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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Rainy season

‘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).
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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.

Heavy rains cause flooding in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific region

Heavy rains in recent days have caused flooding in some 20 communities in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific region, the National Emergency Commission (CNE) reported Wednesday. Some are stranded by road washouts while others have been left without drinking water.

Transition to dry season in Costa Rica begins this week

Your umbrella may soon get a break: Meteorologists say Costa Rica's rainy season should begin to taper off this week, with the last drops expected to fall in early December.

More rains expected over Costa Rica starting Tuesday evening

Tropical wave number 18 will bring cloudy mornings and will increase rains during the evenings, the National Meteorological Institute reported.

Tamarindo-Langosta road in Guanacaste to be paved, municipality says

The gravel road currently has a large number of potholes and becomes very difficult to drive during the rainy season, affecting tourism, local business owners say.

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.
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