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Comunicado Prensa 2019 02 25 1000



Windy conditions in the country; rains in the Caribbean and North Zone

The trade winds remain accelerated due to atmospheric conditions. The most important gusts recorded have been, for the Guanacaste region of 68.7 km / h in Liberia, 82.5 km / h in the Orosi Volcano and 88.2 km / h in La Cruz, while for the Central Valley you are 66.2 km / h. km / h in Alajuela, 47.0 km / h in Pavas, 57.5 km / h in Santa Ana, 34.5 km / h in San José and 38.0 km / h in Cartago. Likewise, this windy pattern has caused an incursion of humidity and cloudiness into the Caribbean and the North Zone, causing isolated rains, to a lesser extent in the Central Valley, with amounts of less than 30 mm.

It is expected that the windy conditions remain the rest of the day, between moderate and strong; with gusts between 60-100 km / h in the mountain ranges of Guanacaste, Tilarán, Central Volcanic Cordillera and Talamanca sector. On the other hand, in the lower parts of the Central Valley, the Gulf of Nicoya and the Nicoya Peninsula are estimated with speeds between 60-80 km / h.

Isolated rainy activity is expected in the North and Caribbean Zone, especially in the morning, amounts between 20-30 mm; during the night rainfall is forecast in the Caribbean with amounts between 10-15 mm. In addition, occasional light rains in the mountains and east of the Central Valley, as well as north of Guanacaste with amounts less than 5 mm.

For the Pacific, conditions of low cloudiness with rains and possible isolated downpours are expected in the mountainous sectors in the Central and Southern parts.

Daytime temperatures will remain cool in the center and east of the Central Valley, as well as on the Caribbean side. For the Pacific warm temperatures are anticipated mainly near the coasts as well as west of the Central Valley.

Due to the above, the IMN recommends:

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

• Caution for vessels by sharp sea and very strong waves in the North Pacific, Gulf of Nicoya, Central Pacific and the Caribbean Sea, as well as air navigation due to turbulence on the mountainous sectors.

• Maintain monitoring of the flow in rivers and streams on the Caribbean slope, as well as places prone to landslides.

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