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Saturday, January 18, 2020

A high pressure system in the western Atlantic Ocean for this Saturday will keep the Trade Winds strong in the Caribbean Sea, and therefore the windy pattern in the national territory will continue. Very strong windgusts will be expected, with speeds between 65-90km/h in the North Pacific, with maximums exceeding 100km/h in places near the Guanacaste Range and around Salinas Bay; at the same time, both in the Central Valley and in the other mountain ranges of the country, the windgusts will be strong with values between 40-60km/h and maximum of 90km/h over the hills. Due to this windy pattern, for this weekend there will be more moisture from the Caribbean Sea to the national territory; therefore, scattered rains are forecast in the North and Caribbean regions, as well as drizzles in the mountainous sectors north and east of the Central Valley.


ENSO Bulletin

This scientific document, produced by the Department of Climatology, provides information on the current and upcoming state of El Niño or La Niña events in a national context. This newsletter is published at the end or beginning of each month. Previous issues are also available.


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The Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE), the Climate Change Department (DCC), submits a draft of the "National Policy for Adaptation to Climate Change in Costa Rica" to the institutions and the public in general.


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