Costa Rica in may: average weather and climate, where to go?

How is the climate in Costa Rica in may? Is it the best time to visit Puerto Jiménez and Quepos? Check out our datas and our opinion on this page.

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Weather in Costa Rica in may 2019

Here, find the the weather forecast for may for most popular cities in Costa Rica. These predictions are probabilities for the month of may from weather reports for many years. The percentage indicates the possibility of having the weather mentioned.

Average weather in may in San Jose

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 19°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
27% of time

Heavy rain20%

Clear/Sunny19%

Fog18%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 26°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
50% of time

Heavy rain32%

Clear/Sunny11%

Partly Cloudy6%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 22°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
54% of time

Moderate rain at times40%

Partly Cloudy5%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder2%

More information about the weather in San Jose in may

Average weather in may in Montezuma

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 27°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
46% of time

Clear/Sunny32%

Partly Cloudy12%

Heavy rain9%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 27°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
50% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Moderate rain at times21%

Fog5%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 31°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
40% of time

Moderate rain at times31%

Partly Cloudy26%

Heavy rain2%

More information about the weather in Montezuma in may

Average weather in may in Puerto Limón

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 26°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
40% of time

Partly Cloudy35%

Moderate rain at times16%

Cloudy6%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 33°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
57% of time

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy18%

Heavy rain7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 28°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
38% of time

Moderate rain at times32%

Heavy rain21%

Partly Cloudy10%

More information about the weather in Puerto Limón in may

Average weather in may in Puntarenas

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 26°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
54% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Moderate rain at times20%

Heavy rain5%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 34°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
36% of time

Moderate rain at times30%

Partly Cloudy27%

Heavy rain7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 29°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
51% of time

Moderate rain at times36%

Partly Cloudy7%

Clear/Sunny6%

More information about the weather in Puntarenas in may

Average weather in may in Tamarindo

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 26°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
50% of time

Partly Cloudy27%

Moderate rain at times18%

Heavy rain5%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 34°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Partly Cloudy24%

Moderate rain at times21%

Heavy rain7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 30°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
33% of time

Heavy rain31%

Clear/Sunny18%

Partly Cloudy15%

More information about the weather in Tamarindo in may

Average weather in may in Alajuela

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
27% of time

Moderate rain at times26%

Partly Cloudy22%

Fog13%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 28°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
50% of time

Heavy rain29%

Clear/Sunny16%

Partly Cloudy5%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 23°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
60% of time

Moderate rain at times32%

Partly Cloudy6%

Clear/Sunny2%

More information about the weather in Alajuela in may

Average weather in may in Escazu

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 19°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
27% of time

Heavy rain20%

Clear/Sunny19%

Partly Cloudy18%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 26°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
50% of time

Heavy rain32%

Clear/Sunny11%

Partly Cloudy6%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 22°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
53% of time

Moderate rain at times40%

Partly Cloudy5%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder2%

More information about the weather in Escazu in may

Average weather in may in Heredia

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 19°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
27% of time

Heavy rain20%

Clear/Sunny19%

Partly Cloudy18%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 26°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
50% of time

Heavy rain32%

Clear/Sunny11%

Partly Cloudy6%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 22°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
53% of time

Moderate rain at times40%

Partly Cloudy5%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder2%

More information about the weather in Heredia in may

Average weather in may in La Cruz

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 27°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
35% of time

Moderate rain at times29%

Cloudy20%

Clear/Sunny12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 33°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
57% of time

Partly Cloudy22%

Moderate rain at times14%

Heavy rain5%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 32°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
36% of time

Partly Cloudy28%

Moderate rain at times25%

Heavy rain10%

More information about the weather in La Cruz in may

Average weather in may in Liberia (Guanacaste)

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 25°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
49% of time

Partly Cloudy28%

Moderate rain at times19%

Heavy rain3%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 35°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
37% of time

Moderate rain at times28%

Partly Cloudy27%

Heavy rain7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 29°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
38% of time

Moderate rain at times35%

Clear/Sunny17%

Partly Cloudy10%

More information about the weather in Liberia (Guanacaste) in may

Average weather in may in Monteverde

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 26°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
54% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Moderate rain at times20%

Heavy rain5%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 34°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
35% of time

Moderate rain at times30%

Partly Cloudy27%

Heavy rain7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 29°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
51% of time

Moderate rain at times36%

Partly Cloudy7%

Clear/Sunny6%

More information about the weather in Monteverde in may

Average weather in may in Puerto Jiménez

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 24°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
39% of time

