Typically September and October are two months where you will see the most rain in Costa Rica, but the past 2-3 weeks has been a little exaggerated. Some areas recently saw an average month’s worth of rain drop down within a 15 hour span. The crazy part, it’s just the beginning.[...]
La Nina, a weather pattern that is to explain for this downpour is expected to bring a 70% increase of rain for the next 2-3 months. The Central Pacific is expected to receive 1,790 mm of rain, 672 more than normal over the next 2-3 months. People that’s 70 inches of water! To give you an idea, Seattle (which is actually just 44th in the U.S. in annual rainfall) typically gets 36 inches per year! So needless to say Costa Rica is going to have some problems and we have already seen it. Many roads have been closed, landslides are going to be expected and your going to get wet, but if you happen to be down here for the first time over the next couple months don’t think that this typical Costa Rica, just relax enjoy some rain in the tropics and if you have a problem with it, blame it on La Nina.
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