Costa Rica weather averages

Going to Costa Rica? Find the best month to visit Costa Rica based on the weather.

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Check Costa Rica weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2018/2019. Today's maximum temperature in Costa Rica is expected to be 28°C, while the average maximum temperature in April is 25°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for San Jose.

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Costa Rica weather averages: best month

Costa Rica Best month Averages
Warmest March, April, May & June 25°C
Sunniest January, February, March, April, May & June 7 hours per day
Least rain March 8 days

Costa Rica climate guide

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Costa Rica weather overview

Costa Rica is a small mountainous country between Nicaragua and Panama and shares many elements of its climate with the latter. Temperatures are high throughout the year, especially on the Pacific and Caribbean coasts which experience some rain all year and get very wet and sticky indeed during the May to November rainy season.

If you prefer more temperate conditions, head for the hills where the air is crisper and the nights are cooler.

What to pack for Costa Rica weather

Pack light clothing with warmer clothes for the chilly highland nights and a light raincoat for the rainy season.

Tropical storm risk: Costa Rica hurricane season

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The Costa Rica tropical storm risk chart above shows the hurricane season for San Jose, Costa Rica.

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Costa Rica weather averages by month

Check Costa Rica holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Costa Rica weather with the USA

Below the Costa Rica weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Costa Rica (San Jose) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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