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Puntarenas Climate & Temperature

  • Puntarenas, Costa Rica is at 9°58'N, 84°49'W, 3 m (10 ft). See map.
  • Puntarenas has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Aw) with a pronounced dry season in the low-sun months , no cold season, wet season is in the high-sun months.
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Puntarenas is situated in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 27.1 degrees Celsius (80.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.3 °C (4.1°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype extremely hyperoceanic. Puntarenas Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1603.5 mm (63.1 inches) which is equivalent to 1603.5 Litres/m² (39.33 Gallons/ft²).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Puntarenas you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Cocos/ Keeling Islands, Indonesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Puntarenas Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 27 (80) 28 (82) 28 (83) 29 (83) 28 (82) 27 (80) 27 (80) 27 (80) 26 (79) 26 (79) 26 (80) 27 (80) 27 (81)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 6 (0) 2 (0) 6 (0) 30 (1) 196 (8) 231 (9) 182 (7) 235 (9) 311 (12) 257 (10) 117 (5) 32 (1) 1604 (63)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 36' 11h 47' 12h 03' 12h 20' 12h 34' 12h 41' 12h 38' 12h 26' 12h 10' 11h 53' 11h 39' 11h 32' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 60.1 69.4 80.3 87.9 79.7 76.5 79.5 87.9 80.4 68.8 59.8 56.6 73.9

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