Weather warnings

Jun

21

Weather Warning (Update)

Heavy downpours with a storm this afternoon and night

June 21, 2024
4:50 p.m.

Diagnosis: The predominance of high humidity and instability, as well as local factors, warm morning temperatures and the entry of sea breezes; add up on this Friday to the passage of tropical...

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Jun

21

Weather Warning

Heavy showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening

June 21, 2024.
10.25 a.m.

Discussion: High humidity and instability prevail over Costa Rica and its surroundings, as well as local factors, warm morning temperatures and the entry of sea breezes; the passage of tropical...

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Jun

20

Weather Warning (Update)

Heavy showers continue during the early hours of the night

June 20, 2024
5 p.m.

Discussion: Unstable conditions continue today in Costa Rica, different factors favor this pattern among them: high humidity content, the entry of sea breezes, high temperatures and areas of...

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Jun

20

Aviso Meteorológico

Aguaceros fuertes esta tarde en varias zonas del país

20 de junio de 2024
10:00 am

Diagnóstico: Condiciones inestables están presentes en la atmósfera sobre el país, esto debido al alto contenido de humedad, el ingreso de brisas marinas, temperaturas altas y áreas de...

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Jun

19

Weather Warning (Update)

Rainy activity this afternoon

June 19, 2024
6:20 p.m.

Diagnosis: Costa Rica continues to experience significant moisture input from the Pacific Ocean during the early hours of the day, which, combined with daytime warming and unstable conditions...

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Weather Warning-IMN-170524-9:10 a.m.

May

17

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 favoring afternoon rain over the country.

Forecast: During the afternoon today, the presence of downpours with storms is forecast over the mountains of the South Pacific, towards the center and west of the Central Valley, as well as the Central Pacific and North Pacific. The accumulations for these regions will be between 30 - 50 mm with maximums between 60 - 80 mm, with the sectors in the center and northwest of the country being where the highest accumulations are recorded.

The Northern Zone and Caribbean regions will present scattered showers and downpours accompanied by electrical storms, being over the mountains for the Caribbean sectors. The estimated accumulations for these regions will be between 15 – 40 mm with local maximums of 60 mm.

Warning: Be careful in mountainous sectors of the General Valley, those of the South Pacific and the mountains of the Northern Caribbean, this due to humid soils. Be attentive to the development of storm clouds which present their own and significant characteristics such as descending gusts, high precipitation intensity in short periods of time and electrical discharges.

Due to the above, the IMN recommends:

• Caution due to sewage saturation in places prone to this type of flooding.

• Prevention against electrical storms and seeking shelter in a safe place in case strong gusts of wind occur or are perceived near storm clouds, due to the possible fall of tree branches, power lines, among others. These gusts can reach 80 km/h in some isolated cases.

• Stay informed through social networks, Twitter: @IMNCR, Facebook: National Meteorological Institute CR and the WEB Page: www.imn.ac.cr

Jose Pablo Valverde Mora

Meteorologist

DMSA-IMN