Tamarindo gets rain but not all of parched Guanacaste

There was some relief from drought conditions in Guanacaste Tuesday. Tamarindo resident Shawn Maricle said that his private weather station registered 2.29 inches of rain, the heaviest so far this year.

But the precipitation was not general. Bagaces, for example, received no rain Tuesday, according to the automatic weather station there operated by the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional. Liberia registered less than a millimeter from 7 a.m. Upala in the northern zone saw 14.6 millimeters, a bit more than half an inch.

Localized showers also are predicted for today. The weather institute said that there would be clouds in the afternoon and some rain around the gulf of Nicoya.
Some rain fell Tuesday night in Heredia, Alajuela, San José, the northern zone and Nicoya

Farmers in Guanacaste and the northern zone are experiencing a drought, and they need about a week of continual rain to make up for the deficit so far.

Costa Rica appears to have dodged the danger of Atlantic storms once again. The remnants of Tropical Depression Seven is producing some showers and thunderstorms of the northwestern Caribbean and the Yucatan peninsula, said the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

A second low-pressure area in the Atlantic has moved north and is unlikely to affect Costa Rica’s weather. However, the center said that the low pressure area is likely to become a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours.

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