Strong winds of up to 80 kph (about 50 mph) will continue to sweep the country through the middle of the week, according to the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional.
The weather institute said that an increase in pressure in the Gulf of Mexico was the reason. The country was entering into a new windy period, it said. The strongest winds will be in the
northern part of the country and in mountain passes, the institute said. The strong winds began Saturday, and the institute issued a bulletin to urge residents to take steps to avoid wind damage.
The influx of dry air also is expected to reduce the chances of showers on the Caribbean coast.
Guanacaste also is subject to strong winds, and some residents there have lot roofs during similar episodes in past years.