The winds are predicted to continue today with the possibility of gusts up to 80 kph (about 50 mph) in the north Pacific, the Central Valley and the country’s mountains.
A high pressure area in the Caribbean and elsewhere in Central America is being blamed for the winds, said the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional. Tuesday was a windy day, too.
There was a brief light rain in the San José downtown Tuesday, and there might be light rain today along the Caribbean coast and the northern zone, said the institute.
Some Costa Ricans who suffered through 30-degree C weather (86 F) last week were pleased with cooler temperatures Tuesday. But the thermometer is supposed to go up again, perhaps as high as 33 in San José (91+).