Yesterday the the National weather service (Instituto Metereologico Nacional) was saying that the La Niña phenomenon will intensify the November aguaceros (downpours) and extend them into mid-December.
Today they’ve declared that after one of the driest Octobers on record the dry season (época seca) is already on its way and the rains will taper off over the next couple of weeks.
So if you’ve decided on a November vacation, take your pick – but bring your umbrella and your sunscreen just in case.
Either way the next few days are probably going to be wetter than normal as hurricane Tomas moves into the gulf.
Hurricanes don’t hit Costa Rica (the edge of one has grazed the coast in the last hundred years) but the associated low pressure system on the periphery almost always means increased rainfall.