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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...

25 people are still in shelters due to the heavy rains

(QCOSTARICA) It's the rainy season. And though we are still days away of September, one of the two wettest months of the season, flooding and landslides have affected some communities. For this, the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) asks to be alert because the soils...

Rains will be less intense this Tuesday

(QCOSTARICA) Today, Tuesday, June 30, the rains will be less intense than those yesterday throughout the national territory. According to the National Meteorological Institute (IMN), tropical wave number 13 has already left the country, so a decrease in rainy activity for the Central Valley and...

Is it wet enough? IMN has the numbers

Think it didn't rain much yesterday? The rainy season has consolidated and intensified throughout the country at the end of May. Take a look at the numbers provided by the IMN, the national weather service, for the different parts of the country in the 24-hour...

People with covid-19 affected by heavy rains will be placed in special shelters

(QCOSTARICA) People living in flood- or landslide-prone communities who are a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 will be placed in special shelters, with the objective to avoid a possible spread of the disease in shelters, where families are moved when their home is...

Yellow alert in Guanacaste and Green alert other parts of the country

The atmospheric instability presented in recent days has generated significant accumulated rainfall, especially along the Pacific, Central Valley and some sectors of the North Zone and Sarapiquí. According to the national weather system (IMN) stations, the highest amounts of rainfall (between 100 mm and 120...

“Green Alert” declared for rains and the proximity of tropical wave One

The National Emergencies Commission (CNE) declared a "green alert" to the increase in rainfall, at the beginning of the hurricane season in the Caribbean Sea and the approach of Tropical Wave One. The CNE experts the tropical wave to reach the Pacific and the Central...

With rains respiratory viruses will increase; Health calls for extreme hygiene measures

Though the rainy season doesn't typically kick in until mid-May, the national weather service reports that the transition from dry to rainy has already begun. "The Intertropical Convergence Zone has approached our country, a condition that favors humidity entering our territory and the increase in...

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...

Tropical Wave and Cold Front Cause of Thursday’s Rains

The rainy season is on its way out, but, before it goes it made itself felt on Thursday, with rains starting early in the morning and continuing throughout the day, with a respite for sunny skies in the afternoon. The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) -...

Heavy rains hit the Southern Zone

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission - declared a yellow alert for the South Pacific and green alert for the Central Pacific, North Pacific, North Zone, and Central Valley, as a result of the impact of the latest rains. The president...

“Waterproofing” your car in Costa Rica

The photos from Accidentes de Costa Rica Facebook page can serve as an example to rainproofing your car in Costa Rica. Why the need for Waterproofing? Following is an example of why it is very important to waterproof your car. Also from Accidentes de...

Saturday’s downpour was the strongest in the Cental Valley in the last 100 years

Saturday's downpour in the Central Valley of 144 liters per square meter in 8 hours broke the record of 130 liters per square meter set in 1919. The figure is surprising if one takes into account that the average downpour in the center of the...

600 Children In Limon Missed School On Monday Due To Flooding From Downpours

The downpours since Sunday night in Limón left kept some 600 children in La Colina away from school on Monday because of flooding. The same thing happened with the students at the school in Limoncito. Other "barrios (neighborhoods) such as Envaco and Juan Pablo Segundo were...

Downpours and thunderstorms will continue through the weekend

High temperatures will continue throughout the weekend a couple of degrees higher than normal, resulting in hot and very muggy weather (bochornoso), causing severe downpours, lightning and thunderstorms in some areas. The rains are primarily foreseen for the afternoons, while mornings are sunny and hot. These...

Suprise Downpour Tuesday Afternoon (Photos & Video)

There is still some weeks to go before the rainy season, yet a freak storm Tuesday morning, with heavy rains and strong winds, caused damage in several areas of the greater metropolitan area of San Jose, causing more than usual afternoon traffic chaos. One of...

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...

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...

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...

Heavy Downpours Today Will Be All Over Costa Rica

The national weather service confirmed that the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) remains active over the country, significantly destabilizing the atmosphere over Costa Rica. On the other hand, tropical storm Alberto was formed 90 km east of the Yucatan peninsula, according to the National Hurricane Center,...

Heavy Rains and Flash Flooding Sunday Afternoon Hit The Greater San Jose Area

Did it rain or what? The Sunday afternoon torrential storm surprised many, despite the alert for the arrival of the rainy season. Heavy rains and flash flooding was reported throughout the country. For the most part, in the Greater Metropolitan Area of San Jose (GAM),...

Rainy Season In The Central Valley To Begin May 11 – 15

Time to prepare for the oncoming rainy season, a season that according to the experts at the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) - national weather service - is expected to commence in the Central Valley between May 11 and 15. Daniel Poleo, an IMN meteorologist, explained...

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...

A Wet and Windy Dec. 31 Expected For The Northen Zone And Caribbean

A low-pressure system is dampening the year-end plans of many, with rain in areas of Northern Zone and the Caribbean, and intermittent drizzle in the Central Valley. The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) - national weather service - explains that it is part of the normality...

“Truce In The Rains” Not To Be Repeated This Week, Says Weather Service

After a week of no rain throughout most of the country, the rains did return on Saturday as forecast by the national weather service, but not with the intensity expected. On Saturday, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) - National Meteorological Institute - recorded isolated rainfall...

“Aguaceros” (Rains) Back This Weekend After A Week Of Dry Season Conditions

It's been a week and not a drop of rain in the Central Valley and Pacific coast, the dry season conditions caused by a high-pressure system over the Atlantic Ocean. But don't put away the galoshes just yet, typical October rains will be back by...

Costa Rica’s Slow Pace, Political Stability Attract Expats Weary of U.S. Uncertainty

According to a new report from International Living, Costa Rica’s political stability and low-key profile are proving to be increasingly strong draws for expats fleeing what they identify as political drama and uncertainty today in the United States. Costa Rica tops the list of destinations...

New Tropical Wave Could Affect The Country This Coming Weekend

The month of October is the worst of the rainy season. Typical forecasts are rain, rain, and more rain. The difference this year is, even more, rain than usual. As the country recovers from the effects of tropical storm Nate, a new tropical wave (number...

After The Storm

During the rainy season (May to November) as we that live in Costa Rica know well, it doesn't rain everywhere, or now due to climate change every day, but when it does, it does. For example, on Tuesday morning the residents of the community of...

Travelers’ Tales- Who are the crazies who visit Costa Rica in the rainy season?

Q Travelers’ Tales – By Chris Clarke. Glumly, we wait to board British Airway’s direct flight to London, from Juan Santa Maria Airport. Fortunately, this is ten days before the collapse of BA’s IT systems. That would have made us more than merely glum. Through...

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...

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