Weather Warning

Downpours and thunderstorms during this afternoon

October 22, 2019
09.55 a.m.

Discussion: The Intertropical Convergence Zone remains close to the national territory generating an important contribution of humidity and instability and combined with the morning warming, are...

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Aviso Meteorológico-IMN-080619-0430pm



Weather Warning

Heavy rainfall will spread to the early hours of the night

June 08, 2019.
04.30 p.m.

Discussion: The warm morning temperatures, as well as the entrance of sea breezes have generated intense showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Accumulated up to 70 mm in the Central Valley, in Guanacaste 36 mm and lower amounts of precipitation in mountains of the North Zone and Zone of the Saints have been registered.

Forecast: In the remainder of the afternoon and during the first part of the night period will continue the rainy activity of variable intensity and electrical storm in the Central Valley and North Pacific, with amounts between 30-60 mm in periods of 3-6 hours. In the North Zone and mountains of the Caribbean rain and accumulated showers are expected to accumulate between 20-40 mm of 3-6 hours. On the other hand, in the Central and South Pacific the rains can extend until late hours of the night, amounts are estimated between 25-50 mm in lapses of 3-6 hours.

Warning: Special attention in: Route 1 -passing Cambronero-, Route 2 -passing Cerro de la Muerte, Pérez Zeledón, km 235-, Route 126 -passing Vara Blanca-, Route 4 -passing Muelle San Carlos- .

Due to the above, the IMN recommends:

  • Caution in areas with vulnerability to flooding due to saturation of sewers, increased flow in rivers and streams and sectors with high propensity to landslide.
  • Shelter in a safe place in case of listening to thunderstorm or perceive strong gusts of wind near storm clouds, as well as caution for possible fall of tree branches, power lines among others.
  • Stay informed through Twitter: @IMNCR, Facebook: National Meteorological Institute and the WEB page: www.imn.ac.cr

Rebeca Morera R