(QCOSTARICA) Heavy downpours are expected this afternoon in the Central Valley and many other parts of the country, according to the national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN).
This is October, the worst month of the rainy season.
A typical rainy day in October is clear morning skies, hot sun, an increase in humidity, leading to intense rainfall.
Typically lightning and thunderstorms are associated with the afternoon downpours. In the Central Valley dark clouds from the northwest or south typically means a nasty downpour.
Heavy downpours are expected in all areas of the country: Guanacaste (North Pacific), South and Central Pacific, the Northern Zone and the Caribbean coast.