Cold front claims fourth victim in Costa Rica
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Cold front claims fourth victim in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - December 12, 2017

High winds claimed the life of a fourth victim in Costa Rica as the cold front that has been moving through the country since the weekend continued…

VIDEOS: Water sweeps away roads, bridges, cattle around Costa Rica
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VIDEOS: Water sweeps away roads, bridges, cattle around Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - October 6, 2017

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Nate – which caused deaths, flooding and countless infrastructure crises around Costa Rica on Thursday – communities, news outlets and regional websites…

Irma’s impact on Costa Rica: what to expect this weekend
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Costa Rica
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Irma’s impact on Costa Rica: what to expect this weekend

Katherine Stanley - September 8, 2017

With Hurricane Irma leaving devastation in its wake throughout the Caribbean and the U.S. state of Florida bracing for its impact, many in Costa Rica are wondering…

Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May

L. Arias - May 29, 2017

May will end with a rainfall surplus that beat all forecasts. Precipitation levels so far this month are close to breaking 15 years of rainfall records, the National Meteorological Institute…

Strong winds expected over most of Costa Rica this week
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Strong winds expected over most of Costa Rica this week

L. Arias - December 20, 2016

The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported on Monday morning that the entry of a high-pressure system into the Gulf of Mexico is increasing the influence of trade winds over…

Costa Rica’s southern Pacific hit by heavy rains, flooding
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Costa Rica’s southern Pacific hit by heavy rains, flooding

L. Arias - November 17, 2016

Heavy showers and strong winds in much of the country prompted the National Emergency Commission (CNE) to declare a preventive alert on Thursday to warn people in…

Low rainfall in Central Valley, northern regions; La Niña still a no-show
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Climate Change
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Low rainfall in Central Valley, northern regions; La Niña still a no-show

L. Arias - August 30, 2016

An increase in rainfall levels expected for August due to the pending influence of a La Niña weather phenomenon did not occur, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) confirmed. Earlier this year, the…

El Niño heat expected to last through May
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El Niño heat expected to last through May

L. Arias - March 24, 2016

National Meteorological Institute (IMN) forecasts state that high temperatures currently felt across most of Costa Rica will rise up to 3 degrees Celsius in coming weeks due…

1 dead, 4 missing as flooding hits Haiti
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Environment and Wildlife
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1 dead, 4 missing as flooding hits Haiti

AFP - February 29, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – One person died and four others were missing in flooding that hit Haiti, leaving at least 9,600 houses in the deeply impoverished Caribbean country underwater, officials…

Strong winds to hit Costa Rica again Thursday
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Costa Rica
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Strong winds to hit Costa Rica again Thursday

L. Arias - February 16, 2016

A new cold front expected to enter the country on Thursday will bring strong winds throughout most of Costa Rica, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported Monday. Costa Rica weather forecasts…