COSTA RICA NEWS — If the national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN), is on the money in its forecast, the rainy season should end one week ahead of the normal.

Meteorologist Gabriela Chinchilla said that in the Pacific North (Guanacaste) the rainy season should end between October 28 and November 1, normally it ends between November 2 and 6.

In the Central Valley, the rains should disappear between November 7 and 16; in the Central Pacific (Puntarenas) between December 7 and 11; while in the Pacific South (Golfito, Corredores, Osa, Pérez Zeledón and Coto Brus) the rainfall will stop between December 22 and December 26.

Chinchilla explained that the early end to the rainy season is due to the El Niño.

The typical rainy season for Costa Rica is between May and November and the “dry” season from December to April.

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