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Tropical depression could bring over 100 mm of rain to coast of Belize

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    Monday, June 17, 2013, 11:55 AM -

    A tropical depression approaching the coast of Belize is expected to move in land Tuesday afternoon.

    According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, little change in strength is likely before landfall.

    An increase in strength is possible however, if the centre emerges into the Bay of Campeche on Tuesday.

    There are currently no coastal watches or warnings in place, but the depression is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 50-80 mm with maximum amounts of 130 mm across portions of Belize, Guatemala, northern Honduras and the southern Yucatan Peninsula.

    These rains could cause flash flooding, especially in mountainous areas. 

    Near tropical storm force winds are also possible along portions of the coast of Belize.

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