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Comunicado Prensa 2019 02 07 900



The accelerated wind persists over the country.

Windy conditions persist over the country. The maximum recorded gusts, since midnight, were 87 km / h in La Cruz, 90.2 km / h in Orosi Volcano, 58 km / h in Alajuela, 55 km / h in Pavas, 60 km / h in Liberia, 53 in San Joaquín, 57 in Santa Ana and 47 km / h in San José.

According to the analyzes, for today the windy pattern will persist for the regions of the North Pacific and the Central Valley, with gusts between 60-90 km / h in the mountainous areas of Guanacaste, and 40-60 km / h in the plains. In addition, for the Central Valley occasional gusts are expected between 40 and 60 km / h.

On the other hand, no significant rainfall is expected due to the prevailing dry pattern.

Temperatures will remain cool in sectors near the center of San José, Cartago and in high areas of the metropolitan area (not above 24 ° C); while on the coasts and plains warm maximums are expected to oscillate between 30 and 36 ° C.

Due to the above, the IMN recommends:

• Extreme precautions for intense winds and their possible impact on roofs, electrical wiring, signs, trees; as well as in the mountainous parts of the country (national parks, volcanoes).

• To also increase the precaution for the vessels by sharp sea and strong waves in the North Pacific and the Gulf of Nicoya, as well as to the aerial navigation by turbulence on the mountainous sectors.

• Avoid burning of all kinds as they can get out of control.