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Aviso Meteorológico-IMN-180223-Fuertes ráfagas este sábado en el centro y norte del país



Meteorological Warning

Strong gusts this Saturday in the center and north of the country

18 de febrero de 2023
9:00 am

Diagnosis: The atmospheric pressure gradient continues to increase over the Caribbean Sea, this due to the transit of a high pressure system through the Gulf of Mexico, which favors a strong acceleration of the trade wind in the country. So far this Saturday there have been intense gusts in the center and north of the national territory with ranges between 40-80 km/h in the Central Valley and between 70-115 km/h in Guanacaste and the mountains. In addition, scattered light rains have been recorded in regions of the Caribbean and Northern Zone with amounts of less than 5 mm.

Forecast: Throughout this day, very strong gusts are expected in the Central Valley and lower parts of Guanacaste with estimated values between 50-85 km/h, while to the north of Guanacaste and mountainous sectors between 80-125 km/h are anticipated. .

On the other hand, the low moisture content in the atmosphere over the country does not favor the formation of clouds, so significant rainfall is not expected, only occasional drizzle is expected in the North Zone and the Caribbean, especially in the mountainous sectors.

Warning: Special attention due to strong gusts of wind in the North Pacific, Central Valley and the mountains for this weekend.

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:

Roberto Vindas