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What is the climate like in Costa Rica?

The climate of Costa Rica has an average yearly temperature of 28°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 27°C and rise to 29°C.

Annually, about 1795 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Costa Rica.

The best time to visit Costa Rica is January until April and December. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Costa Rica.

The hurricane season in Costa Rica lasts from early June to late November.

Temperature 27 to 29°C
Rain 1795 mm

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Although nature was beautiful and vibrant, frequent rain sho... more

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The climate of Costa Rica

Climate table Costa Rica

The climate table for Costa Rica shows the average temperatures, rainfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 27 28 28 29 28 27 27 27 27 27 27 27
Nighttime temperature (°C) 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 19 19 20
Rainfall (mm) 7,5 1,8 45 83 273 239 170 201 284 287 166 37
UV Index 8 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 7
Hurricane season Costa Rica Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane
Best month Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes

Temperature by month in Costa Rica

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Costa Rica

Temperature by month in Costa Rica

Rainfall by month in Costa Rica

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Costa Rica.

Rainfall by month in Costa Rica

UV index by month in Costa Rica

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Costa Rica.

UV index by month in Costa Rica

Yearly temperature in Costa Rica

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Costa Rica, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Costa Rica

Yearly total rainfall in Costa Rica

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Costa Rica.

Rainfall per year in Costa Rica

Weather experiences in Costa Rica

The weather in Costa Rica is rated an average of 3,5 out of 5 stars by 2 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

Although nature was beautiful and vibrant, frequent rain showers made planning some days difficult. It was warm, but less sunny than expected.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Beautiful sunny days alternate with torrential rains, typical of the rainy season. Despite the rain, temperatures remain pleasant between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius. Be sure to bring a raincoat!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Costa Rica by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Costa Rica and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Costa Rica, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.