• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Central Valley, Pacific to dry off; Caribbean getting wetter

October 24, 2008

Residents in parts of Costa Rica were bewildered this weekend and through the start of the week to see a lot less rain – a stark contrast to the torrential downpours that have recently lashed countries across the region.

The lighter rain and heavier winds, mostly along the Pacific and in the Central Valley, mean the beginning of a transitional period to the dry season, according to the National Meteorological Institute (IMN).

In a weather analysis posted Monday on its Web site, www.imn.ac.cr, the institute said this period, characterized by alternating rainy and sunny days, will last three to four weeks in the Pacific and Central Valley regions.

Conversely, Costa Rica´s Caribbean side, with cold fronts drifting in from North America, is transitioning into its rainy season, forecast to last from November to February.

The hurricane season, however, remains in effect through Nov. 30 and could spur more violent storms that temporarily veer the weather away from expected patterns, the IMN said.

You may be interested

Surge in young migrant border arrivals poses challenge for United States
Central America
3741 views
Central America
3741 views

Surge in young migrant border arrivals poses challenge for United States

Laura BONILLA / AFP - March 6, 2021

Thousands of minors without papers are arriving at the US border with Mexico, presenting President Joe Biden with a potentially…

Six arrested in Costa Rica with 1.1 metric tons of cocaine
Costa Rica
1437 views
Costa Rica
1437 views

Six arrested in Costa Rica with 1.1 metric tons of cocaine

AFP and The Tico Times - March 6, 2021

Costa Rican authorities seized 1.1 metric tons of cocaine and detained six men — four Colombians and two Costa Ricans…

One year after first case, Costa Rica to broadcast Covid memorial
Costa Rica
1226 views
Costa Rica
1226 views

One year after first case, Costa Rica to broadcast Covid memorial

The Tico Times - March 5, 2021

Costa Rica confirmed its first coronavirus case on March 6, 2020. By the end of the month, the country had…