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Comunicado Prensa 2019 04 12



Rainy conditions on the Pacific Slope and west of the Central Valley

The proximity of the Intertropical Convergence Zone brings humidity and atmospheric instability to a large part of the national territory, mainly to the Central and South Pacific regions.

During this afternoon, isolated thunderstorms with thunderstorms are expected near the mountains of the Central Pacific and South Pacific regions, as well as around the Gulf of Nicoya in the North Pacific; amounts between 5-40 mm are foreseen in periods of 3 hours. In the Central Valley, the rains will be dispersed, affecting the west of the Valley, with accumulated amounts not exceeding 15 mm in periods of 6 hours.

On the other hand, for the mountainous sectors of the Caribbean and North Zone, isolated rains are anticipated that do not exceed 10 mm accumulated in the following 6 hours.

Due to the above, the IMN recommends:

• Caution in the event of an electrical storm in the Pacific and Central Valley.

• Caution in case of flooding due to saturation of sewers in the Central Valley.

• Caution for rain and reduced road visibility, especially on Route 27 and Route 32 in mountainous areas.

• Caution for formation of fog banks in the late afternoon and early evening in the Central Valley.

• Caution against the possibility of landslides in the South Pacific.