Clear/Sunny29%

Partly Cloudy24%

Heavy rain7%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
60% of time

Heavy rain25%

Clear/Sunny9%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder4%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 26°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
67% of time

Moderate rain at times31%

Clear/Sunny2%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder1%

More information about the weather in Puerto Jiménez in may

Average weather in may in Quepos

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 23°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
38% of time

Moderate rain at times37%

Partly Cloudy16%

Heavy rain10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
61% of time

Heavy rain17%

Clear/Sunny14%

Partly Cloudy7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 27°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
48% of time

Moderate rain at times47%

Partly Cloudy3%

Clear/Sunny2%

More information about the weather in Quepos in may

Average weather in may in Uvita

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 18°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
50% of time

Clear/Sunny17%

Heavy rain16%

Partly Cloudy14%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 27°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
61% of time

Heavy rain26%

Clear/Sunny10%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder4%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 23°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
62% of time

Moderate rain at times35%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder2%

Partly Cloudy1%

More information about the weather in Uvita in may

Average weather in may in Atenas

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
29% of time

Moderate rain at times27%

Partly Cloudy24%

Heavy rain13%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 28°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
50% of time

Heavy rain28%

Clear/Sunny13%

Partly Cloudy9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 23°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
67% of time

Moderate rain at times25%

Partly Cloudy5%

Clear/Sunny4%

More information about the weather in Atenas in may

Average weather in may in Belen

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 26°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
50% of time

Partly Cloudy27%

Moderate rain at times18%

Heavy rain5%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 34°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Partly Cloudy24%

Moderate rain at times22%

Heavy rain7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 30°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
33% of time

Heavy rain31%

Clear/Sunny18%

Partly Cloudy15%

More information about the weather in Belen in may

Average weather in may in Canas

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 26°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
41% of time

Partly Cloudy32%

Moderate rain at times18%

Heavy rain8%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 34°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
32% of time

Partly Cloudy25%

Clear/Sunny24%

Heavy rain17%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 29°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
54% of time

Moderate rain at times34%

Clear/Sunny6%

Partly Cloudy5%

More information about the weather in Canas in may

Average weather in may in Desamparados

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
29% of time

Moderate rain at times27%

Partly Cloudy24%

Heavy rain13%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 28°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
50% of time

Heavy rain27%

Clear/Sunny13%

Partly Cloudy9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 23°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
67% of time

Moderate rain at times24%

Partly Cloudy5%

Clear/Sunny4%

More information about the weather in Desamparados in may

Average weather in may in Esparza

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 26°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
54% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Moderate rain at times20%

Heavy rain5%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 34°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
35% of time

Moderate rain at times30%

Partly Cloudy27%

Heavy rain7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 29°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
51% of time

Moderate rain at times36%

Partly Cloudy7%

Clear/Sunny6%

More information about the weather in Esparza in may

Average weather in may in Guacimo

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 26°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
29% of time

Moderate rain at times28%

Partly Cloudy25%

Cloudy11%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 33°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
39% of time

Moderate rain at times30%

Partly Cloudy20%

Heavy rain11%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 28°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
38% of time

Heavy rain25%

Moderate rain at times22%

Partly Cloudy14%

More information about the weather in Guacimo in may

Weather details in may

May is the beginning of the rainy season. Paradoxically, the rains do not refresh the atmosphere because the heat is still strongly felt. As some areas receive more rainfall than others, the climate throughout May in Costa Rica is partially suitable.

The Costa Rican East Coast in May

The temperature climbs a notch and the heat continues to be felt, especially in the middle of the day when the thermometer can reach 34° C. The days are still magnificent, but due to an increase in precipitation, sporadic rains occur without warning, especially in the evening. This can spoil night outings.

The Center of Costa Rica in May

If planning a trip to the capital, have waterproof clothing within reach. The weather in Costa Rica throughout May on the central plateau is characterized by misty mornings followed by rainy afternoons. At nightfall, the rains intensify to the point of influencing nocturnal outings.

The West Coast of Costa Rica in May

The peaceful coastline does not escape the pangs of nature. If on the north-west coast, the intensity of the rain is still acceptable; in the south, the rains that occur day and night are so frequent that one will have to be satisfied with the cloud thinnings to enjoy the sun.




Where to go in Costa Rica in may?

Where to go in Costa Rica in may: destination map

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warning in may the weather varied depending on the city and regions of the country.

