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Comunicado Prensa 2019 02 26 1000



Strong wind prevails over the country and rainfall in the Caribbean slope

The high pressure system located on the Caribbean Sea continues to generate windy conditions on the country, in addition to intermittent rainfall on the Caribbean side. According to the CNE report, the Banano and Sixaola rivers are slightly grown.

According to the analyzes, windy conditions are anticipated with gusts that can reach 80-100 km / h in the high parts of Guanacaste and 60-80 km / h in the plain, while in the Central Valley they can be around 40-65 km / h.

Isolated rains are expected in the North Zone and the Caribbean region, with amounts between 20-50 mm. In addition, there will be activity occasionally in the mountains and east of the Central Valley, as well as north of Guanacaste with amounts less than 10 mm.

For all the Pacific, conditions of little cloudiness are expected, as well as rains and possible isolated downpours 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.