Singing in the rain in Costa Rica. Photo from Blueosa.com
Singing in the rain in Costa Rica. Photo from Blueosa.com

(QCOSTARICA) It had been forecast that the rainy season this year would be more intense due to the impact of La Niña phenomenon and the capital city, San Jose, would be one of the most affected.

However, as you may yourself have noticed it hasn’t been raining much. Not like it was expected or even supposed to.

According to the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) – national weather service – n

The La Niña has not been as strong as expected. Not yet, anyways. The worst months of the rainy season, that is the months with the greatest amount of rainfall, September and October, are ahead of us.

Let it rain. Though we arrived during the middle of the rainy season, our adventure in Costa Rica was scattered with both rain and sun, but never dipping below a comfortably warm temperature. Heavy downpours upon tin roofs harmonized with the crashing waves at nights and mid day showers danced within the day’s spotlight. Photo from Carlsbadcrawl.com
Let it rain. Though we arrived during the middle of the rainy season, our adventure in Costa Rica was scattered with both rain and sun, but never dipping below a comfortably warm temperature. Heavy downpours upon tin roofs harmonized with the crashing waves at nights and mid day showers danced within the day’s spotlight. Photo from Carlsbadcrawl.com

IMN weather specialist Daniel Poleo explained that, despite the low rainfall up to now, we should see the full effects of La Niña – that is intense rains – in the coming weeks.

The specialist says we should be prepared.

What is your take on the rainy season this year? Has it been raining in your area? How do you prepare for the heavy rains? Share your comments below or post to our official Facebook page.


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