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Don’t Put Away Your Umbrella: Rain Will Continue Until Tonight

Oct 27, 2023 | Costa Rica, News & Articles | 0 comments

There could be fog in the mountains and the Central Valley. Incidents due to soil saturation are not ruled out.


The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) has forecasted that rain, ranging from light to moderate intensity, will continue into the afternoon and evening of this Friday in various areas of the country.


Experts have not ruled out the possibility of thunderstorms in regions like the eastern part of the Central Valley, North Pacific, and North Zone.


They have also predicted that there could be accumulated precipitation in mountainous areas.


Accumulations of 20 to 40 mm are estimated, with maximums between 70 and 90 mm.


The IMN noted that in other places, precipitation with accumulations between 20 and 40 mm and maximums between 20 and 80 mm are expected.


Meteorologists have indicated that there could be fog in the mountains and in the Central Valley.


These conditions are due to the unstable atmosphere over the country, caused by the activity of the Intertropical Convergence Zone over the national territory and high humidity.


“…the remnants of Tropical Depression No.21 have allowed the development of a low-pressure system currently located in the Pacific Ocean nearby. According to the NHC, this system shows an 80% chance of cyclone formation in the next 48 hours. The system’s most likely path is towards the north and northwest,” stated the IMN.


Experts have warned that there may be incidents in the country due to soil saturation.


Special attention should be paid to areas like Sarapiquí in the North Zone, the Nicoya Peninsula in the North Pacific, the mountains of the Central Pacific, South Pacific, the Caribbean, and the western Central Valley.


The IMN provided the following recommendations:


  • Exercise caution due to the saturation of sewage systems and possible sudden floods, as well as major routes in the country during heavy rain events.
  • Be cautious regarding thunderstorms and seek shelter in a safe place if strong gusts of wind near storm clouds occur, due to the potential for falling tree branches, power lines, and more.
  • Stay informed through social media channels: Twitter: @IMNCR, Facebook: Instituto Meteorológico Nacional CR, and the website:



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