Already wet Caribbean and northern zone expected to get more rain

The national weather service said that rains would intensify overnight on the Caribbean coast and the northern zone. The Caribbean in particular has been hit hard by heavy rains with some families flooded out.

Some shelters have been opened by the national emergency commission and its local representatives.

The Instituto Meteorol√≥gico Nacional said that there were early evening electrical storms on the Pacific coast and in the western part of the northern zone. The weather agency estimated rainfall at from 11 to 24 millimeters within 12 hours. That’s a bit less than half an inch to an inch.

On the Caribbean coast and the northern zone, rainfall of from 30 to 60 millimeters, 1.2 to 2.4 inches, was predicted early today with rain continuing for the rest of the day.

The weather agency said that rivers have been rising along the Caribbean coast and at Barra del Colorado in the northeaster part of the country.

The Central Valley probably will see rain but in modest proportion today. The rain is the result of a low pressure system.

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