QCOSTARICA – You may not need an umbrella, however, a jacket or coat will keep you warm from the strong, cold wind that will be us for the coming days.
The Instituto Metereológico Nacional (IMN) – national weather service – is forecasting cloudy skies and strong winds for the first days of January for the Greater Metropolitan Area of San José.
Winds are expected to reach 70 km/h, with temperatures several degrees below normal, with daytime highs of only 22 Celsius (from the typical 28C), and nighttime of 17C, and as low as 13C in higher elevations like the mountains of Heredia.
For the rest of the country, ie. the Central Valley and the Central and South Pacific coast, like Puntarenas, Jaco, Quepos and down to Golfito, temperatures are expected to remain in the range of between 30C to 34C, with possible showers.
In Gunacaste, the season continues dry and hot.
In the Caribbean (Limón, Puerto Viejo, for example) and the Northern Plains (San Carlos, Arenal and , for example) cloudy mornings with rain an intermittent drizzle are common. During the afternoon and evening more rain is expected. The coastal areas of Limón will be the hardest hit by rain and possible flooding.