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Guanacaste, Costa Rica by Joseph Emanuelli

Real information and stories from Guanacaste , Costa Rica. Presneted by a long time expat living and working in Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s little Summer, Should be here soon in Guanacaste

Every year here in the Papagayo region of Guanacaste we experience what the locals call “veranillo” or little summer.  Even though it is the middle of the rainy season, Guanacaste usually experiences a short mid-year mini-dry season in July some time and can last into August and typically last about 2-3 weeks.  The rainfall decreases significantly during this time.

This period of time is also when the local schools take their “Winter Break”. I know you are thinking, but it is summer as Costa Rica is north of the equator. And you are 100% right but here in Costa Rica the Ticos call the rainy season “invierno” or winter and the dry season is called “verano” or summer. Just one of the many great things I love about living here.

So far this year it has actually been quite rainy during this “little summer” just yesterday we had one heck of a rain in the later part of the afternoon. We received over 2.5 inches of rain in about  hour and a half and in the middle of the down pour it was raining so hard that just leaving my car and taking 4 steps to get under cover I was totally soaked, guess I should have waited a bit? I have to be honest last year I bit off a bit too much by trying to do a daily weather report. What the heck was I thinking? Anyway I am still measuring the rain as it is a hobby of mine and as of today we have received 19.6 inches of rain so far this rainy season. Compared to last year same time we are well ahead by almost 6 inches. My gardens are loving it!!

So the Little Summer may be delayed a bit this year but you can never really tell what Mother Nature is going to throw your way.  The great about the Little Summer in Costa Rica is that families from all over the country head to the beaches to enjoy the warn waters and fun for a few days on our great beaches.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 9:47 AM by Joseph A. Emanuelli


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