The seasonal choice is wind or rain. Residents got a surprise Tuesday when afternoon thundershowers developed over the Central Valley.
Expats are expecting at least six more weeks of the dry season, but the weather Tuesday was typical of later in the year.
There was a reduction of wind from the north that allowed moisture to enter the air above much of the country and provide the instability for thunderstorms. There even were brief power outages.
The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional said that the winds will be picking up a bit today, but there still are chances for downpours.