As El Niño weakens, Costa Rica will have a longer rainy season with 20 to 30% more rainfall. Given this situation, there might be flooding in Central and South Pacific.
According to Daniel Poledo, an expert from the National Weather Institute (Instituto Meteorológico Nacional), there will be rainfalls in Central and South Pacific until November, whereas Central Valley, North Pacific, North Caribbean, Northern Area and South Caribbean will see normal rainfall, contrary to last year, when there was a drought.
Poledo explained that “When El Niño weakens there are two options: either it goes to neutral conditions or it goes to La Niña phenomenon. Right now, the Pacific Ocean is cooling and there is a high probability of La Niña after July, which will be completely normal”.