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Weather Warning-IMN-040223-09:35am



Weather Warning

Condiciones ventosas para sectores montañoso y partes bajas del centro y norte de nuestro país

04 de febrero de 2023
09:35 a.m

Diagnosis: The presence of high values of atmospheric pressure as a result of a Cold Push, which is positioned in the extreme north of Central America, is favoring the increase of the trade wind to the south of the isthmus. Gusts between 40 - 60 km/h have been registered for our country in the Central Valley, while for the North Pacific regions the maximum gusts range between 40 - 80 km/h, with local maximums of up to 98 km/h. h (La Cruz and Nicoya). Contributions of humidity from the Caribbean Sea enter with occasional cloudiness, which has left some short-term rains and drizzles in the mountains of the Caribbean regions, isolated in the coastal areas, as well as in the North Zone. The accumulated amounts are all less than 10 mm.

Forecast: It is estimated that very strong winds will continue in the north and center of the national territory. Specifically for the Central Valley, maximum gusts are expected with speeds between 40 - 75 km/h, while in the North Pacific and mountainous sectors of the North Zone, speeds will oscillate between 60 -100 km/h. A decrease in daily temperatures is expected, between 1 °C and 2 °C, especially in the north and east of the Metropolitan Area, as well as in the province of Limón and the west of the North Zone, which will generate a feeling of freshness . Regarding rainfall, these will be weak and of short duration for the Caribbean and Northern Zone regions.

Warning: Special attention due to strong gusts of wind in the mountainous sectors in the North Pacific, Central Valley and the mountain ranges.

Due to the above, the IMN recommends:

• Prevention of gusts of wind and their possible affectation of 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 North Central Pacific.

• Avoid burning of all kinds, since they can get out of control. • Stay informed through social networks, Twitter: @IMNCR, Facebook: National Meteorological Institute CR and the WEB Page:


Jose Valverde Mora