The best times to visit Palmar Norte for ideal weather are

September 10th to September 30th

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



Other Palmar Norte Travel Info

Weather in Palmar Norte


Average temperatures in Palmar Norte vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the bottom 1 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 Palmar Norte, the hottest months are September, June, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late September where highs are regularly around 87.9°F (31.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.6°F (23.1°C) at night.

Palmar Norte Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Palmar Norte Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Palmar Norte Perceived Temperature (F)


Palmar Norte Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Palmar Norte 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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 84.2 78.8 70.1
Feb 84.8 79.6 69.9
Mar 85 80 70.5
Apr 86.3 81.6 72.4
May 86.8 82.3 73.8
Jun 87.1 82.4 74.2
Jul 85.8 81 74
Aug 86.5 82.1 73.9
Sep 87.4 82.8 73.6
Oct 87.2 82.2 73
Nov 85 79.4 71.8
Dec 84.3 78.6 70.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29 26 21.2
Feb 29.3 26.4 21.1
Mar 29.4 26.7 21.4
Apr 30.2 27.6 22.4
May 30.4 27.9 23.2
Jun 30.6 28 23.4
Jul 29.9 27.2 23.3
Aug 30.3 27.8 23.3
Sep 30.8 28.2 23.1
Oct 30.7 27.9 22.8
Nov 29.4 26.3 22.1
Dec 29.1 25.9 21.5



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Palmar Norte are September, August, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late September. For example, on the week of September 17th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of December 10th.

When can you find snow in Palmar Norte? 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 Palmar Norte.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Palmar Norte (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 37% 0 10.1
Feb 31% 0 7
Mar 34% 0 7.7
Apr 39% 0 8.7
May 31% 0 8.6
Jun 34% 0 8
Jul 45% 0 14.1
Aug 28% 0 6.1
Sep 19% 0 3.5
Oct 28% 0 6.1
Nov 48% 0 15.2
Dec 50% 0 14.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 37 0 25.7
Feb 31 0 17.8
Mar 34 0 19.6
Apr 39 0 22.1
May 31 0 21.8
Jun 34 0 20.3
Jul 45 0 35.8
Aug 28 0 15.5
Sep 19 0 8.9
Oct 28 0 15.5
Nov 48 0 38.6
Dec 50 0 36.1


Humidity and Wind

Palmar Norte has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (70% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (76.2%).

Wind in Palmar Norte is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by September and March. November’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid November where average top sustained speeds reach 10.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Palmar Norte.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

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

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.9 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.1 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.4 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.2 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
May 5.1 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Jun 5 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.2 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.1 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.4 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.3 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.7 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.2 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 73.4%
Feb 70.4%
Mar 70%
Apr 71%
May 73.1%
Jun 73.7%
Jul 76.2%
Aug 72.8%
Sep 70.3%
Oct 70.8%
Nov 75.1%
Dec 74.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Palmar Norte?

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 Palmar Norte, Costa Rica is June, followed by March and July. 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 Palmar Norte in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 23.2 in November means 23.2% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Palmar Norte Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.3°F (30.7°C) and 84.3°F (29.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 10 to 12 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 9 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Palmar Norte, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.9°F (31.1°C) and 83.5°F (28.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 14 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 Palmar Norte to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85°F (29.4°C) and 83.7°F (28.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 9 to 16 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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