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Thursday rains cause flooding, emergencies in 23 cantons

Rainfall recorded in Costa Rica on Wednesday and Thursday represented 50 percent of the average rainfall during the month of October.

Landslides prompt forced evacuation of some 80 people west of San José

The risk of a massive landslide in the southwestern San José canton of Mora prompted municipal officials to order the evacuation of some 20 families living in a mountainous area known as Quebrada Honda.

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.

El Niño heat expected to last through May

The coming weeks will bring higher temperatures, thanks to El Niño, before the rainy season sets in.

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.

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.

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.

How to beat the rainy season with kids

I come from dry places. I am relatively new at motherhood. I am relatively new to Costa Rica. Therefore, the first downpours to trap me — along with a husband, a 3-year-old and a newborn — inside our small San José apartment filled me with dread.

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.

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