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-0911019-1030am

Nov

09

Weather Warning

Strong winds this Saturday

November 09, 2019
10.30 a.m.

Discussion: A slight increase in atmospheric pressure on the Caribbean Sea is causing accelerated trade winds in the country, with greater notoriety towards the Central Valley, the North Pacific and the mountain ranges. The strongest gusts have reached 99 km/h in Chirripó; in Guanacaste: 70 km/h in La Cruz, 77 km/h Orosi Volcano, 50 km/h Liberia; for its part in the Central Valley: Alajuela 54 km/h, Heredia 51 km/h, Ciudad Colón 55 km/h, Chitaría Hill 58 km/h, among others.

Forecast: The windy pattern will remain during this weekend. Throughout this Saturday, gusts of strong wind are expected in the North Pacific, Central Valley and mountain ranges with maximums between 50-90 km/h.

In relation to rainfall, isolated rains are estimated in the Caribbean region and North Zone will be present in the remainder of the morning and during the night, while in the afternoon they will be concentrated in the mountainous sectors, amounts between 10-30 mm and 50 mm maximum. Weak showers and drizzles are possible in the mountains of the Central Valley and the North Pacific with accumulated less than 5 mm; In the Central and South Pacific, isolated thunderstorms are expected, with amounts between 10-30 mm.

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

Rebeca Morera R
Meteorologist
DMSA-IMN