Costa Rica
22 to 26°C
2753 hours
sunshine per day
2298 mm
83 days
282 days
0 days

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

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Costa Rica.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Costa Rica.

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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 26 26 29 97 296 335 266 280 315 403 165 60
Days with rain 13 11 15 21 28 29 30 29 30 30 28 18
Dry days 18 17 16 9 3 1 1 2 - 1 2 13
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
UV-index 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

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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