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IN GENERAL COSTA RICA HAS A MODERATE TYPE OF TEMPERATURE.
COSTA RICA CAN BE SPLIT INTO 3 MAIN CLIMATIC TYPES: WET
TROPICS, TROPICAL CLIMATE WITH DRY SEASON AND TEMPERATE
CLIMATE.
WET TROPICS: THE NORTH EASTERN PLAINS, THE CARIBBEAN, THE
SURROUNDING AREAS OF EL GENERAL, GOLFO DULCE AND THE
WESTERN BASE OF THE MOUNTAIN AREAS. THESE ARE CHARACTERIZED
BY HIGH TEMPERATURES.

TROPICAL CLIMATE WITH DRY SEASON: THIS IS FOUND ON THE
NICOYA PENINSULA AND CENTRAL VALLEY WITH ITS MODERATE
TEMPERATURES USUALLY OVER 17 DEGREES.

TEMPERATE CLIMATE: USUALLY FOUND ABOVE 1400M AND ON THE
EASTERN SLOPES OF THE VOLCANIC RANGE. RAINFALL IS HEAVY,
WITH A DRY SEASON FROM FEBRUARY TO APRIL.

CLOTHING : LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS & LINENS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR,
WARMER CLOTHES FOR COOLER EVENINGS. RAINWEAR IS NECESSARY
DURING THE RAINY SEASON.


CLIMATE TABLE:


SAN JOSE ALT 1146M
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JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
TEMP MAX C 24 24 26 26 27 26 25 26 26 25 25 24
MIN C 14 14 15 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 14
RAIN MM 15 5 20 46 229 241 211 241 305 300 145 41
HUMIDITY AM 83 82 81 80 85 91 89 89 91 92 87 85
% PM 63 57 55 60 70 74 74 73 76 78 71 67
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