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Comunicado Prensa 2019 03 05 1100



Cold push no. 20 causes wind increase in the country.

The cold thrust number 20 began its entry north of the Caribbean Sea, which increased the atmospheric pressure and, consequently, the wind intensity at the national level.

During the rest of the day, a gradual increase in the magnitude of the wind is expected, mainly for the Central Valley regions (maximum gusts between 50-70 km / h), North Pacific (maximum gusts between 70-90 km / h) and North Zone (maximum gusts between 40-50 km / h). In addition, it is expected that the push will continue to approach the country; this will affect the intensification of the wind -at least- the following two days, with gusts that can reach 100 km / h in the mountain ranges of the aforementioned regions.

Significant rainfall is not expected in most of the national territory, with the exception of the South Pacific and the mountainous area of ??the Central Pacific, where short-term showers could occur in the afternoon. However, it is estimated that by Wednesday, conditions will be more unstable for the Caribbean side, which could cause isolated rains throughout the day.

As for temperatures, a hot day is expected particularly close to the coasts, where the maximum can be around 34-38 ° C; while in the Central Valley they will be between 25-30 ° C. However, on Wednesday, cooler temperatures are anticipated, especially north and east of the Central Valley.

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.