Many areas in the province of Limon have been affected by the heavy rainfall. Photo La Nacion
Many areas in the province of Limon have been affected by the heavy rainfall. Photo La Nacion

Q COSTA RICA NEWS – The Tropical Storm, that turned to a Tropical Depression and later today to become a Hurricane that promises more rain in Costa Rica, brought a drop in temperatures, mainly in the lower parts of the Central Valley.

The national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) reports temperatures from 4°C a 18°C (40°F a 65°F). That is under the blanket weather in Costa Rica.

For example, the temperature this morning in Montes de Oca (San Pedro) was 15°C and Pavas 17°C. However, in higher places like the weather station at Chitarria (Escazu) the temperature dipped to 9°C and 4°C at the Irazú volcano. Normal early morning temperatures some 4°C higher.

The Tropical Depression Otto is this morning some 440 kilometres northeast of the Caribbean coast of Limon and 440 km 525 km de Bluefields, Nicaragua. The storm is expected to reach land by tonight, a day ahead of the forecast.

A “yellow” alert has been called for the Caribbean and Northern Zone. The Southern Zone is also expected to continue with intermittent rains of variable intensity.

For the Central Valley and the North Pacific, partial cloudiness and intermittent rain is expected.

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