Northern zone appears to have received the brunt of weekend rains

Experts will continue to assess today the impact of flooding in the northern zone.

More than 200 homes were flooded, three bridges were damaged and five rivers poured out of their banks late last week, according to the Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias.

Rain continued to fall over the weekend, and the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional said that some 30 to 50 centimeters fell Saturday.

That is nearly two inches.

In addition, storms could be seen over the area Sunday night.

The weather institute attributed the rain to a low pressure area generated by a tropical wave and instability generated by the northern movement of the zone of intertropical convergence, the belt where winds from the north and south meet.

Rain in the Central Valley predicted in an 8 a.m. Sunday bulletin failed to materialize. However, there was rain again late in the evening.

Only the Arenal area appears to have received significant rain Sunday during the day. There about an inch fell, according to the automatic weather stations maintained by the weather institute. There also was rain in the southern part of the country Sunday night.

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