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Low-pressure system over Costa Rica brings rain

Heavy rains recorded Monday morning in various regions of Costa Rica were the result of a low-pressure system, the National Meteorological Institute reported.

First showers of the rainy season cause spike in traffic jams, accidents

Motorists in Costa Rica are facing heavy traffic jams at the start of the rainy season, thanks to flooding, accidents and additional cars on the road.

After last year’s flooding, San José officials say city is prepared for the rainy season

San José officials say they have taken appropriate measures to prevent the kind of flooding that turned some city streets into lakes in recent years.

Costa Rican capital hit by heavy rains, flash floods

Heavy thunderstorms and flash floods washed away cars and flooded homes across the Costa Rican capital of San José, with the neighborhoods of Los Yoses, San Pedro, Montes de Oca and Desamparados among the hardest hit by the rains.

Sinkhole swallows stretch of street in San José

The latest sinkhole to appear this year was a 6-meter wide, 11-meter deep sinkhole that opened up over the weekend on the street near the Transportes Costarricenses Panameños bus station in Plaza Víquez. City workers started repairing the gaping hole that opened between Avenue 20 and 5th Street on Tuesday.

Strong rains expected in Costa Rica this week

Costa Rica can expect torrential rain, wind gusts and lightning storms all week.

Afternoon thunderstorm floods downtown San José

The flood on Second Avenue in front of Barrio Chino’s iconic friendship trapped taxis and buses as water lapped at the fenders of smaller cars. Business owners tried in vain to bail out their shops or construct makeshift walls to keep the water out.

Costa Rica’s Guayabo National Monument reopens to tourists after flooding

Post-flooding repairs included tourist trails at the park's main entrance. Some sectors remain closed as park staff are still rebuilding some bridges that fell in late June.

Increased rainfall expected over Costa Rica this week

Heavy rain is expected to hit Costa Rica again this week as tropical wave number 15 arrives in the country this season.

Costa Rica tourism entrepreneurs report millions lost to bad weather, street protests

Flooding in recent weeks and road blockades staged by porteadores on Wednesday caused losses in the tourism sector at a time when businesses expected to profit from the mid-year school vacations.
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