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Tropical storm Bonnie makes landfall near the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border

Tropical storm Bonnie made landfall near the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border on Friday evening, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Heavy rainfall is expected across Nicaragua and Costa Rica

through Saturday, along with life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides, the center 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 center added.

The storm packed maximum sustained winds near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts before it made landfall, the NHC said.

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