Jan

19

Meteorological Report

Rainy conditions in the Caribbean and the North Zone

January 19, 2020
6:00 pm

Diagnosis: Unstable atmospheric conditions coupled with accelerated trade winds have caused rains throughout this Sunday in the Caribbean and North Zone regions, as well as strong gusts in...

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Aviso Meteorológico-IMN-041219-Frente frío #2 afectará al país este jueves y viernes

Dec

04

Meteorologicla warning

Cold front # 2 will affect the country this Thursday and Friday

december 4, 2019.
1:40 pm

Diagnosis: The cold front # 2 is currently in the central sector of the Caribbean Sea, associated with its passage the levels of atmospheric pressure in the region remain high, thus generating strong trade winds in southern Central America and consequently in the Central Valley, North Pacific and the mountain ranges of our territory.

 

Forecast: This cold front is expected to continue advancing south of the region, reaching northern Costa Rica this Thursday, and maintaining its influence during Friday. Given this, the windy pattern will intensify during the aforementioned days, maximum gusts are estimated between 80-110 km / h in the Central Valley and North Pacific, the largest in the mountain ranges north of the country, in addition to windy conditions will also be perceived in the Central and South Pacific mountains.

With regard to rainfall, heavy downpours in the Caribbean and the North Zone are expected for most of the day, amounts between 60-80 mm and maximums of 100 mm.

In addition to this, rain and drizzle are possible in the Central Valley and the North Pacific from the morning period, accumulated between 20-50 mm, in addition, a decrease in temperatures during the daytime period will be perceived, specifically a reduction between 2 is estimated ° C to 3 ° C at maximum temperatures during Thursday and Friday in the Central Valley and North Pacific.

It is expected that the greatest influence of the cold front will occur on Thursday and Friday in the country, however, windy conditions in the center and north of the national territory and the rains in the Caribbean will continue even on Saturday.


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 in areas vulnerable to flooding due to sewer saturation, increased flow in rivers and streams, and in areas prone to landslides.
  • • Caution for boats by choppy sea and very strong waves in the North Pacific, Gulf of Nicoya, Central Pacific and the Caribbean Sea, as well as air navigation due to turbulence over the mountainous sectors.
  • • Avoid burning of all kinds as they can get out of control.
  • Stay informed through social networks, Twitter: @IMNCR, Facebook: National Meteorological Institute and the Website: www.imn.ac.cr


Gabriela Chinchilla R
Meteorologist
DMSA-IMN