Unstable conditions in the country
August 29, 2019
Diagnosis: The Intertropical Convergence Zone is active over the country, increasing atmospheric instability over the national territory. During this morning, the most intense rains occurred in the Caribbean and North Zone regions with amounts between 15-55 mm from midnight.
Forecast: In the remainder of the morning it will continue cloudy with intermittent rains in the Caribbean and North Zone regions with accumulated between 10-20 mm. In the rest of the country the rains will be scarce in this morning period.
During the afternoon rains and downpours are anticipated accompanied by thunderstorms in the Central Pacific, the South Pacific and the Nicoya Peninsula, with amounts estimated between 20-40 mm with maximums located up to 60 mm, while in high areas of the Caribbean and of the North Zone the estimated amounts will reach between 10-30 mm with possible localized maximums of up to 40 mm.
In the Central Valley, scattered rains are expected in mountainous areas and its surroundings around noon with amounts between 10-20 mm, while towards the end of the afternoon isolated showers with storm are possible to the west of the region with maximums between 15- 30 mm
Due to the above, the IMN recommends:
- Caution in areas vulnerable to flooding due to sewer saturation, increased flow in rivers and streams, and sectors with high propensity for landslides. Special attention to the Pacific slope.
- Shelter in a safe place in case of hearing thunderstorms or perceiving strong gusts of wind near storm clouds, as well as precaution for possible fall of tree branches, power lines among others.
- Stay informed through Twitter: @IMNCR, Facebook: National Meteorological Institute and the Website: www.imn.ac.cr
Eladio Solano León
Weather warnings history
In this section you will find the weather warnings history.
Zona de Convergencia activa sobre el país y onda tropical #34 para este lunes
15 de setiembre de 2019
Diagnóstico: la Zona de Convergencia Intertropical sigue este domingo sobre nuestro territorio muy activa. Está provocando aguaceros fuertes en la costa del Pacífico Central y Norte desde...
Tropical Wave # 33 crosses the country this Friday
13 de setiembre de 2019
Diagnosis: Today, the entry of tropical wave # 33 to the country is expected, causing the Intertropical Convergence Zone to be located on our territory; and between both, cause rainy conditions...
Intense rainy activity over the country this Thursday
september 12, 2019.
Diagnosis: The positioning of the Intertropical Convergence Zone over the country causes unstable conditions generating rains of varying intensity over national territory. The strongest activity...
Heavy downpours will persist in the early hours of the night
September 08, 2019
Diagnosis: During this afternoon there are isolated but very heavy downpours in some parts of the Pacific, the west of the Central Valley and the mountains of the North Zone. The highest...
Condiciones lluviosas por el paso de la onda tropical #31
04 de septiembre de 2019
Diagnóstico: la cercanía de la Zona de Convergencia Intertropical y el paso de la onda tropical #31 han estado generando condiciones lluviosas en el Caribe y Zona Norte. Pronóstico:...
Precipitation will continue overnight in the Pacific
August 31, 2019
Discussion: During this afternoon there were showers and thunderstorms mainly in the Pacific, in an isolated way in the Central Valley and North Zone, the most intense rainfalls manifested in the...
Condiciones lluviosas intermitentes durante la tarde y noche en el país
30 de agosto de 2019
Diagnóstico: lo débil de los vientos alisios, las condiciones húmedas, cálidas de la mañana y la cercanía de la Zona de convergencia Intertropical, son factores que favorecen las precipitaciones...
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