High pressure system favors strong trade winds in the country
January 17, 2020
Diagnosis: a high pressure system has favored an increase in trade winds in the national territory. The most intense gusts are perceived today are located in Guanacaste with maximums of 100 km /...
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Rains persist in the Caribbean and the North Zone
December 26, 2019
Discussion: The high values in the atmospheric pressure cause accelerated winds over the country and in turn humidity and cloudiness from the Caribbean Sea towards the province of Limón and North Zone; They are recorded accumulated between 10-20 mm in the last 8 hours. Strong wind gusts occur in the North Pacific, Central Valley and mountain ranges with maximum speeds between 45-75 km/h.
Forecast: In the remainder of the morning and during the afternoon rains of varying intensity will continue to manifest in the Caribbean and the North Zone, the strongest towards the South Caribbean; amounts between 20-40 mm are estimated, with possible higher accumulations in a timely manner. Intermittent rains are expected at night in these regions.
There is a possibility of light rains and drizzles in the mountains of the North Pacific and Central Valley, amounts between 1-5 mm. For its part, in the Pacific regions, isolated showers are expected in the southern part, during the evening period with accumulated between 10-20 mm, the rest of the region will remain with few clouds.
Moderate to strong winds are expected throughout this Thursday, with maximum speeds between 50-80 km/h in the mountain ranges and between 30-60 km/h in the lower parts of the GAM and the North Pacific.
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
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