October 7th, 2012 – The “El Nino” phenomenon is a quasi-periodic climate pattern that occurs across the Pacific Ocean roughly every five years. According to the National Meteorological Institute, the phenomenon will cause less rains in Costa Rica this “rainy season.”
September and October are usually considered the rainiest months of the year in Costa Rica.
Rebecca Morera, specialist at the National Meteorological Institute, explained that as usual, October will see more than other months of the year, but it will be less than the typical amount of rainfall usually seen in October.
The National Meteorological Institute also reminds us that hurricane season is still in effect until November 30th. According to the institution’s forecast, due to the “EL Nino” phenomenon, the hurricane season will not be as active and storms less severe than in past years. However, the institute expects at least one or two more hurricanes will have some meteorological effect on the country before the end of the season.