What You Need To Know About Weather In Costa Rica

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You might have heard about the fantastic weather that Costa Rica offers. However, what you might not have heard about is what is known as the ‘rainy’ season. This is the season at which Costa Rica experiences rain just about every day. Below, we will be going over some of the key information that you should arm yourself with before booking and pack for your trip.

Top Things To Know:

1. Costa Rica’s Seasons.

The most important thing that you are going to want to understand is the different seasons that Costa Rica goes through. The country has two distinct seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. During the months from December to April, Costa Rica beach resorts are pretty much dry every single day. Throughout these months, Costa Rica experiences microscopic rain. Whereas the rest of the year falls under the rainy season and during these months, you can expect rain almost every day. While it is not necessarily going to downpour each and every day guaranteed, it is an easy bet that it will rain at some point.

2. Location.

Another thing that is important to factor into the equation when it comes to predicting the weather is location. Location makes a huge difference when it comes to rainfall. While it might be raining in particular areas in Costa Rica, some of the other areas are just as likely to be completely dry.

3. How Much Rain Can You Expect?

When it comes to visiting during the rainy months, you can expect to get pretty wet. The good news is, when it comes to rain in Costa Rica, you are typically not going to be dealing with long torrential rains. Instead, you will likely be dealing with downpours that do not last very long maybe once or twice per day. For the average day throughout the rainy season, you can expect it to start off sunny with clouds beginning to build up by afternoon and heavy rain and thunderstorms a little later on in the day/evening.

4. Forecast.

When it comes to the projection, understand that it is not going to be very reliable. Therefore, you are not going to want to worry too much when it comes to weather websites. However, if you are planning on traveling throughout the rainy season, you will want always to be prepared for a sudden downpour.

5. Flexible.

You want to be sure that you design your plans to be as flexible as possible. Always come up with some backup plan that you are going to be able to turn to in case it starts raining and ruins your plans. By having backup plans set in place, you should be able to design a good schedule that works.

In the end, you are going to want to be sure to be prepared for the season that you are going to be traveling during. By being adequately prepared, the season shouldn’t affect your plans too much.