Costa Rica News – Well it looks like a wet beginning to the week in Costa Rica, and we are not talking about the women at the Del Rey or walking the streets of Jaco. An increase in the amount of rain is forecasted for the beginning of the week in the south and central Pacific, because of the Tropical Storm Isaac, said the National Meteorological Institute (IMN).
The prognosis is that before midday downpours will be presented which will last until the wee hours of the night. And in other news the border trail will completely wash away. (Sarcasm, but not really)
It is estimated that rainfall in a 24 hour period will be between 40 and 80 mm (each mm means a liter per square meter).
For the North Pacific, the rains will be isolated, with thunderstorms, especially in the Nicoya Peninsula. In this part of the country, the amount of water will drop at 24 hours between 20 and 40 mm.
Werner Stolz, the IMN, explained that these rainfall amounts are significant, especially since there are areas where soils are very saturated.
Regarding projections for today in the Central Valley, rains are expected to be of varying intensity, and in some cases will be accompanied by thunderstorms and run through the night.
The IMN reported that the rains will be concentrated in the central and east. He warned that there will be fog banks at the end of the afternoon. The amounts of water that will eventually fall between 10 and 30 mm.
Regarding the north and the Caribbean, is forecast to be partial cloudiness with showers over the mountains and occasionally in the lower parts.
The estimated amount of water is 10 to 20 mm.
Precisely because of that forecast, the National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Response (CNE) said yesterday green alert for the cantons located in the coastal south and central Pacific
The CNE said that he called on municipal committees and emergency first responders, to take extra security measures and verify that they have the tools and supplies necessary to address any incidents generated by rainfall.
Tropical Storm Isaac yesterday was 280 kilometers from the Dominican Republic.