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Sun halo dazzles in sky over Costa Rica
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Sun halo dazzles in sky over Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 12, 2019

Did you see it? The Saturday morning sky above Costa Rica's Central Valley featured a (relatively) rare optical phenomenon known as a sun halo or 22 degree…

Costa Rica issues ‘green alert’ due to high winds
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Costa Rica issues ‘green alert’ due to high winds

The Tico Times - February 9, 2019

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) issued a green alert throughout Costa Rica due to high winds. The effects are expected to last throughout the weekend, with their…

Geminid meteor shower dazzling Costa Rica this week
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Costa Rica
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Geminid meteor shower dazzling Costa Rica this week

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 12, 2018

From our lookout point near Irazú Volocano National Park, the sky dazzled, glimmering stars outshining the glow of the city beneath us. The night sky has for…

Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador
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Weather
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Strong winds cause three deaths in Costa Rica, one in El Salvador

AFP - December 10, 2017

Three people have died in Costa Rica, includiing two Swiss tourists, and one in El Salvador as a result of intense winds in the region caused by…

Rains expected to lessen as of Saturday; Manuel Antonio reopens
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Rains expected to lessen as of Saturday; Manuel Antonio reopens

Katherine Stanley - October 27, 2017

Manuel Antonio National Park has reopened and damage from continuing heavy rains this week appears to have been limited. Earlier this week, authorities expressed concerns that heavy…

Alert declared once more for Pacific slope due to heavy rains
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Alert declared once more for Pacific slope due to heavy rains

Katherine Stanley - October 23, 2017

The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) has announced that rains are expected to increase significantly on Costa Rica's Pacific Slope beginning on Tuesday. The Central and Southern Pacific…

Rescue operations, recovery continue after Hurricane Nate
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Rescue operations, recovery continue after Hurricane Nate

Katherine Stanley - October 9, 2017

See also: VIDEO - Water sweeps away roads, bridges, cattle Rescues for flooded areas, attention to communities cut off from the rest of the country, delivery of…

Heavy rains send 200 people to shelters around Costa Rica; authorities brace for more
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Costa Rica
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Heavy rains send 200 people to shelters around Costa Rica; authorities brace for more

Katherine Stanley - September 27, 2017

An unusually rainy September – and given what a typical September is like in Costa Rica, the phrase "unusually rainy" denotes some serious downpours – continues to pummel communities around…

Cold front brings heavy rains, winds through Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Cold front brings heavy rains, winds through Costa Rica

Michael Krumholtz - January 9, 2017

Costa Rica's bad weather blues just won't quit. Still reeling from a deadly hurricane and seeing an uptick in ashfall from Turrialba Volcano, the country is now…

Strong winds expected over most of Costa Rica this week
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Costa Rica
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Strong winds expected over most of Costa Rica this week

L. Arias - December 20, 2016

The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported on Monday morning that the entry of a high-pressure system into the Gulf of Mexico is increasing the influence of trade winds over…

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