Inevitable… the game show using the cone of shame as a prop.
If you can call 12 1/2″ of rain during the month, dry… which the locals do. Dry enough that people are referring to a water shortage and locals are hoping for rain. Last year we got 10 1/2″ so I think we’re doing OK…
And like last year, 4 1/4″ of rain came in a couple hours one day (August 23.) Pretty dramatic.
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That illustrates pretty much the hardest rain that fell during July. Normally July in the Atenas Costa Rica region gets the rainy season well under way.
This year, not so much… we only had 3 inches of rain that came on two different days. A few other days during the month were just drizzly. A Tico would call it pelo de gato or “hair of the cat” rain. Generally it’s been hot and dry.
Compared to last year for the same month…
We had 7 1/4 inches of rain in July at Sedolsoder and that came in just a few days. Long term residents say this is pretty typical – that there is a dry spell during this time of year. We have had a week here and there without ANY measurable rain.
The government is already warning that because of the lack of water, electricity bills will increase because the hydroelectric plants need to utilized diesel generating to meet the countries power demands.
Not good news for the new president and on the heels of a 15% price increase already in place.
thanks boomspeak.com for the illustration.