The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) announced that for the next six months predominate in our country dry days compared with the rain.
The projection was released by the director of the company, Juan Carlos Fallas,who said that this is due to El Niño (the period where there are less rain) is wellpositioned and its effects will be felt in the country until March of next year.
However, Fallas (weather expert) made the warning that, when rainy days, the showers will be short lived but very intense.
Walter Fonseca, Chief Operating Officer of the National Emergency Commission (CNE), said those sudden drops of excess water could saturatesewers and river flows and cause flooding.
He said that people should be vigilant, especially in areas prone to flooding and landslides.
He recalled that this year, although there is less rain, the number of incidents is similar to previous years. On 28 June, a sudden rainstorm was accompanied by strong winds, which lasted just over three hours, causing flooding and unroofed several houses in various districts of the canton of Aguirre and Parrita, Puntarenas.
It was also reported that this decrease in the rains will have effects on agricultural production.
Juan Carlos Fallas explained that the effect of drought will have its greatesteffect in the Central Valley and the North Pacific. He added that it felt in smaller scale in the central Pacific, the North and the South Pacific.
In the month of July and during August provides several heat waves, dry daysare interspersed with a few rainy days.
In this same period, but in the Caribbean region will increase the amount of rainfall, especially in the south.
The specialist said that it is possible the presence of storms that could be moderate to strong intensity.
The director of IMN said that during the first half of this year and there was a significant deficit of rain in most of the country, with the exception of the South Pacific, where the average rain remained in the normal range.
For specialists of IMN, El Niño also affect the production of tropical cyclones (depressions, storms and hurricanes) in the Atlantic basin, which are affecting Costa Rica.
Although the current season, which began on 1. June, and ends on November 30, is called normal, expected to occur up to 12 cyclones (since there were four without consequences for our country).
It is expected that in the Caribbean generated six, two of which could acquire the status of storms and one become a hurricane.
Juan Carlos Fallas said that these are projections, and should be expected to occur to see if they will have some impact on Costa Rican soil.