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Costa Rica, Playa Hermosa Guanacaste. Costa Rica Summer Coming to an end, Winter starting in April

Hello from Playa Hermosa,

 The Costa Rican summer is coming to an end, as indicated by the first big storm of the season Thursday afternoon in the Central Valley.  Residents can expect the rainy season to officially begin next month in the Pacific regions. The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional is predicting that the rainy season will come to south Pacifico Sur during the first week of April, then the rains will come to the central Pacifico between April 21st to April 25th.  The Central Valley will see the start of the rainy season May 1 to 5 and the north Pacifico will start getting rain May 6 to 10.  All the areas are expected to have rain 20 percent above average. Well as you know I like to watch weather patterns as I have written about it many times in the past/ I always say that it is a crap shoot trying to predict what Mother Natuer is going to throw at us. Same for the experts, how can they even try to predict the days when it will happen? But that’s OK it give me something the think about.

The Caribbean coast and the northern zone are always out of step with the rest of the country and generally have rain when the rest of Costa Rica experiences a dry season.

This 2013 predictions are a sign of hopefully better things to come then what happened last year. In 2012, overall we had a rain deficit that ranged from 31 to 70 percent, the highest being in the north Pacific where there was drought. But by the beaches and In playa Hermosa specifically we were right on our average. Although most it came in the month of October

Here are the estimates of the beginning of the rainy season from the real weather guys:

South Pacific: April 1 to 5

Central Pacific: April 21 to 25

Central Valley: May 1 to 5

North Pacific: May 6 to 10

*Source: Instituto Meteorológico Nacional

There is also a god chance that neither the phenomenon called El Niño or La Niña ( the warming or cooling of the Pacific Ocean) will happen this year. I just hope we get enough rain to keep the farmers happy, the trees growing and my gardens green and flourishing. Although I really enjoy the mindless task of watering my gardens, and get to have some quiet time with nature, after 4 months of doing this twice a week, I would rather be doing some other mindless task, like sitting on the beach watching the sun set and having a cold beer.

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“Pura Vida” Pure Life Baby!!

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 7:00 AM by Joseph A. Emanuelli


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