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Afternoon with downpours in the Central Valley and the Pacific

October 19, 2019
9:45 am

Diagnosis: During the morning of this Saturday there have been high temperatures over the country, a condition that favors the convection process and thus the formation of cloud nuclei. In...

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Aviso Meteorologico-IMN-110619-1020am



Weather Warning

Tropical Wave # 3 in the country

June 11, 2019.
10.20 am

Diagnosis: the Intertropical Convergence Zone and the tropical wave # 3 are located in the national territory on Tuesday, a situation that has caused heavy downpours and has been isolated since dawn in the North Caribbean, North and North Pacific, the accumulated are between 30 mm and 40 mm. Periods 5 hours, especially the border regions.

Forecast: the tropical wave will continue to maintain the downpours with a thunderstorm in the northern area of ??the country's border this morning, especially in the north and north of the Pacific, where it can also generate downpours in the plains and mountains of these regions, Accumulated between 20-40 mm in periods of 3-6 hours. Rains are also possible in the Cordilleras of the Central Valley, which will remain cloudy. The rest of the country will be with the sky between the partial and the clear in this period of the day.

During this afternoon and the first hours of the night, strong precipitation is expected in the Central and South Pacific, with the possibility of an electrical storm, with amounts between 20 and 70 mm in periods of 3 to 6 hours (the highest amounts are possible in a localized way). ). In the North Pacific, rains are expected with amounts between 10 and 45 mm in periods of 3 to 6 hours. Towards the west and the center of the Central Valley storms are predicted with estimates accumulated between 10-30 mm in periods of 3 to 6 hours. The Caribbean and the North Zone will be between partial and cloudy with rains in the mountains, amounts between 10 and 25 mm in periods of 3 to 6 hours.

The tropical wave # 3 will leave the country at the end of this afternoon. The passage of tropical wave # 4 is expected for this Wednesday.

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 landslides.
• Shelter in a safe place in case of hearing a thunderstorm or perceive strong gusts of wind near the storm clouds, as well as caution before the possible fall of tree branches, power lines, among others.
• Stay informed through Twitter: @IMNCR, Facebook: National Meteorological Institute and the website: www.imn.ac.cr

Gabriela Chinchilla