Costa Rica’s Dry Season is Just Around the Corner…Can You Feel It?

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Some say it already feels like December.

The sun’s rays are beginning to heat up in some areas of the Central Valley, but the mornings are chilly and the general behavior of the weather this week is announcing the arrival of the dry season.

As explained by Daniel Poleo, meteorologist (IMN) at the National Meteorological Institute, the dry season will definitely be felt in the next week.

“Here in the Central Valley, we are still in a transition period; quite possibly the next we’ll be in the transition week,” said Poleo.

Guanacaste has already begun the transition

The rains that alleviated the drought caused by El Niño are disappearing again and but are perceived by cooler temperatures in the area.

“It has been a very irregular period, in the northern part of Guanacaste when it’s raining, the south will see a deficit. However, the amount of rain accumulated in the north was typical for the month of October, but we see that the distribution of rainfall has been very abnormal, there are days where it has rained a lot and other periods when it has not rained at all,” said Poleo.

In parts of Central and South Pacific there have been higher rainfall levels than normal.

Poleo said that El Niño weakened about two months ago due to cooling from the Pacific Ocean. (Crhoy)

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica