Heavy downpours this afternoon in the country
May 13, 2019
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, high temperatures occur, which reach up to 30°C in Alajuela and up to 26°C in San José.
Forecast: For this afternoon and the first hours of the night rain and heavy downpours with thunderstorms are foreseen in the regions of the Pacific with accumulated between 30 and 60 mm in lapses of 3 to 6 hours. In the case of the Central Valley and the North Zone, strong showers are expected but isolated with an electrical storm, amounts between 20 to 40 mm in lapses of 1 to 3 hours. On the other hand, in the mountainous sectors of the Caribbean rain and showers are estimated, amounts between 10 and 30 mm from 3 to 6 hours.
The coast of Limón is estimated to have little probability of rain in the country.
Due to the above, the IMN recommends:
- Caution in areas with vulnerability to flooding due to saturation of sewers, increased flow in rivers and streams, and also in areas prone to landslides.
- Shelter in a safe place in case of listening to an electrical storm or perceive strong gusts of wind near the storm clouds, as well as caution for possible fall of tree branches, power lines among others.
- Stay informed through Twitter: @IMNCR, Facebook: National Meteorological Institute and the WEB Page: www.imn.ac.cr
Eladio Solano León
Weather warnings history
In this section you will find the weather warnings history.
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
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...
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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