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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

For this Tuesday, very characteristic weather is forecast for the month of December in the national territory. The trade winds will vary between weak and moderate during this day, with occasional gusts of wind in the mountain ranges, also in the plains of both the North Pacific and North Zone, and the lower areas of the Central Valley. The stable atmospheric pattern that is consolidated in Central America, causes the humidity in the country to decrease, and therefore the formation of clouds is low; therefore, rainfall is not forecast for today. Fresh temperatures are expected for the first hours of this night: the Central Valley temperatures between 17°C - 20°C, while in the high parts of the mountains, less than 15°C.


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.


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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Extremely hot temperatures have been recorded in the country, with maximums in GAM between 25-31 ° C and, higher, in coastal areas and plains; which, together with the entrance of marine breezes,...

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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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