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Why we can’t tell if warmer weather slows down the spread of coronavirus

(The Conversation) Many people believe that warm weather protects us from respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19. The concept of “catching a cold” in summer is counter-intuitive. Yet what does the data say about the effect of the weather on the spread of the coronavirus? In...

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...

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...

Fake News That A Hurricane Will Hit Costa Rica On Thursday

It is not true that the National Hurricane Center of the United States warned of a cyclone that will hit Costa Rica on Thursday, as stated in a video that is shared on WhatsApp and Facebook. The information was denied by both the Comisión Nacional...

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 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),...

The world’s hottest weather girl will be in Costa Rica next week.

(Costa Rica Confidential) The world’s hottest weather girl will be in Costa Rica next week. Pamela Longoria, the brunette beauty, from Monterrey in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, became a sensation when she went to Brazil to cover the 2016 Olympic Games in...

QTIPS: About Travel Costa Rica

Bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island, Costa Rica is home to around 4.9 million people; over 300,000 live in the...

Costa Rica Irazu Volcano Covered in Frost

Q COSTA RICA - It may sound strange to hear of frost in Costa Rica, but it is a fact, the low temperatures last week (and altitude) resulted in the landscape atop the Irazu volcano to be covered in frost (Escarcha in Spanish). This is...

Missing Were Oars To Move Around San Jose Friday Afternoon (Photos and Video)

QCOSTARICA - It seemed Venice, but no...it was San Jose, Costa Rica on Friday, a city with many areas flooded by the intense rains and collapsed sewers. Following are photos posted on the social media and a video by Crhoy.com ...

2015 El Nino Can Become One of the Four Strongest in 65 Years

QCOSTARICA - This year's El Niño phenomenon can become one of the four strongest since 1950, said a recent report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The peak strength of this El Niño is expected sometime during October 2015 to January 2016. Its impacts are...

Wind Gusts Up To 70 km/h Prevail In The Central Valley and Guanacaste

QCOSTARICA - Wind gusts of up to 70 km/h will affect most of the Central Valley and Guanacaste for the coming days, the effects of a high pressure system. The national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN), said that rain can be expected in...

Radar System Will Be Able To Warn of Dowpours

QCOSTARICA -  A modern radar system will enable the National Meteorological Institute (Instituto Meteorológico Nacional - IMN) to alert, about two hours before, what community could be affected by a heavy downpour. The announcement was made by IMN director Juan Carlos Fallas Sojo, who said...

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