Strong winds during this Monday
February 6, 2022
Discussion: The high values of atmospheric pressure in the Caribbean Basin due to the transit of a high pressure system in the northern Gulf of Mexico, favors accelerated trade winds in Costa Rica. The maximum gusts have reached 97 km/h in La Cruz de Guanacaste, in other parts of said province the speeds range between 45-88 km/h, while in the Central Valley the ranges are between 40-65 km/h. The windy pattern favors the incursion of humidity from the Caribbean Sea towards the province of Limón and the North Zone, generating intermittent rains with accumulated between 5-30 mm in the last 12 hours.
Forecast: Strong winds will prevail throughout this day, with greater perception in the Central Valley, where gusts between 40-70 km/h are estimated; in the North Pacific with ranges between 50-90 km/h and in the mountain ranges of these regions they can exceed 100 km/h.
Intermittent rains will persist in regions of the Caribbean and the North Zone, amounts between 10-30 mm in periods of 12 hours. Drizzle is possible in the north and east of the Central Valley, as well as in mountainous sectors adjacent to the North Pacific, amounts less than 5 mm; in the rest of the country no precipitation is forecast.
Warning: Special attention due to strong gusts of wind in the North Pacific, Central Valley and the mountain ranges.
Due to the above, the IMN recommends:
- Prevention due to 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 northern Central Pacific.
- Avoid burning of all kinds, as they can get out of control.
- Stay informed through social networks, Twitter: @IMNCR, Facebook: National Meteorological Institute CR and the WEB Page: www.imn.ac.cr
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