Unstable low pressure area seems to have gone with the wind

The country had a day with little rain for the first time in a week Thursday. That gave road crews and other emergency workers time to fix what the heavy downpours did.

The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional said that the low pressure area that caused all the problems has move away and no longer would affect the nation’s weather.

The prediction for today and the weekend is a return to normal September weather with hot, sunny mornings and some showers or downpours in the afternoon mainly on the Pacific coast and the Central Valley.

The weather institute predicted that daytime temperatures would increase over the next few days and evening temperatures would decrease.

There was less than a millimeter of rain in San Jose’s downtown Thursday. There were some showers around the country but with amounts of five millimeters or less. That amount is less than .2 of an inch.

Meanwhile in México the national civil protection coordinator said the death toll from days of floods and landslides stood at 97 after Hurricane Ingrid on the Gulf Coast and Tropical Storm Manuel on the Pacific coast triggered flooding and landslides throughout the country.

The death toll from the two storms does not include dozens of people missing after a landslide that devastated the village of La Pintada, west of the resort city of Acapulco.

In the far Pacific The Philippines, Taiwan and southern China are preparing for the arrival of rapidly intensifying super typhoon Usagi.

Typhoon Usagi is the Pacific’s strongest storm on record this year, with wind gusts measured of up to 240 kilometers per hour, about 150 miles per hour.

It is expected to strengthen further as it moves toward the northern Philippines and then Taiwan before weakening and hitting China’s southern coast.

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