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Sunday, April 22, 2018

For this Sunday the Trade Winds will be weak over the country, unlike the last days. However, occasional bursts will be noticed both in the North Pacific and the Central Valley, during the early morning and night periods. The sea breeze from the Caribbean will be generating scattered rains in the early morning in the Caribbean and Northern Zone; while in the Central Pacific and the South Pacific, rainfall will be in the afternoon accompanied by thunderstorms. On the contrary, in the Central Valley and the North Pacific the possibility of rains is low.


ENSO Bulletin

This scientific document, produced by the Department of Climatology, provides information on the current and upcoming state of El Niño or La Niña events in a national context. This newsletter is published at the end or beginning of each month. Previous issues are also available.


Public Consultation

The Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE), the Climate Change Department (DCC), submits a draft of the "National Policy for Adaptation to Climate Change in Costa Rica" to the institutions and the public in general.


Topic of the year 2015

Clouds play a pivotal role in weather forecasts and warnings. They help to drive the water cycle and the entire climate system. Throughout history, they have inspired artists, poets, musicians, photographers and countless other enthusiasts. Understanding Clouds is the theme of World Meteorological Day 2017 to highlight the enormous importance ...



Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Los diputados aprobaron, la tarde de este martes en primer debate, un proyecto de ley que legaliza el uso de redes de arrastre para la pesca del camarón y del langostino chileno. ...

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Climate change

One of the greatest challenges facing humanity is climate change. One issue that should concern us all. In this section you can view the climate change report or browse in our dedicated website for this importance issue.

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Atlas of clouds

Reigning time depends on the type of clouds that form in the sky and, therefore, forecasters are interested in the study of their structure and evolution. Learn more about this fascinating subject.

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