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Comunicado Prensa 2019 03 22 1000



Increase in the trade winds as of today

The positioning of a high pressure system in the southern part of the United States has generated an increase in atmospheric pressure over the Caribbean Sea, which has an effect on the acceleration of the wind over the region.
It is expected that today's entry of this system to the Caribbean Sea will cause a significant increase in the magnitude of the wind, particularly this Friday and Saturday; with gusts around 100-110 km / h in the high parts of the country and close to 70-80 km / h in the lower areas of the Central Valley and the North Pacific.
On the other hand, the arrival of a dry air mass will influence cloud conditions from little to partial over most of the country; however, some drizzle is possible in the mountainous areas of the Caribbean slope. In addition, some isolated showers are expected in the Central and South Pacific during the afternoons.
Temperatures will tend to be very warm on the coasts and plains during the day; while at night they will be very fresh mainly in the high areas of the Central Valley.
Due to the above, the IMN recommends:
• Caution due to strong winds and possible impact on roofs, electrical wiring, signs, trees; as well as in the mountainous parts of the country (national parks, volcanoes).
• Prevention of ships by sharp sea and strong waves in the North Pacific and the Gulf of Nicoya, as well as air navigation due to turbulence in the mountainous sectors.
• Avoid burning of all kinds as they can get out of control