Flip Flops or Raincoat? Google Maps Now Forecasts Costa Rica’s Weather
Google has announced a new weather feature which will help you decide what you need to pack for your next Costa Rica vacation. Integrated into the successful Google-maps online application, you will be able to view an hourly or 10 day Costa Rica weather forecast.
Want to know the weather for Costa Rica? Check Google Maps
This handy weather application allows you to turn on icons that show current conditions in Costa Rica’s most popular beach and sun vacation destinations. Thanks to the U.S Naval Research Lab, Google Maps now displays live cloud coverage with satellite imagery.
Activating Google Maps weather forecast
If you are looking for your personalized Costa Rica weather report you will need to select “Weather” in the top right hand corner of
Google Maps once you have searched your destination. You will need to make sure that you are zoomed out of the location so that Google can display weather images including temperature, humidity and wind.
Interesting facts about Costa Rica weather
- The average temperature in Costa Rica is around 21 to 27 degrees Celsius or 70 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Costa Rica has a tropical climate defined by two seasons, the dry season from December through to April and the rainy season from May to November.
- Costa Rica is made up of several different microclimates, so if you are planning an all-encompassing vacation make sure you don’t just bring your beach clothes. Parts of the Central Valley and mountainous regions including Monteverde and Costa Rica volcanoes can get quite cold, so make sure you take a sweater.
- Several Costa Rica tours will provide you with raincoats as well as wellington boots if necessary.
- That being said, the sun shines throughout the year in this beautiful country. With a total solar radiation potential equivalent to 123 million barrels of oil, Costa Rica has taken small firm steps in using solar energy.
- With consistent winds, the Guanacaste Tilaran wind farm has 22 wind turbines and is another example of how Costa Rica weather is being used to produce sustainable energy.