Tag Archive: Weather

Jul 01 2014

What’s Ahead Weatherwise? El Niño!

The World Meteorological Organization says an El Niño is likely in the third quarter of 2014. El Niño is a weather phenomenon characterized by unusually warm ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific. The phenomenon, which recurs at two- to seven-year intervals, has a major impact on the climate around the world. It can also lead …

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Feb 17 2014

Monthly Weather Report for San Ramón, Atenas, Nuevo Arenal, & Playa Matapalo–2014

Monthly Weather Report for San Ramón, Atenas, & Nuevo Arenal  – January 2014 You’ll notice that we are now showing rainfall and temperatures for three towns in Costa Rica and in a format that makes it easier to compare the data and, perhaps, decide where you would like to live. Do you track the weather data for your …

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Jul 15 2013

Costa Rica Climate: Incredibly Diverse and Tropical

by Park, reprinted from Viva Tropical, July 1, 2013 When many expats think of Costa Rica climate, the first thing that comes to mind is tropical. Costa Rica is warm and tropical, and while this is true in many regions of Costa Rica, the climate in this small country is very diverse and varies from …

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Jul 15 2013

Tracking the Weather in Atenas

by Diana Miskell Turlock You’ve heard of caramel apples on a stick and corn dogs on a stick…but bet you’ve never heard of a rain gauge on a stick — until now. Actually, it’s a great idea and I might do the same thing with my rain gauge in San Ramon. Thanks to Lance’s wife …

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Mar 15 2013

When is the Best Time to Visit Costa Rica?

Many Costa Rica websites lead you to believe that the dry season (high season) is the only time to visit Costa Rica. Generally, they are referring to the time between December 1st and May 1st, when it is drier in the Central Valley and on the Pacific Coast.  They insinuate that the rainy season is …

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Feb 10 2013

Our Weather in San Ramón, Atenas, & Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica–2013

Paul’s Monthly Weather Report – January 2013 Micro-climates in Costa Rica are due to altitude and topography. The micro-climate you choose depends on what you like or what you get used to. This became especially apparent to us two months ago when we moved 1,000 feet lower and about 1 mile away.  January was our first …

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Oct 06 2012

Shake, Rattle, and Roll? Then Drop, Cover, and Hold

On September 5th, the morning started like any other. Paul was in town at the University of Costa Rica gym for an exercise class and I was at home alone in our kitchen, just me and the kitties. Then at about 8:40am, everything started to move. At first, I didn’t know what was happening. I …

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Jun 11 2012

‘Tis the Season…for Mold and Mildew

Updated June 30, 2014 While we love living in the tropics, there are challenges, especially during the rainy season, when we get about 80 inches of rain each year. While the moisture in the air is great for our skin, it can lead to mold and mildew in our home. Because we love having our …

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Jun 04 2012

15 Days

15 Days get 70% of the rainfall in Costa Rica. I find this statistic to be incredible. Let’s put it into perspective. The rainy season is approximately 200 days long, and here on our mountain at 3950 feet elevation, we get about 100 inches during those 200 days. But 70 inches of it fall on …

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May 07 2012

Our Weather in San Ramón de Alajuela, Costa Rica – 2012

Paul’s Monthly Weather Report – January 2012 As you probably already know, there are two seasons in Costa Rica, a wet season (winter) from May to November, and a dry season (summer) from December to April.  Additionally, there are many micro-climates here that change the weather, usually depending on altitude and topography.  The climate is …

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