The type of weather that there is in a certain region is determined by different conditions among which are the altitude, latitude, orientation of the relief, distance to the sea and marine currents and gives guidelines to the so-called “Meteorological time” which in turn is supported by other elements such as the temperature, pressure, wind, humidity and precipitation to describe the atmospheric conditions in a locality in a short term.
To classify the climate, the system developed by Wladimir Köppen is generally used, although there is also the Thornthwaite system, the latter which also takes into account biological diversity and the effects of climate change on it. Others, such as Bergeron and Spacial Synoptic, focus on the origin of the air masses that define the climate of a region.
Due to climate change, currently the planet is in a process of redistribution in which any modification, however minimal, in the average annual temperature causes changes in the habitats and their conditions.
In this context, here we leave you the weather for Heredia.
Weather in Heredia
During the day
Maximum temperature: 26 degrees Celsius
chance of rain: 55%
gusts of wind: 30 kilometers per hour
Minimum temperature: 17 degrees Celsius
chance of rain: 7%
wind gusts: 33 kilometers per hour
In the Heredia province There are two climatic subregions identified by the National Meteorological Institute (IMN): the North Zone and the Central Valley.
In the North Zonewhich includes most of the province including the city of Heredia, is characterized by the abundant rainfall throughout the year and average temperatures ranging from 20 to 30 degrees.
It is worth mentioning that the precipitations in the North Zone are of contrasts due to both climatic elements and geographical factors such as the mountainous relief, extensive plains and Lake Nicaragua, which moderates temperatures, modifies the flow of winds and is an important factor in the hydrological cycle of the region.
The central valley It covers the southwestern part of the province, which in turn is divided into two main regions, the Eastern Central Valley and the Western Central Valley.
In the Eastern Central Valley the weather is affected by the conditions of the Pacific and the Caribbean, with equatorial and trade winds, with cloudiness and light rains, with average temperatures ranging from 10 to 20 degrees.
While in the Western Central Valley the climate depends on the altitude, since In the lower parts the climate is dry, in the middle it is temperate and in the upper parts it is cold and rainy.with average temperatures from 16 to 26 degrees.
In both valleys, the rains are present from April to November, with a slight decrease in June. December to March is the dry season.
The weather in Costa Rica
Costa Ricabeing a country located between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, is defined as a tropical zone.
Nevertheless, The tropical climate in Costa Rican lands changes due to different factors such as the relief, that is, mountains, plains and plateaus; the isthmic condition; and the oceanic influence, such as winds or sea breezes, the temperature of sea currents and the general circulation of the atmosphere.
The IMN divides Costa Rica into two large climatic regions: the Pacific Regime and the Caribbean Regime.
The Caribbean Regime is characterized by having two periods of rainfall the first goes from May to August and the second from November to January. The rainiest month in this season is December, rainfall occurs more regularly in the morning and at night.
This area does not have a defined dry seasonbecause even in the less rainy months, the precipitation is considerable, which are February and March, as well as September and October.
For his part, the Pacific Regime has a defined dry and rainy season. The dry season begins in December and ends in March, while the rains fall between May and October. Rainfall occurs regularly in the afternoons and at night.