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10.45 a.m.

Diagnosis: At this moment the Intertropical Convergence Zone is located in the south of the national territory, in addition, due to the effect of the moderate trade winds there are isolated...

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Aviso-IMN-170119-1200 m.d.



Weather Warning

Cold Surge #14 will cause strong winds from this Sunday

January 17th, 2019
12 m.d.

Diagnosis: This weekend sees the arrival of a strong cold push to the Caribbean Sea - number 14 of the season - which will be causing strong winds throughout the region in the coming days and particularly in Costa Rica from Sunday.

Forecast: For this Sunday, it is expected that the cold push is reaching the North of Central America and increase the intensity of the wind in Guanacaste since the afternoon and throughout the day Monday, with gusts of wind that exceed 100 km / h in sectors such as the Guanacaste mountain range, La Cruz, Tilarán, Arenal, Central Volcanic Mountain Range; also gusts between 70-90 km / h in low areas of Guanacaste, the peninsula and Gulf of Nicoya, the North Zone, lower parts of the Central Valley, sector of Talamanca and North Caribbean.

They are expected in the Caribbean and North Zone, from Sunday night and at least until Tuesday morning. Maximum accumulated amounts between 50-70 mm are estimated in periods of 24 hours.
Regarding the temperatures, it is anticipated a decrease in the same in the central and northern sector of our territory for Monday, decreasing daytime temperatures (with respect to those that have been presented this week) on average of 2 ° C in the Central Valley , Guanacaste, North Zone and North Caribbean. In this way, it is anticipated that on Monday the maximum temperature in the capital will not exceed 19 ° -20 ° C, lower values ??for areas such as Cartago and upper parts of Heredia.

Due to the above, the IMN recommends:

• Extreme precautions for intense winds and their possible impact on roofs, electrical wiring, signs, trees; as well as in the mountainous parts of the country (national parks, volcanoes and the like).
• To also increase the caution to vessels by sharp seas and strong waves in the North Pacific, Gulf of Nicoya, Central Pacific and the Caribbean Sea, as well as to air navigation due to turbulence in the mountainous sectors.
• Avoid burning of all kinds since they can get out of control.
• Stay informed through social networks, Twitter: @IMNCR, Facebook: National Meteorological Institute and the WEB page: www.imn.ac.cr

Juan Diego Naranjo Díaz