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El Niño heat expected to last through May
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El Niño heat expected to last through May

L. Arias - March 24, 2016

National Meteorological Institute (IMN) forecasts state that high temperatures currently felt across most of Costa Rica will rise up to 3 degrees Celsius in coming weeks due…

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

L. Arias - November 18, 2015

Heavy rains in recent days have caused flooding in Costa Rica in some 20 communities in the country's southern Pacific region, the National Emergency Commission (CNE) reported Wednesday. Communities…

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Costa Rican capital hit by heavy rains, flash floods

Zach Dyer - October 27, 2015

https://twitter.com/wazecr/status/659141318539673600 The rainy season might be on its way out but it certainly wanted leave us with something to remember. Thunderstorms doused the San José metro area…

High tides expected along Pacific coast this week
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Environment and Wildlife
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High tides expected along Pacific coast this week

L. Arias - October 25, 2015

The University of Costa Rica's Marine Sciences Research Center (CIMAR) reported Friday that high tides could cause flooding in communities along the Pacific coast starting Tuesday. The rise in…

High tides flood hundreds of homes along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast
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Environment and Wildlife
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High tides flood hundreds of homes along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast

L. Arias - September 30, 2015

The highest tides of the year along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast caused flooding in the province of Puntarenas in the early hours of Tuesday and Wednesday. The…

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Afternoon thunderstorm floods downtown San José

Zach Dyer - September 25, 2015

https://twitter.com/rutaalterna/status/647512742652329984 Looks like the rain finally showed up. A torrential downpour Friday afternoon left several blocks of downtown San José underwater. The flood on Second Avenue in…

El Niño in Costa Rica: We haven’t seen the worst of it yet, say experts
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Climate Change
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El Niño in Costa Rica: We haven’t seen the worst of it yet, say experts

L. Arias - July 29, 2015

The National Meteorological Institute recently announced that additional severe weather is in store for Costa Rica in coming months, caused by the ongoing effects of El Niño, which has yet to reach its peak in the country.…

Costa Rica exports down 16 percent in first six months of 2015; ‘Intel effect’ continues
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Costa Rica exports down 16 percent in first six months of 2015; ‘Intel effect’ continues

L. Arias - July 24, 2015

Total exports of Costa Rican goods fell by 16 percent in the first half of the year over the same period in 2014, Foreign Trade (COMEX) Minister…

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

L. Arias - July 16, 2015

Visitors' access to Guayabo National Monument reopened Tuesday after being closed since June 27 due to damage caused by flooding in the Caribbean region in recent weeks. Located in the…

Increased rainfall expected over Costa Rica this week
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Increased rainfall expected over Costa Rica this week

L. Arias - July 13, 2015

Costa Rica's National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported Monday that tropical wave number 15 arrived in the country during the evening and will increase rains overnight. The wave's effects were…

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