Most people don’t associate the word ”cold” when they think of Costa Rica but is some regions, like the Central Valley, it get chilly this time of year.
This time of year in the Central regions, it is not uncommon to see a large temperature swing from the day into the evening and when you feel it go from 30° C (86 F) to 11° C (55 F). For us here in Costa Rica, 55 F is freezing!
In the past week Central Valley recorded minimum temperatures of 13 ° C, Irazu volcano area reported of 7 ° C, which even marked -3 ° C with wind chill factored in.
San Jose, the thermometer fell to 14 degrees, while in the mountainous areas of Santa Ana recorded temperature hit 13 degrees.
Santa Barbara in Heredia reported a temperature of 11 ° degrees last week,
Guanacaste and Limon temperatures are not outside norms, recoding 20° as the low and 25° as high, normal is that conditions of 32° C maximum and 25° C minimum for these regions.
Come mid to late December the winds slow down and once again we will be in full summer mode. This year is expected to a hot summer as the 2012 El Niño continues into 2013 season.
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