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Rainy season will come early this year

QCOSTARICA - Have an umbrella ready because the "aguaceros" (downpours) of the rainy season (or “green season”) are just around the corner. On Tuesday, the national weather service, the Meteorológico Nacional (IMN), announced the rainy season will arrive a week early this year. According to forecasts,...

Price of Tomato beginning to return to normal

QCOSTARICA - This report may seem odd to some, but not for those who the grocery shopping, who noted the sharp increase in prices of tomato at the supermarket and farmer's fairs across the country. Tomato prices skyrocketed in December and the first weeks of...

Category 5 Hurricane Iota makes landfall on North Caribbean coast of Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – Hurricane Iota, a category 5 hurricane, made landfall Monday night, November 16, on the North Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua with sustained winds of 260 kilometers per hour, according to the Nicaraguan Institute for Territorial Studies (Ineter). Marcio Baca, Ineter’s director of Meteorology,...

Hurricane Iota moves towards a devastated Central America

QCOSTARICA - Hurricane Iota strengthened this Monday and rose to category 4 on its way to Central America, where authorities evacuated thousands of people to minimize risks. The region was recently devastated by the passage of Eta, just two weeks ago. The U.S. National Hurricane Center...

IMN rules out extreme rains to the indirect effect of tropical storm Iota

QCOSTARICA - Tropical Storm Iota has formed and is expected to become a major hurricane before posing another serious threat of flooding rainfall to Central America. The weather phenomenon that is moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea towards Central America became tropical storm Iota on...

ETA will not be a Hurricane Mitch …but it will bring a lot of humidity and rain

TODAY NICARAGUA – Nicaragua will once again be on the path of a hurricane this week since 2016. It is called ETA, which has raised fears of possible floods, mudslides, and severe damage to infrastructure and crops in the Caribbean, north, and center of...

Phenomenon in the Caribbean is already a cyclone, it will have an indirect impact on the Tico Pacific

QCOSTARICA - The U.S. National Hurricane Center confirmed shortly after 2 pm Saturday that the disturbance associated with a tropical wave in the Caribbean became tropical depression No. 29, that is, it reached the minimum category required to be classified as a cyclone. The effects...

Rains will arrive late to the Central Valley, Guanacaste and North

It's almost April and that means getting ready for the rains that traditionally start by mid-May. However, for this 2019, the "rainy season" will arrive "late and uneven" for the Central Valley, Guanacaste and Zona Norte (northern region). Also, temperatures this year are expected to...

Rain, Rian, And Even More Rain!

It is October, the worst month of the rainy season. The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) calls to be alert for the passage of tropical wave #39 that is currently over Costa Rica, that is expected to dump lots of rain in the coming...

Traffic Chaos Has Grown In the Greater San Jose Area, But You Can Help

QCOSTARICA - There is no question about it, traffic chaos is part of everyday life in Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) of San Jose. And with the arrival of the rains, the large volume of vehicles, crashes and a collapsed in the road infrastructure the...


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