Costa Rica issues ‘green alert’ due to high winds
The National Emergency Commission (CNE) issued a green alert throughout Costa Rica due to high winds. The effects are expected to last throughout the weekend, with their largest impact Saturday.
The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) says a high-pressure system is causing an increase in wind speed throughout the region. Friday, it recorded wind speeds of 82 kph at Volcán Orosi, 60 kph in Alajuela and 46 kph in San José.
On Saturday, IMN expects gusts of up to 100 kph in parts of Guanacaste, and gusts of up to 70 kph in the mountainous areas of the Central Valley and throughout the country.
The alert warns of strong wind and waves in the North Pacific, and strong winds with low temperatures in the Central Valley.
The CNE is recommending caution when operating small boats in the affected regions. They also warned beachgoers that the rough seas could create strong rip currents.
Strong winds can also damage roofs, posts, electrical wires, trees and road signs.
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