Transition to dry season in Costa Rica begins this week
The effects of the rainy season in Costa Rica will start decreasing slightly starting this week, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) said Monday.
The transition to the country’s dry season is expected to last just over a month. Meteorologists estimate the last showers of the current rainy season will fall in early December in the southern Pacific area.
But don’t put your umbrella away yet. A low-pressure system located in the Pacific Ocean will increase moist and unstable atmospheric conditions during the first days of this week and likely will cause showers and electrical storms across most of the country, IMN reported.
Afternoons will be cloudy throughout the week, and moderate to heavy rains with thunderstorms are expected in the Central Valley, Pacific region, Northern Zone and the mountainous areas of the Caribbean region.
Still, rainfall levels for most of the country so far this year are only 64 percent of normal. Drier-than-usual conditions are due mainly to an El Niño weather phenomenon, according to IMN.
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