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‘Moderate to strong’ La Niña this year, UN says

La Niña typically causes an increase in rainfall in the Costa Rica's Central and Southern Pacific, and a decrease in rainfall in the southern Caribbean, according to the National Meteorological Institute (IMN).

Rainy weekend causes flooding, landslides in Costa Rica

Authorities declared an informative Green Alert nationwide.

Heavy rains flood several communities in three provinces

On the Costa Rican Institute of Technology (TEC) campus, strong gusts of wind caused several trees to fall on vehicles while rains flooded classrooms, corridors, offices and parking lots.

Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May

The seventh tropical wave of the year is to blame for heavy showers over most of Costa Rica. Downpours flooded streets in San José and Heredia on Monday.

Landslides block roads, cause losses at farms in Tilarán

The National Emergency Commission evacuated eight families on Thursday . Mud and debris from the landslides damaged their homes, but the families are safe and healthy.

Low rainfall in Central Valley, northern regions; La Niña still a no-show

An increase in rainfall expected for August due to La Niña weather phenomenon did not occur. But meteorologists expect the rainy season to pick up soon.

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.

Water rationing in Central Valley to continue for two more weeks

Despite a strong start to the rainy season, some households in Costa Rica's Central Valley face two more weeks of water rationing while aquifers replenish.

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.
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