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Will it rain, will it be a sunny day or will it be cold this Saturday? Here is the weather forecast for the following hours in Alajuela.
During the day the temperature will reach a maximum of 25 degrees, the probability of rain will be 99%, with a cloudiness of 99%, while the wind gusts will reach 30 kilometers per hour.
As for UV rays, they are expected to reach a level of up to 4.
For the night, the temperature will reach 18 degrees, while the precipitation forecast will be 25%, with a cloudiness of 98%, while the wind gusts will be 22 kilometers per hour at night.
(Municipality of Alajuela)
In the province of Alajuela there are three climatic subregions identified by the National Meteorological Institute (IMN): the North Zone, the Central Valley and the North Pacific.
The Central Valley includes the southeastern part of the province, where the city of Alajuela is located, which in turn is divided into two main regions, the Eastern Central Valley and the Western Central Valley.
In the Eastern Central Valley, the weather is affected by the conditions of the Pacific and the Caribbean, with equatorial and trade winds, with clouds and light rains, with average temperatures ranging from 10 to 20 degrees.
While in the Central Western Valley the weather depends on the altitude, since in the lower parts the climate is dry, in the middle it is temperate and in the upper parts it is cold and rainy, with average temperatures from 16 and up to 26 degrees.
In both valleys, the rains fall from April to November, with a small decrease in June. December to March is the dry season.
In the Northern Zone, which includes most of the province of Alajuela, it is characterized by abundant rainfall throughout the year and average temperatures ranging from 20 to 30 degrees.
It is worth mentioning that the rainfall in the Northern Zone has contrasts due to both climatic elements and geographical factors such as the mountainous relief, extensive plains and Lake Nicaragua, which moderates temperatures, modifies the flow of winds and is an important factor. in the hydrological cycle of the region.
The North Pacific subregion is located in the most southwestern part of the department, particularly in the so-called continental unit that is made up of the Cordillera de Guanacaste and the Cordillera de Tilarán, with an average altitude of one thousand meters above sea level. sea.
The North Pacific has climatic groups ranging from temperate to dry tropical, which are modified by geographical factors and is characterized by being one of the driest and hottest areas in the country, with temperatures hardly falling below 20 degrees and exceeding 30 degrees easily.
However, it is in the continental unit where more rainfall and low temperatures are reported in this subregion, with a rainy season that runs from April to November and an average weather of 25 degrees during the day and 17 degrees at night.
The climate of Costa Rica is mainly tropical (EFE)
Costa Rica is very close to the Tropic of Cancer, which places the Central American country in a tropical zone.
However, the tropical climate in Costa Rican lands is altered by different factors such as relief, that is, mountains, plains and plateaus; the isthmic condition; and the oceanic influence, such as winds or sea breezes, the temperature of sea currents and the general circulation of the atmosphere.
The IMN divides Costa Rica into two large climatic regions: the Pacific Regime and the Caribbean Regime.
The Caribbean Regime is characterized by having two rainy periods that go from May to August and from November to January. The rainiest month in this season is December, rainfall occurs more regularly in the morning and at night.
This area does not have a defined dry season
because even in the less rainy months, the precipitation is considerable, which are February and March, as well as September and October.
For its part, the Pacific Regime has a defined dry and rainy season. The dry season goes from December to March, while the rainy season occurs between May and October. Rainfall occurs regularly in the afternoons and at night.
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