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Apr

13

Aviso Meteorológico

Patrón ventoso persiste este sábado

13 de abril de 2024
10:00 am

Diagnóstico: Elevados niveles de presión atmosférica sobre la cuenca del Mar Caribe favorecen un fuerte aceleramiento del viento alisio en la región centroamericana. Particularmente sobre Costa...

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Apr

12

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...

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Apr

11

Weather Report N°6

Gradual return to normal weather conditions in the Caribbean regions and North Zone region

April 11th, 2024
9.00 a.m.

Diagnosis: After several days with abundant rainfall in both the Caribbean and the Northern Zone, in the last hours there was a decrease in rainfall in these regions, registering amounts not...

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Apr

10

Informe Meteorológico N°5

Precipitaciones de variable intensidad en las montañas del Caribe y el Pacífico

10 de abril de 2024
09:00 p.m.

Informe Meteorológico N°5 Precipitaciones de variable intensidad durante la noche y madrugada en las montañas del Caribe y el Pacifico 10 de abril de 2024 09:00 p.m. Diagnóstico:...

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Apr

10

Meteorological Report N°4

Rainy conditions in the Caribbean and Northern Zone

April 10, 2024
9:00 am

Diagnóstico: Condiciones inestables se mantienen en el Caribe, Zona Norte y sectores marítimos del Pacífico Central y Sur. Esto debido al alto contenido de humedad en la atmósfera, así como a la...

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Aviso Meteorológico-IMN-140224-0840am

Feb

14

Weather Warning

Strong winds for this Wednesday

February 14, 2024
8:40 a.m.

Diagnosis: Cold Surge #17 maintains high levels of atmospheric pressure in the Caribbean Sea basin. Windy conditions have been recorded during the early morning and morning of this Wednesday, the strongest gusts have been recorded in the north of Guanacaste, which have reached 87.7 km/h in La Cruz, 84.1 km/h in Volcán Orosi and 83.7 km/h h in Guayabo. Additionally, in mountains of the Central Valley between 65 km/h and 78.8 km/h, 64.4 km/h in Belén and 63.9 km/h in Pavas, among others.

Forecast: Windy conditions and strong to very strong gusts will continue this Wednesday in the center and north of the country. Strong gusts of intensity (40-60 km/h) are anticipated for the Central Valley and lower sectors of Guanacaste, as well as very strong gusts (70-90 km/h) for northern Guanacaste and the mountains. These conditions are expected to continue until early Friday. During the period from Friday to Saturday, a gradual reduction in wind is expected.

Stable conditions and little precipitation remain for this day. Only the development of occasional rain would be possible during the late afternoon and evening hours in the Northern Zone and Caribbean regions. The amounts should not exceed 15 mm in 12 hour periods.

It is necessary to clarify that no influence on temperatures is observed due to Cold Thrust #17 because the cold and dry mass associated with the frontal system is located north of Central America and over the Gulf of Mexico.

Warning: Special attention due to very strong gusts of wind in the North Pacific and the Central Valley. Special attention also in the mountainous sectors of the Caribbean and Northern Zone due to the saturation of the soils caused by the persistence of rains in recent days.

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: www.imn.ac.cr

Paulo Solano
Meteorologist
DMSA-IMN