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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
The rains may have finally come to end in Guanacaste!

Well this past week we had a passing thunderstorm that lasted about 20 minutes in Playa Hermosa.  A total of .2 of an inch was recorded and I feel this will be the last measurable rain this season. The total amount received was 54.8 inches of rain this year. This is a normal rain fall as the average is between 40 and 60 inches

The great thing about Guanacaste is that we do not get the damaging rains like the central valley of Costa Rica or the southern zone. You don’t read about landslides and roads being destroyed and people having to leave their home because of severe flooding and raising rivers.

We are back to having low humidity, sunny skies and light breeze. The perfect time to be in Playa Hermosa to enjoy all the splendor and nature of Costa Rica

Here is an article from the local AM Costa Rica news site that describes the problems of landslides and road closures that happened yesterday.

Rains cause landslides that close key Ruta 32.

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Heavy rains Monday afternoon north of San José caused landslides that closed Ruta 32, the key highway to the north and to the province of Limón. The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad announced the closure about 5 p.m. and said that the area around the Río Danta and in Zurquí had problems. The highway runs through the Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo where there are steep cliffs alongside the roadway. The road agency said that heavy machinery was on the job but gave no estimate as to when the highway would be reopened. It said motorists should seek another route. The most likely is through Cartago and Turrialba to Limón or through Heredia for travel to the northern zone. The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional said there were heavy rains Monday afternoon in the northern zone and on the Caribbean coast. Rains in the mountains caused rivers to rise. Elsewhere in the country there were high winds. The weather institute said that the winds and the rains would continue for the first couple of days of the week.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 10:58 AM by Joseph A. Emanuelli

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