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Three weather disturbances to blame for downpours this weekend

QCOSTARICA - The indirect influence of a tropical depression that is about to become Tropical Storm Gamma, near the Caribbean coast of Mexico, will generate rainy conditions throughout the weekend. The Pacific coast, the northern area and the mountains of the Caribbean, in the Talamanca...

Afternoon Rain and Thunderstorm Takes Central Valley By Surprise

Though it is still weeks away from the start of the "green" season, many parts of the Central Valley, Central and South Pacific got a reminder of that with thunder and rain this Tuesday afternoon. The national weather service prepared a map of the areas...

Green Alert For Central Valley

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission - declared on Sunday a green alert for the Central Valley for heavy rains and thunderstorms. The alert is to continue today Monday. The alert came after many rivers, streams, creeks and culverts in the...

Some Pothole!

A vehicle ended up embedded in a pothole caused by heavy overnight rains Cartago. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Diego Vargas, of the Policia de Transito informed that the incident was reported at 7:00 am this morning, on the south side of the Basilica de...

Surprise Rainfall In The Central Valley Friday Afternoon

This is the dry or summer season. It is not supposed to rain. Thus few, if any, carry an umbrella during this time of year. But boy would it have it come in hand Friday afternoon in the greater metropolitan area of San Jose...

Want to know what the weather is like today in Costa Rica?

Want to know what the weather is like today? Just look out your window. Good chances it is raining where you are. If not, it most likely will be raining soon. For certain it is raining somewhere over Costa Rica at this very moment. Today,...

With an eye on the sky, Costa Rica’s farmers harvest rain to beat drought

HOJANCHA, Costa Rica, May 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmers everywhere know water means life, and a lack of it can spell ruin. In Hojancha, a canton that lies about 130 kilometres (80 miles) west of the Costa Rican capital San Jose, cattle farmer...

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...

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...

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...

145 Communities and 458 In Shelters Due To Heavy Rains in Northern Zone and Caribbean

  (QCOSTARICA) The rain in the Northern Zone and north Caribbean coast since late Saturday night, caused the Sarapiquí, Puerto Viejo and Tigre rivers to overflow their banks, flood homes and force more than 400 people to shelters. The national weather service, the Institutio Meteorologico...

Sunday Afternoon Downtown Heredia In The Rain

From Facebook post. The Central Valley woke up Sunday morning overcast and with a cool breeze. By 10:00am it was raining, a rain that has continued since, in one of those rare days that it rains all day.

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...

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