12:34 GMT30 November 2020
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    A hurricane watch was issued for portions of the northeastern coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras on Saturday, as tropical depression Eta strengthened into a tropical storm.

    Tropical storm Eta is expected to become the 12th Atlantic hurricane of 2020 on Monday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday.

    A hurricane warning has been issued for Eta from the Nicaragua/Honduras border to Sandy Bay Sirpi (Nicaragua).

    According to the NHC, Eta is likely to trigger life-threatening flash flooding and landslides in portions of Central America. On Sunday afternoon, it caused winds of 80.5 kph (50 mph).

    Eta formed in the Caribbean on late Saturday, becoming the 28th named storm in the Atlantic this year and thus, beating the record of 2005.

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