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Aviso Meteorológico

Lluvias intensas en la Zona Norte

18 de mayo del 2024

Aviso Meteorológico 18 de mayo de 2024 03:15 a.m. Diagnóstico: Condiciones atmosféricas muy húmedas e inestables y la cercanía de la zona de convergencia...

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Weather Warning

Friday afternoon with variable rains in the country

May 17, 2024
09:10 a.m.

Diagnosis: The Intertropical Convergence Zone maintains instability and humidity over central and southern Central America, coupled with local factors such as breezes and morning warming, will be...

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Weather Warning (Update)

Heavy rains and electrical storms will continue in the north of the country

May 16, 2024
04.00 p.m.

Discussion: The Intertropical Convergence Zone near the country generates a high humidity content and instability and has favored intense rains and downpours with thunderstorms this afternoon,...

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Weather Warning

Heavy rain and thunderstorm for this Thursday

May 16, 2024
9:00 a.m.

Diagnosis: The Intertropical Convergence Zone and a high humidity content maintain instability in southern Central America. During the early morning and morning, rains of varying intensity...

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Aviso Meteorológico (Actualización)

Actividad lluviosa en el país se extenderán parte de la noche

15 de mayo de 2024
5:30 pm

Diagnóstico: Condiciones inestables continúan en la atmósfera sobre el país. Durante esta tarde se ha presentado actividad lluviosa variable incluyendo aguaceros fuertes en varias zonas del...

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Aviso Meteorológico-IMN-120424-0950am



Weather Warning

Windy conditions this Friday and weekend

Discussion: The gradual increase in atmospheric pressure over the Caribbean Basin has caused the increase in trade winds in Costa Rica. The Central Valley, the North Pacific and the mountain ranges are the regions where constant gusts are being experienced, with maximum speeds so far in some of the IMN stations: 84 km/h in Carrillo, Orosi Volcano 82 km/h, Bagaces 73 km/h, 65 km/h in Juan Santamaría Airport, 60 km/h in Barva de Heredia, 54 km/h in Santa Ana, 94 km/h in Chirripó.

Forecast: For this day and during the weekend, trade winds are expected with moderate to strong intensities, estimated ranges close to 100 km/h in the north of Guanacaste and the mountain ranges, while in the Central Valley and the lower parts of the Pacific North estimated between 40-65 km/h.

In addition, a mass of dry air is positioned over the region, favoring mostly stable conditions and little precipitation in the country. The possibility of rain will be limited to the South Pacific in the afternoon, which will be short-term rains.

Warning: Special attention due to strong gusts in the Central Valley and the North Pacific.

Due to the above, the IMN recommends:

  • Prevention of wind gusts and their possible impact on roofs, electrical wiring, signs, trees; as well as in the mountainous parts of the country and Guanacaste (national parks, volcanoes).
  • Caution in air navigation due to increased turbulence, as well as in maritime navigation due to increased rough seas, especially in the North Pacific, Gulf of Nicoya and northern Central Pacific.
  • Avoid burning of all types, as they can get out of control.
  • Stay informed through social networks, Twitter: @IMNCR, Facebook: National Meteorological Institute CR and the WEB Page:


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