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Strong winds this sunday

december 8, 2019.
8:00 am

Diagnosis: High levels of atmospheric pressure over the Caribbean Sea generate an acceleration of the wind over the Central American region. So far this morning there have been maximum gusts...

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Aviso Meteorológico-IMN-270619-06.45pm



Weather Warning

Heavy downpours in the North Caribbean and the Central Pacific

June 27, 2019
06.45 pm

Diagnosis: In the last 6 hours, rainfall has concentrated on the extreme north of the country and the Central Pacific, as a result of the influence of Tropical Wave # 9. The accumulated in this period reach 70 mm and in the last 10 hours 127 mm in the vicinity of Tortuguero. In the Central Pacific the rains keep accumulated between 20-50 mm in the last 3 hours.

Forecast: It is estimated that the rains persist strong in the next 3 hours in some communities in the north of the province of Limón and in the North Zone. The accumulated will continue moderate between 20-40 mm in 3-hour periods. Some communities that could be affected by the rain are: Jiménez, Guácimo, Guápiles, La Roxana, Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí and its surroundings.

As for the Central Pacific, rainfall will also continue strong with similar accumulations between 20-40 mm in 3-hour periods. The most affected sectors are between Quepos and Puerto Cortés, areas such as Dominical and Uvita maintain a very strong rainy and electric activity.

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 an electrical storm or perceive strong gusts of wind near the 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:

Eladio Solano León