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Rain, Rian, And Even More Rain!

It is October, the worst month of the rainy season. The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) calls to be alert for the passage of tropical wave #39 that is currently over Costa Rica, that is expected to dump lots of rain in the coming...

Heavy Downpours Today Will Be All Over Costa Rica

The national weather service confirmed that the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) remains active over the country, significantly destabilizing the atmosphere over Costa Rica. On the other hand, tropical storm Alberto was formed 90 km east of the Yucatan peninsula, according to the National Hurricane Center,...

Heavy Rains and Flash Flooding Sunday Afternoon Hit The Greater San Jose Area

Did it rain or what? The Sunday afternoon torrential storm surprised many, despite the alert for the arrival of the rainy season. Heavy rains and flash flooding was reported throughout the country. For the most part, in the Greater Metropolitan Area of San Jose (GAM),...

Rainy Season In The Central Valley To Begin May 11 – 15

Time to prepare for the oncoming rainy season, a season that according to the experts at the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) - national weather service - is expected to commence in the Central Valley between May 11 and 15. Daniel Poleo, an IMN meteorologist, explained...

Friday Rains Cause Havoc With Electrical Services

The rains Friday generated blackouts and damage to the electrical wiring, confirmed the Fire Department or Bomberos. Among the areas affected with no lectricity are some sectors of La Union, Sabanilla, Curridabat, Lomas de Ayarco, El Alto de Guadalupe, La Galera and San Francisco de...

A Wet and Windy Dec. 31 Expected For The Northen Zone And Caribbean

A low-pressure system is dampening the year-end plans of many, with rain in areas of Northern Zone and the Caribbean, and intermittent drizzle in the Central Valley. The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) - national weather service - explains that it is part of the normality...

“Truce In The Rains” Not To Be Repeated This Week, Says Weather Service

After a week of no rain throughout most of the country, the rains did return on Saturday as forecast by the national weather service, but not with the intensity expected. On Saturday, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) - National Meteorological Institute - recorded isolated rainfall...

“Aguaceros” (Rains) Back This Weekend After A Week Of Dry Season Conditions

It's been a week and not a drop of rain in the Central Valley and Pacific coast, the dry season conditions caused by a high-pressure system over the Atlantic Ocean. But don't put away the galoshes just yet, typical October rains will be back by...

Costa Rica’s Slow Pace, Political Stability Attract Expats Weary of U.S. Uncertainty

According to a new report from International Living, Costa Rica’s political stability and low-key profile are proving to be increasingly strong draws for expats fleeing what they identify as political drama and uncertainty today in the United States. Costa Rica tops the list of destinations...

New Tropical Wave Could Affect The Country This Coming Weekend

The month of October is the worst of the rainy season. Typical forecasts are rain, rain, and more rain. The difference this year is, even more, rain than usual. As the country recovers from the effects of tropical storm Nate, a new tropical wave (number...

After The Storm

During the rainy season (May to November) as we that live in Costa Rica know well, it doesn't rain everywhere, or now due to climate change every day, but when it does, it does. For example, on Tuesday morning the residents of the community of...

Travelers’ Tales- Who are the crazies who visit Costa Rica in the rainy season?

Q Travelers’ Tales – By Chris Clarke. Glumly, we wait to board British Airway’s direct flight to London, from Juan Santa Maria Airport. Fortunately, this is ten days before the collapse of BA’s IT systems. That would have made us more than merely glum. Through...

It’s Been A Wet Week And The Season Has Only Started

The 'rainy' season has just gotten underway, a few weeks earlier than usual, and it's been already a wet one. How wet has it been? According to the experts at the national weather institute, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional Costa Rica (IMN), already fallen this month...

Is The “Rainy Season” Here? Heading to a River or Beach? Take Care, Because Rain Continues in Guanacaste

Q COSTA RICA (by Sebastián Rodríguez, Vozdeguanacaste.com) When Paul Rinta, his wife and two children (who are five and three) set out in a kayak equipped with a sail near Isla Penca, in Santa Cruz, they expected to enjoy the area’s natural beauty. They...

Less Rain Than Expected This Season, But Be Prepared!

(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...

Missing Were Oars To Move Around San Jose Friday Afternoon (Photos and Video)

QCOSTARICA - It seemed Venice, but no...it was San Jose, Costa Rica on Friday, a city with many areas flooded by the intense rains and collapsed sewers. Following are photos posted on the social media and a video by Crhoy.com ...

Transition To The Rainy Season in Costa Rica To Start Monday

QCOSTARICA - Though we are still weeks away from the start of the rainy season, the last couple of days it have been around parts of the Central Valley. In particular was Sunday afternoon's rains that felt like it was September. According to national weather service,...

Wednesday Afternoon Rain Surprised Most; Traffic Chaos Was Worse Than Normal

QCOSTARICA - The rains surprised many on Wednesday, when shortly after 3:00pm it came down in buckets, if only for a few minutes. Showers and light rain continued well into the evening and the night in some areaS around the Central Valley. According to the...

Thunderstorms and Hail Take Central Valley by Surprise Monday Afternoon

QCOSTARICA - The accelerated trade winds from the latter part of last week slowed down Monday, and the humidity off the Pacific coast, prompting thunderstorms and hail in the Central Valley. The thermometer reached 30 degrees Celsius on Monday, a couple of degrees higher than...

Traffic Accidents in San José Increase 70% When It Rains

The number of daily traffic accidents in San José increase up to 70% on days that it rains, compared to other days when it does not. According to figures by the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police), the average number of collisions daily in San José...

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