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Four U.S. Tourists And Guide Dead In Rafting Accident in Quepos

Four U.S. tourists and a tour guide died on Saturday afternoon, after a rafting accident on the Naranjo River, in the town of Naranjito, in Quepos. Initially, authorities reported the rescue of the 13 people and search and rescue efforts for five missing persons, whose...

Yellow Alert For South Pacific; Intense Rains Expected

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - national emergency comission -  raised the from green to yellow the alert status in the Central Pacific and South Pacific because there are about 130 reports of flooding. To a lesser extent, the warning includes th Central Pacific...

512 People Still In Shelters; More Heavy Rain Starting This Afternoon

A total of 512 people are still in shelters following the flooding and damage caused by the tropical storm that hit area of the Pacific coast in Guanacaste and Puntarenas. While residents of those areas, in particular, Jicaral and Paquera, the hardest hit, work to...

Tropical Wave #35 Dumps On Costa Rica

The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and tropical wave #35 have caused heavy downpours in the Pacific, Central Valley and mountainous areas of the Caribbean. Areas like Buenos Aires Aires in Puntarenas and Santa Bárbara de Heredia have been most affected. The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) is...

Low Pressure System Places Pacific Coast and Central Valley On Alert

Though expected to be nothing like Nate, a low-pressure system will affect the country over the next couple of days, enough for the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - national emergencies commission - to raise the alert from green to yellow for eight cantons...

“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...

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...

Emergency Commission Declares Countrywide “Green” Alert Due To Weather

The Comision Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission, has declared a "green" alert for the entire country as the tenth tropical wave of the year hovers over Costa Rica. Most affected by this weather condition are the North, Central and South Pacific areas,...

Downpours Expected Today. Don’t Forget The Rain Gear!

"El Veranillo de San Juan" will take a break today (and may for the coming day or two) as a Tropical Wave  (Onda Tropical in Spanish) is expected to drench the Central Valley and North Pacific coast this morning (Thursday). The national weather service, the...

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