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Afternoon of intense rains for the Central and South Pacific

13 june, 2019.
9:50 am

Diagnosis: An increase in the intensity of the trade wind over the north and center of the country due to the increase in atmospheric pressure over the Caribbean Sea generated rainy conditions in...

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Informe Meteorológico N°5-IMN-210119-07.00am



Weather Report N°5

Very strong windy conditions will persist in the country today

January 21, 2019
07.00 a.m.

Diagnosis: This Monday continues the influence of the cold surge #14 on Central America and the Caribbean Sea. This has generated very strong gusts of wind between 90 and 115 km/h in the Guanacaste area and between 40 and 75 km/h in the Central Valley during the early hours of today.

Forecast: It is expected that during this Monday the strong gusts of wind persist in various points of the Cordillera de Guanacaste and Tilarán with speeds that will be exceeding 90 km/h on an occasional basis. Likewise, in the Central Volcanic Mountain Range, maximum speeds between 50 and 90 km/h are estimated. On the other hand, in low areas of Guanacaste, the Peninsula and the GULF of Nicoya, the North Zone, in low parts of the Central Valley, in Talamanca and the North Caribbean, occasional gusts are anticipated between 50 and 80 km/h.

With regard to the rains, they will continue to be very dispersed in the Caribbean and Northern regions during the course of today. Amounts are estimated between 5-15 mm and maximum accumulated of 15-30 mm in periods of 24 hours.

As for temperatures, it is estimated that the maximums remain relatively low (compared to those that occurred the previous week) especially in the areas near the mountain ranges of the country, in the Caribbean and the North Zone. In this way, maximum temperatures are expected in the capital not to exceed 19-20°C, lower values ??for areas such as Cartago, upper parts of Heredia and Alajuela.

Due to the above, the IMN recommends:

  • To extreme the PRECAUTIONS BY INTENSIVE WINDS AND ITS POSSIBLE AFFECTION IN CEILINGS, ELECTRICAL WIRING, TOLLS, TREES; as well as in the mountainous parts of the country (national parks, volcanoes).
  • To also limit the CAUTION FOR VESSELS BY SEAWELLING AND VERY STRONG SURFING IN THE NORTH PACIFIC, NICOYA GULF, CENTRAL PACIFIC AND THE CARIBBEAN SEA, as well as aerial navigation by turbulence on the mountainous sectors.
  • AVOID FIRES OF ANY KIND since they can get out of control.
  • Stay informed through Twitter: @IMNCR, Facebook: National Meteorological Institute and the WEB page: www.imn.ac.cr

Next report: today at 7 p.m.

Eladio Solano León