Weather warnings

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-190224-0925am

Feb

19

Weather Warning

Influence of Cold Surge #18 on the country

February 19, 2024
9:25 a.m.

Diagnosis: Analysis shows that cold thrust #18 will maintain its influence over the national territory during the first half of the week. Currently, there have been wind gusts between 40 km/h and 65 km/h in the Central Valley; and between 60 km/h to 80 km/h in the North Pacific, with a magnitude close to 100 km/h in the canton of La Cruz.

Forecast: For this Monday there will be a windy pattern in the country, very strong to intense gusts of wind (between 70 km/h to 105 km/h) are expected in the North Pacific and strong to very strong gusts (between 50 km/h to 70 km/h) in the Central Valley and mountainous sectors.

During the first days of this week, a decrease in maximum temperatures is expected because the cold mass will be able to position itself north of Costa Rica. The latest analyzes carried out show that a reduction of 3 °C to 6 °C may occur in the North Zone and the Caribbean; and between 2 °C to 4 °C in the Central Valley and mountainous sectors.

Regarding precipitation and cloudiness, it is forecast that in the Caribbean regions and the Northern Zone there will be mostly cloudy skies with scattered rains throughout the day, with accumulated amounts of rain between 15 mm and 30 mm in general, and maximum accumulated amounts between 35 mm to 50 mm punctually near the mountains of the Northern Zone, the Northern Caribbean and the coast of Limón. Part of this precipitation could reach the mountains, to the east and north of the Central Valley in the form of drizzle.
In the South Pacific, isolated showers may occur during the night period, mainly coastal.

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

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