Strong Wind: Green Alert Declared for Costa Rica’s Central Valley

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A high pressure system over the Caribbean ocean causes the acceleration of wind in the region. Due to the moderate intensity of this windy pattern, the National Emergency Committee (CNE) declared green alert for the Central Valley and the North Pacific.

Strong wind gusts are expected in Guanacaste that could reach 80-100 km/h (50 – 62.2 mph) in the mountain range and 50-80 km/h (31-50 mph) in the plains.

When it comes to the Central Valley and the rest of the country, occasional gusts are expected, specially in the Central Valley and high land, these conditions could extend through Monday.

Wind of moderate and high speed could cause accidents with trees, branches, billboards or wiring that would fall. The strong swell could be dangerous for small boats and swimmers.

Precaution is recommended specially with branches, trees, cables, billboards; tourists in the different mountain areas of the country (national parks, volcanoes, etc.) should be extremely cautious. Boats, surfers and swimmers in the North Pacific and the Nicoya Gulf as well as the Caribbean should expect strong swell and take precaution.

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