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Comunicado Prensa 2019 04 03 1000



Very windy conditions are expected today

A high pressure system, located north of Florida-United States, keeps the trade winds accelerated over the country; mainly on the North Pacific and the Central Valley. Some of the most significant gusts recorded until mid-morning, were 102 km / h in La Cruz, 70 km / h in Liberia and 57 km / h in Santa Rosa for the Guanacaste area, while for the Central Valley they have been 57 km / h in San Joaquín de Flores, 61 km / h in Alajuela and 45 km / h in San José.

It is expected that for the whole day this windy pattern will be maintained, with maximum gusts between 40-60 km / h for the Central Valley and the lower parts of Guanacaste; while for the mountainous sectors of the North Pacific gusts are expected between 80-100 km / h.

In addition, during the afternoon, some isolated and weak rains are possible in the mountainous sectors of the Caribbean, Central and South Pacific with amounts between 5-20 mm as maximums. For the rest of the country, the probability of precipitation is very low.

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).

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

• 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.

• Extreme caution -at the aeronautical level- due to strong turbulence over the mountainous sectors in Guanacaste and the Central Valley