Costa Rica weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Costa Rica weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Costa Rica is expected to be 28°C, while the average maximum temperature in October is 24°C. The holiday weather guide shown below is for San Jose.

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Costa Rica weather averages

Check Costa Rica weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Costa Rica are March, April, May and June with an average maximum temperature of 25°C. The sunniest months are January, February, March, April, May and June with on average 7 hours of bright sunshine per day. The month with the least number of days with some rain is March with 8 days. The Costa Rica weather averages shown below are for San Jose.

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Costa Rica weather today

Here is the weather in Costa Rica today, Tuesday 17th October 2017. Expect broken clouds in Costa Rica with a maximum temperature of 28°C, low levels of heat & humidity and 4 hours of bright sunshine. There are 0 mm of rainfall expected and a light breeze of 9 kph from the east. The weather forecast shown below is for San Jose.

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    low heat & humidity
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    kph wind from E

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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 holiday 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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