The Atlantic hurricane season occurs from the beginning of June until the end of November. The Pacific hurricane season occurs from the mid-May until the end of November. The coastline and also the interior of the country can be affected by tropical storms.
Tropical storms can cause heavy damage to buildings and to the infrastructure. The water level rises for several metres. All people in the affected areas are in immediate danger and should get to safety in any case.
Power outages, water shortages, floods, landslides and traffic disruptions have to be anticipated in the entire affected regions.
- Travellers should inform themselves about possibly active hurricanes ahead of their trip (National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/).
- Travellers should seek information on forecast storms as well as on possible storm damage and floods ahead of their journey.
- During the hurricane season, travellers should exercise high caution, particularly along rivers and mountain slopes.
- Travellers should strictly follow warnings and instructions of local authorities.