May is not the best month to visit Costa Rica. The weather in Puntarenas, Puerto Limón, Montezuma, Tamarindo, Monteverde and Liberia (Guanacaste) is quite correct. The sun is not there all the time and you may be faced the rain frequently. However, if you don't plan a beach and relaxation travel but rather visiting museums or hiking, this climate may be good enough for you. In addition, there are definitely fewer tourists during this period.

It's much worse in Escazu, Alajuela, Uvita, Puerto Jiménez, San Jose, Quepos and Heredia and surrounding areas where the climate is very bad. It is not recommended to travel to these areas in may.


Climate in Costa Rica in may

Climate in San Jose in May

In may, maximum temperature is 26°C and minimum temperature is 19°C (for an average temperature of 22°C). The climate quite nice there in this month. With 674mm over 29 days, you will suffer the rain for your journey. Remember to bring rain clothes.

May
Average temperature 22°C
Highest temperature 26°C
Lowest temperature 19°C
Rainfall 674mm
Number of days with rainfall 29 day(s)
(93%)
Humidity 91%
Cloud cover 58%
Length of day 12:34
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad

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Climate in Montezuma in May

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Montezuma is 29°C (maximum temperature is 33°C and minimum temperature is 26°C). The climate is very hot in this location in this month. With 286mm over 27 days, rain is to be feared during your journey. Remember to bring adapted clothes.
With a correct weather, the month of may is okay (but not the best time) for traveling in this locality.

May
Average temperature 29°C
Highest temperature 33°C
Lowest temperature 26°C
Rainfall 286mm
Number of days with rainfall 27 day(s)
(86%)
Humidity 82%
Cloud cover 34%
Length of day 12:34
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable

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Climate in Puerto Limón in May

In may, the mean temperature in Puerto Limón is 30°C (maximum temperature is 33°C and minimum temperature is 26°C). The climate is very hot in that area in this month. With 159mm over 17 days, you risk getting wet slightly during your trip. But this is moderate and you will not be too bothered by it.
With a correct weather, may is okay (but not good time) for traveling there in Costa Rica.

May
Average temperature 30°C
Highest temperature 33°C
Lowest temperature 26°C
Sea temperature 28.5°C
Rainfall 159mm
Number of days with rainfall 17 day(s)
(55%)
Humidity 76%
Cloud cover 30%
Length of day 12:35
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable

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Climate in Puntarenas in May

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Puntarenas is 30°C (maximum temperature is 34°C and minimum temperature is 26°C). The climate is very hot in that area in the month of may. With 294mm over 25 days, rain is to be feared during your journey. Consider to pack adapted clothes.
With a correct climate, the month of may is okay (but not good month) for traveling in Puntarenas.

May
Average temperature 30°C
Highest temperature 34°C
Lowest temperature 26°C
Sea temperature 29.2°C
Rainfall 294mm
Number of days with rainfall 25 day(s)
(81%)
Humidity 80%
Cloud cover 33%
Length of day 12:35
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable

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Climate in Tamarindo in May

In may, maximum temperature is 35°C and minimum temperature is 26°C (for an average temperature of 30°C). The climate is burning around this city in the month of may. With 230mm over 21 days, rain may occur for your trip. But this is rather reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.
With a correct climate, may is okay (but not good time) for traveling in this city in Costa Rica.

May
Average temperature 30°C
Highest temperature 35°C
Lowest temperature 26°C
Rainfall 230mm
Number of days with rainfall 21 day(s)
(66%)
Humidity 81%
Cloud cover 31%
Length of day 12:36
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable

more information about the climate in Tamarindo in May

Weather data for Costa Rica in may:

Weather data for Costa Rica in may is derived from an average of the weather forecast since 2009 in Costa Rica. There is a margin of error and these forecasts are to be considered as general information only. The weather in Costa Rica can vary slightly from year to year, but these predictions should limit surprises. So you can pack your bags and check when is the best time of year to visit Costa Rica.


All cities in Costa Rica in may

San Jose in mayvery bad weather
Montezuma in maytolerable weather
Puerto Limón in maytolerable weather
Puntarenas in maytolerable weather
Tamarindo in maytolerable weather
Alajuela in mayvery bad weather
Escazu in mayvery bad weather
Heredia in mayvery bad weather
La Cruz in maytolerable weather
Liberia (Guanacaste) in maytolerable weather
Monteverde in maytolerable weather
Puerto Jiménez in maytolerable weather
Quepos in maytolerable weather
Uvita in mayvery bad weather
Atenas in mayvery bad weather
Belen in maytolerable weather
Canas in maytolerable weather
Desamparados in mayvery bad weather
Esparza in maytolerable weather
Guacimo in maytolerable weather

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