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IMN-080219-Viento fuerte por afectación de sistema de alta presión

Feb

08

Meteorological warning

Strong wind due to high pressure system

february 8, 2019
8:45 am

Diagnosis: A high pressure system positioned in the South of the United States is generating an increase in atmospheric pressure over the Caribbean Sea and consequently an acceleration of the wind in the region. The maximum gusts recorded today were 82.3 km / h in the Orosi Volcano, 80.3 km / h in La Cruz, 60.2 km / h in Alajuela, 54.3 km / h in Santa Rosa, 51 km / h in San Joaquín, 55 km (h in Pavas, 46.5 km / h in San José and 43.5 km / h in Liberia.


Forecast: During this weekend a large high pressure system will be traveling through the southern United States and the western North Atlantic, which will cause a significant increase in atmospheric pressure on the Caribbean Sea and with this, a windy pattern of moderate intensity over the country, with strong gusts in some areas of the national territory.

Strong wind gusts are expected in Guanacaste oscillating between 80-100 km / h in the mountain ranges and between 50-80 km / h in the plain. For the mountainous sectors of the Central Valley and the rest of the country, occasional bursts are expected between 50-70 km / h. This behavior will continue at least until Monday, with Saturday being the day of greatest impact.


According to the Center for Research in Marine Sciences and Limnology of the University of Costa Rica, due to the action of the wind during the weekend there will be choppy seas and high waves on the North Pacific coast - including the Gulf of Nicoya- ; while, in the Caribbean, an increase in swell is expected these days. (www.miocimar.ucr.ac.cr)

As for the rains, scattered showers of short duration and occasional drizzles are possible both in the North Zone and the Caribbean, as well as the Guanacaste mountain range. No significant rainfall is expected for the rest of the country

Regarding temperatures, a slight decrease in temperatures (1-2 ° C) is expected during this weekend, mainly on Saturday in the regions affected by the increase in wind.

Due to the above, the IMN recommends:

 

  •     Extreme precautions for intense winds and their possible impact on roofs, electrical wiring, signs, trees; as well as in the mountainous parts of the country (national parks, volcanoes).
  •     Also, it is important to take precautions for boats by sharp seas and strong waves in the North Pacific -including the Gulf of Nicoya and its surroundings- and the Caribbean, as well as air navigation due to turbulence in the mountainous sectors.
  •     Avoid burning of all kinds as they can get out of control.
  •     Stay informed through Twitter: @IMNCR, Facebook: National Meteorological Institute and the website: www.imn.ac.cr
Roberto Vindas / Juan Diego Naranjo

Meteorologists

DMSA-IMN



Weather warnings history

In this section you will find the weather warnings history.

May

24

Weather Report N°5

Low pressure system is maintained on Nicaragua

May 24, 2019
07.00 am

Diagnosis: The low pressure system that has affected the country in recent days, remains close to the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, generating rainy conditions in most of Guanacaste and North Zone....

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May

23

Informe Meteorológico N°3

Lluvias intermitentes se mantendrán en las primeras horas de la noche.

23 de mayo de 2019
700 p.m.

Diagnóstico: Un sistema de baja presión -ubicado dentro de la Zona de Convergencia Intertropical- se mantiene cerca de Nicaragua en las costas del Pacífico, y mantiene las condiciones lluviosas...

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May

22

Informe Meteorológico N°2

Condiciones lluviosas en el país

23 de mayo de 2019
7.30 a.m.

Diagnóstico: Un sistema de baja presión -inmerso en la Zona de Convergencia Intertropical- se ubica el día de hoy sobre Nicaragua, y a esta hora ocasiona lluvias a lo largo de la costa de...

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May

22

Aviso Meteorológico

Lluvias intermitentes se mantendrán en el país durante todo el día

22 de mayo de 2019
07.30 a.m.

Diagnóstico: Un sistema de baja presión inmerso en la Zona de Convergencia Intertropical se mantiene cerca del país, cercano a las costas del Pacífico Norte, ocasionando condiciones inestables y...

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May

21

Weather Warning

Rainy activity will be maintained during the night period

May 21, 2019
05.30 p.m.

