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24

Weather Warning

24 de junio de 2016
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-200119-0700 p.m.

Jan

20

Weather Report N°4

Cold surge # 14 is located in northern Central America and begins its influence in Costa Rica

January 20th 2019
7.00 p.m.

Diagnosis: The cold surge # 14 is located in the north of Central America on Honduras, and continues moving southward towards Nicaragua. At the same time, the windy pattern in the country is constant and records gusts of wind between 60-75 km / h in the Central Valley and up to 106km / h in La Cruz de Guanacaste.

Forecast: During this night and early morning on Monday strong gusts of wind are expected to approach 100 km / h in places near the Cordillera de Guanacaste and Tilarán; in addition, they exceed 80 km / h in the Central Volcanic Mountain Range. While, in low-lying areas of Guanacaste, the Nicoya Peninsula and the NICOYA GULF, the Northern Zone, the lower parts of the Central Valley, the Talamanca sector and the North Caribbean, gusts of between 50-70 km / h are expected.

In the Caribbean and North Zone regions, scattered showers are expected and between weak and moderate intensity during this night and at least on Tuesday. Maximum accumulated amounts between 20-30 mm and cumulative maximums of 40-60 mm are estimated in periods of 24 hours.

For tomorrow, Monday there will be a decrease in maximum temperatures in the central and northern sector of our territory, decreasing daytime temperatures (compared to those that have been presented this week) on average of 2 ° C in the Central Valley, Guanacaste, Northern Zone and North Caribbean. In this way, maximum temperatures are expected in the capital does 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 HEAVY WINDS AND THEIR POSSIBLE AFFECTION IN CEILINGS, ELECTRICAL WIRING, HEADS, TREES; as well as in the mountainous parts of the country (national parks, volcanoes).
• Extend also the CAUTION FOR VESSELS BY SEAWELLING AND VERY STRONG SURFING IN THE NORTHERN PACIFIC, NICOYA GULF, CENTRAL PACIFIC AND THE CARIBBEAN SEA, as well as aerial navigation by turbulence on the mountainous sectors.
• AVOID BREEDS OF ALL TYPES since they can get out of control.
• Stay informed through Twitter: @IMNCR, Facebook: National Meteorological Institute and the WEB Page: www.imn.ac.cr

Next report: tomorrow at 7 a.m.

Juan Diego Naranjo Díaz
Meteorologist
DMSA-IMN