The best times to visit La California for ideal weather are

October 22nd to April 1st

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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Weather in La California

Temperature

Average temperatures in La California vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 59th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit La California, the hottest months are April, May, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early May where highs are regularly around 84.2°F (29°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.3°F (19.1°C) at night.

La California Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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La California Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

La California Perceived Temperature (F)

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La California Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average La California Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan79.473.265.3
Feb80.97464.4
Mar81.974.764.8
Apr83.676.166.6
May82.975.566.6
Jun82.675.266.7
Jul81.574.867.4
Aug82.274.865.8
Sep82.574.265.2
Oct81.673.764.8
Nov80.773.765
Dec80.173.965.8

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan26.322.918.5
Feb27.223.318
Mar27.723.718.2
Apr28.724.519.2
May28.324.219.2
Jun28.12419.3
Jul27.523.819.7
Aug27.923.818.8
Sep28.123.418.4
Oct27.623.218.2
Nov27.123.218.3
Dec26.723.318.8


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in La California are January, March, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late September with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of September 24th.

When can you find snow in La California? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in La California.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in La California (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan0%00
Feb2%00.2
Mar2%00.5
Apr12%02.1
May31%06.4
Jun35%05.1
Jul28%05.3
Aug36%07.2
Sep55%012.3
Oct38%08.1
Nov32%06
Dec9%01.3

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan000
Feb200.5
Mar201.3
Apr1205.3
May31016.3
Jun35013
Jul28013.5
Aug36018.3
Sep55031.2
Oct38020.6
Nov32015.2
Dec903.3

 

Humidity and Wind

La California has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is February (47% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (68.1%).

Wind in La California is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by March and February. January’s average wind speed of around 14.6 knots (16.7 MPH or 26.9 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 19.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in La California.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan14.6Significant breeze18.6Strong breeze
Feb13.4Significant breeze17.3Strong breeze
Mar13.8Significant breeze18.1Strong breeze
Apr11.1Significant breeze15.8Significant breeze
May9.4Gentle breeze14.4Strong breeze
Jun8.6Gentle breeze13.3Significant breeze
Jul10.4Gentle breeze15.1Strong breeze
Aug8.6Gentle breeze13.6Significant breeze
Sep7.2Gentle breeze12.2Strong breeze
Oct6.7Light breeze12.2Significant breeze
Nov9.4Gentle breeze14Strong breeze
Dec12Significant breeze16.1Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan49.8%
Feb47%
Mar47.2%
Apr50.9%
May58%
Jun62.8%
Jul59.1%
Aug60.2%
Sep64.9%
Oct68.1%
Nov61.5%
Dec54.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to La California?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Costa Rica; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in La California, Costa Rica is January, followed by February and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit La California in September. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 58.4 in September means 58.4% of the tourists vs. January.


Overall La California Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 84.2°F (29°C) and 80.8°F (27.1°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 10 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 9 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in La California, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 82.7°F (28.2°C) and 79.3°F (26.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 10 to 16 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in La California to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 81.3°F (27.4°C) and 79.1°F (26.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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