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-051219-10.45am

Dec

05

Weather Warning

Affectation by Cold Front #2 in the country

December 05, 2019
10.45 am

Diagnosis: At this time the cold front #2 is located on the Caribbean Sea and the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, causing higher atmospheric pressure levels in the region, abundant cloudiness and intermittent rains in the North Zone and the Caribbean, as well as moderate trade winds in the Central Valley, North Pacific and the Cordilleras of our territory.

Forecast: For this Thursday, it is anticipated that the influence of this cold front tends to intensify as the evening and night period progresses. In this way, an increase in precipitation levels in the Caribbean regions is expected, the North Zone with accumulated estimates between 40-80 mm with possible maximums of up to 100 mm; while in the mountains and near the Central Valley and Guanacaste, they are estimated to be accumulated between 10-30 mm and maximums of up to 50 mm.

As for the wind, it is estimated that the gusts continue to be moderate with values ??between 20-50 km/h in the lower parts of the Central Valley and the North Pacific, while in the mountain ranges the maximum will continue between 40-80 km/h. In addition, a decrease in temperatures will be perceived during the daytime period, specifically a reduction between 2°C to 3°C in maximum temperatures is estimated during this Thursday and Friday in high and near areas of the Central Valley and the North Pacific .

It is expected that the greatest influence of the cold front will occur during the night of this Thursday and early morning and the morning of Friday in the country, however, windy conditions in the center and north of the national territory and rains in the Caribbean They 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, especially in the Caribbean, the Northern Zone and areas near the Cordilleras in the Central Valley and Guanacaste.
  • 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


Eladio Solano León
Meteorologist
DMSA-IMN