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Windy conditions on this Sunday

March 29, 2020
09.45 a.m.

Discussion: The atmospheric pressure values are high in the Caribbean Sea, a situation that is generating strong trade winds in the country, particularly in the Central Valley and North Pacific....

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Aviso Meteorológico-IMN-020220-12m



Weather Warning

Windy conditions this Sunday due to the cold surge # 18

February 2nd, 2020
12 m.

Diagnosis: Cold surge # 18 continues its passage through the northern Caribbean Sea, towards the Atlantic Ocean; which causes the windy pattern in the country this Sunday. The maximum wind gusts recorded at this time have been in the North Pacific, with speeds between 60-90 km / h and maximum 100 km / h as Cuanjiniquil de Santa Cruz and 122 km / h in La Cruz; on the other hand, in the Central Valley there have been gusts of wind between 40-70 km / h, with maximums of up to 70-80km / h in the GAM and up to 87 km / h in Cerro Chitaría.

Due to the wind, there is a mayor of humidity from the maritime sector to the regions of the North Zone and the Caribbean, places where there have been scattered rains and of weak intensity with maximum amounts recorded between 10-20 mm until this hour; part of these precipitations have improved the Central Valley in the form of weak rains and drizzles to the north and east of the region.

Forecast: The regions of the North Pacific and the Central Valley; and mountain passes will be gusts of wind with intensity of strong to very strong. In Guanacaste, speeds between 60-90 km / h and maximums of over 100 km / h near the mountain range are estimated. In the Central Valley, speeds are estimated between 40-60 km / h and maximum near 90 km / h.

Precipitation will continue in the North Zone and the Caribbean in dispersed form the rest of the day. In the afternoon, in the North Zone it is estimated with amounts accumulated between 15-30 mm and maximums of 40 mm; while, in the Caribbean, accumulated amounts between 5-15 mm and maximums of 20 mm are estimated. At night, rainfall is concentrated in the mountainous sectors of these regions, with amounts estimated between 5-10 mm and maximums of 20 mm.

They will continue to present drizzles and weak rains in the mountainous sectors north and east of the Central Valley. On the Pacific Slope, there is no significant rainfall expected for this day.

Due to the above, the IMN recommends:

• Extreme precautions due to strong winds and their possible impact on roofs, electrical wiring, signs, trees; as well as in the mountainous parts of the country (national parks, volcanoes).
• Caution for boats by choppy sea and very strong waves in the North Pacific, Gulf of Nicoya, Central Pacific and Caribbean Sea, as well as air navigation due to turbulence over the mountainous sectors.
• Avoid burning of all kinds and that can get out of control.
• Stay informed through social networks, Twitter: @IMNCR, Facebook: CR National Meteorological Institute and the Website:

Juan Diego Naranjo Díaz