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November 16th, 2007
It is windy and cold still, but the GOOD news is that verano (summer) is coming and coming fast!
November marks the beginning of the transition from the rainy season to the dry season, and the telltale signs are almost non-stop winds and the lessening of the afternoon rains. It also is great sleeping weather! Nights are chilly and breezy and because of the constant air movement, the air smells fresher, even in the Central Valley that is occasionally troubled by smog. Days are warm, less humidity here in the Central Valley, and just going out to do choirs is pleasant. The beaches of course will continue to be hot,but there too, there is a pretty contstant breeze to keep things manageable.
Within days, the rain will cease and maybe about mid-December, we will have wet weather only about once or twice per week.
By January, the rains will pretty much cease and we will have cookie cutter days of about 80-85 degrees and nights around 67-68 degrees. It will be near perfect… until June.
Then the rains come again and everything turns green.
Right now, our garden is brilliant green with a ton of flowers. Grass needs cutting every week. In the dry season, the flowers remain, but the grass turns brownish if not watered and we cut about once per month. Terrible shot of the garden I know- MUCH prettier in person!
I love the transition seasons. When I lived in the US, my favorite times of the year were Spring and Fall. I am sure I am not alone in this.
Of course December marks the tourist season. Higher prices and the hotels get booked earlier. My businesses get busier and I have less free time.
Can’t have everything I guess.Filed under Costa Rica, Costa Rica Tourism, Life in Costa Rica, Living in Costa Rica, Weather in Costa Rica | Comments (8)