Discussion: The Intertropical Convergence Zone remains above the country, causing unstable conditions and promoting rainy activity of variable intensity this afternoon in the different regions of...

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May

21

Weather Warning

Rainy afternoon and night in Costa Rica this Tuesday

21 de mayo de 2019
09.15 a.m.

Discussion: The Intertropical Convergence Zone is very active and on Costa Rica, generating atmospheric instability and constant moisture contribution from the maritime sectors. These conditions...

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May

20

Weather Warning

Rainy and electric activity during the afternoon and evening

May 20, 2019
10.30 a.m.

Discussion: The Intertropical Convergence Zone is on this day on the country, generating an important contribution of humidity and instability and coupled with the warm morning temperatures; they...

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May

19

Weather Warning

Rainy activity will continue in the next hours

May 19, 2019
05.30 pm

Diagnosis: During this afternoon there were heavy downpours and intense electrical storms in various sectors of the country. In the North Pacific there were rain accumulations between 10-80 mm,...

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May

19

Weather Warning

Heavy downpours and thunderstorm during this Sunday

May 19, 2019
10.30 am

Diagnosis: This Sunday the Intertropical Convergence Zone is maintained over the country, which causes a high moisture content and instability. In addition to this, warm temperatures are...

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May

18

Weather Warning

Heavy rainy conditions will persist in coming hours

May 18, 2019
05.30 pm

Diagnosis: In the afternoon there have been heavy downpours and intense thunderstorms in different parts of the country. In the Pacific, places such as the Tempisque Valley and Nicoya and its...

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May

18

Weather Warning

Rainy conditions in the country during this Saturday

May 18, 2019
10.45 am

Diagnosis: This Saturday the humid and unstable conditions in the country are maintained, favored by the presence of the Intertropical Convergence Zone over the national territory. These...

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May

17

Weather Warning

Heavy showers and thunderstorm in this afternoon

May 17, 2019
10.25 a.m.

Discussion: The proximity of the Intertropical Convergence Zone generates an important contribution of humidity and instability and together with the warm morning temperatures, are conditions...

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May

16

Weather Warning

Heavy rainy activity and thunderstorm today

May 16, 2019
11.00 am

Diagnosis: This Thursday continues the high moisture content and instability over the country and surroundings, favored by the proximity of the Intertropical Convergence Zone. In addition, during...

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May

15

Weather Warning

Heavy rainy conditions will continue during the next hours

May 15, 2019
05.15 pm

Diagnosis: During this afternoon there have been heavy showers and intense thunderstorms in different parts of the country. In the Pacific, places like Palo Verde and in general the entire sector...

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May

15

Weather Warning

Heavy showers and thunderstorm during the afternoon

May 15, 2019
10.30 a.m.

Discussion: On this day a high content of humidity and instability is maintained on the country and surroundings, favored by the proximity of the Intertropical Convergence Zone. In addition to...

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May

14

Weather Warning

Heavy rainy conditions for today in the country

May 14, 2019
10.30 am

Diagnosis: Again, the proximity of the Intertropical Convergence Zone persists over the country, which is why the high moisture content and instability in the national territory is maintained. In...

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May

13

Weather Warning

Heavy downpours this afternoon in the country

May 13, 2019
10.30 am

Diagnosis: The proximity of the Intertropical Convergence Zone to the country persists, maintaining a high moisture content and instability over the national territory. In addition to the above,...

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May

12

Weather Warning

Strong rainy activity will extend to the night period

May 12, 2019
04.05 p.m.

Discussion: As it was reported this morning; the high humidity and instability on the country and its surroundings due to the proximity of the Intertropical Convergence Zone has generated...

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May

12

Weather Warning

Rainy activity of variable intensity on this day

May 12, 2019
09.00 a.m.

Discussion: During this day, there is a high humidity and instability on the country and its surroundings, favored by the proximity of the Intertropical Convergence Zone. From the early hours of...

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May

11

Weather Warning

Rainy conditions on this Saturday

May 11, 2019
07.50 a.m.

Discussion: The Intertropical Convergence Zone remains very active on the country, generating an important contribution of instability and humidity. During the first hours of this Saturday, rains...

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