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Tropical Depression 2-E strengthens and becomes Tropical Storm Amanda.

The National Center for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Seismic Studies (Cenaos) of the Secretariat in the Offices of Risk Management and National Contingencies (Copeco), reports that Tropical Depression 2-E has been strengthened and has become Tropical Storm Amanda.

Currently this phenomenon, which will continue to leave rains in Honduras, is located about 80 miles or 128 kilometers southwest of the town of Ocotepeque and 51 miles or 82.8 kilometers southwest of Guatemala City.

According to experts, it is forecast that this Tropical Cyclone will move slowly to the north-northwest, or north within Guatemalan territory during Sunday, with an average speed of 5 to 10 kilometers per hour.

Winds around the center of the system are 40 mph or 65 kph, but a rapid weakening is expected when traveling on dry land.

The circulation associated with the system transports moisture from the Pacific to the Honduran territory, producing abundant cloudiness and intermittent rainfall, with possible storm conditions mainly in the areas of the West, South and Center of the Honduran territory.

Rain is expected for the next 6 hours from 1 to 5 millimeters or ¼ inch for the Inner regions, from 5 to 10 mm or ½ inch for the North. 1 to 5 mm in the Sula Valley, from 5 to 10 mm in La Mosquitia, from 5 to 10 mm in the Eastern zone, from 40 to 60 mm 2 inches in the West, from 15 to 25mm or 1 inch in the Center, from 15 to 25 mm in the South and from 5 to 10 mm in the Central District.

Given these conditions, the Copeco Alerts Committee maintains a Yellow Alert for 72 hours in the departments of COPAN, OCOTEPEQUE, LEMPIRA, INTIBUCA, LA PAZ, COMAYAGUA, FRANCISCO MORAZAN, EL PARAÍSO, CHOLUTECA and VALLE.

Copeco decreed a green alert for the districts of Bay Islands, Atlantis, Colon, Gracias A Dios, Santa Barbara, Yoro, Cortes and Olancho for the same period of time.

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