The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) – national weather service – reports the fall of 142 lightning bolts in the greater San José area, from noon to 2:30pm on Saturday.
The IMN rated the actitivy as “intense”.
Experts say the phenomeon was due to various weather conditions converging, including the high temperature experienced in the morning.
The weather service is forecasting a repeat of the conditions for today, Sunday and recommends the taking of precautionay measures.
During the rainy season, sunny and hot temperatures lead to thunderstorms, that can include intense lightning storms and torrential rains.