Windy conditions on this Saturday. Rains in Caribbean and North Zone
March 16, 2019
Discussion: The increase in atmospheric pressure levels over Central America and the Caribbean Sea is generating on Saturday the gradual increase in the trade winds over the national territory. In the first hours of this day there have been gusts of up to 90 km/h in La Cruz de Guanacaste, in the rest of the province they hover between 50-70 km/h, while in the Metropolitan Area the maxima range between 40-60 km/h. The windy pattern causes incursion of cloudiness and rains from the Caribbean Sea to the province of Limón and the North Zone, with maximum amounts of 20 mm in the last 12 hours.
Forecast: Windy conditions will remain strong over the country; maximum gusts are estimated between 70-95 km/h in the north of Guanacaste, as well as in the mountain ranges of Guanacaste, Tilarán, Central Volcanic Cordillera, Talamanca sector; On the other hand, in the lower parts of the Central Valley, the Nicoya Gulf and the Nicoya Peninsula, gusts are estimated between 50-80 km/h.
Intermittent rains are expected throughout the day in the North Zone and Caribbean, with accumulated between 10-30 mm in 12-hour lapses. In addition, drizzle and weak rains are possible in the north and east of the Central Valley and north of Guanacaste with amounts less than 10mm in 12 hours.
The effect of the wind generates cool temperatures in the north and east of the Central Valley (San José, Cartago, Heredia mountains) with peaks between 19-24 ° C, in the rest of the country no significant changes in temperature are expected.
Due to the above, the IMN recommends:
- Caution for strong winds and their possible impact on roofs, electrical wiring, signs, trees; as well as in the mountainous parts of the country (national parks, volcanoes).
- Prevention for boats by sharp sea and strong waves in the North Pacific and Gulf of Nicoya, 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
Rebeca Morera R
Weather warnings history
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Continúan precipitaciones intermitentes durante la noche de hoy
24 de mayo de 2019
Diagnóstico: el posicionamiento de la Zona de Convergencia Intertropical sobre Costa Rica y un sistema de baja presión que ha afectado al país en los últimos días, se mantiene cercano a la costa...
Lluvias intermitentes se mantendrán en las primeras horas de la noche.
23 de mayo de 2019
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Lluvias intermitentes se mantendrán en el país durante todo el día
22 de mayo de 2019
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...
Rainy activity will be maintained during the night period
May 21, 2019
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...
Rainy afternoon and night in Costa Rica this Tuesday
21 de mayo de 2019
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...
Rainy and electric activity during the afternoon and evening
May 20, 2019
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...
Heavy rainy conditions will continue during the next hours
May 15, 2019
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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