slowly moving towards the northwest at a speed of 6 kilometers per hour.
Rebecca Morera, from the National Meteorology Institute, said “since it is far from (Costa Rica) and due to the course that it is taking, we expect to only be affected by the storm in an indirect manner.”
The institute says the storm should bring plenty of rain to Costa Rican shores, which will add to the normally rainy conditions of the month of October.
The added rains are expected to begin in the early hours of tomorrow morning.
Daniel Poleo, also of the National Meteorology Institute, added, ”We expect the Pacific area to be affected most, despite the fact that the area of the (atmospheric) disturbance is in the Caribbean.”
According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Sandy will become a Hurricane tomorrow afternoon.
Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 9:16am to add an additional quote by Daniel Poleo of the IMN.