Weather Alert — U.S. Embassy San Jose
August 13, 2019
Location: Costa Rica
Event: The United States National Weather Service has identified the potential for heavy rainfall for Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua from early Wednesday, August 14, through Friday, August 16. Rain accumulation of 1-3 inches/day with maximum of 4-6 inches/day is forecasted. The highest risk is for western Panama and Costa Rica, where the mountains will play a role in enhancing rainfall rates, which can see rainfall near 12 inches.
Actions to Take:
For the latest information please visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) website.
Information is also available via the Costa Rican National Meteorological Institute’s website: Instituto Meteorlógico Nacional de Costa Rica
The Embassy strongly recommends monitoring local weather reports for the most up to date information on possible rainfall accumulation.
Assistance: U.S. Embassy San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2519 2000 (after hours as well)
State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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