Climate of Costa Rica
Costa Rica has a tropical rainforest climate. It is usually (very) warm, humid and rainy all year round. The average annual temperature for Costa Rica is 24° degrees and there is about 2299 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 66 days a year with an average humidity of 84% and an UV-index of 5.
Climate averages for the whole year
- Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 22°C and 26°C
- Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 14°C and 17°C
- Rain: it rains 282 days and there is a total of approximately 2298 mm rainfall
- Sun hours: throughout the year there are 2753 sun hours
|Maximum temperature:||between 22°C and 26°C|
|Warmest month:||26°C in March|
|Coldest month:||22°C in October|
|Night temperature:||between 14°C and 17°C|
|Dry days:||83 days|
|Days with rain:||282 days|
|Days with snow:||0 days|
|Total rain sum:||2298 mm|
|Hours of sunshine:||2753 hours|
This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Costa Rica.
This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Costa Rica.
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Climate table of Costa Rica
In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Costa Rica. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Costa Rica might be like in a given month.
|Day temp. (°C)||24||25||26||26||24||23||23||23||23||22||23||23|
|Night temp. (°C)||14||14||15||16||17||17||16||16||17||16||15||14|
|Days with rain||13||11||15||21||28||29||30||29||30||30||28||18|
|Sun hours per day||9||9||9||9||7||6||7||7||7||6||6||8|
|Wind force (Bft)||2||2||2||2||1||1||2||2||1||1||2||2|
Best time to visit Costa Rica
To go to Costa Rica, the best time to visit is January through April and December. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and little precipitation. In Costa Rica, March is the warmest month with 26°C and the most cold month is 22°C in October.
Climate of Costa Rica by month
What is the average climate in a given month for Costa Rica? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.
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Populaire bestemmingen in Costa Rica
- San José
- Paso Llano
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