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San Jose Climate & Temperature

  • San Jose, Costa Rica is at 9°55'N, 84°4'W, 1172 m (3845 ft). See map.
  • San Jose 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 San Jose is situated in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 20.5 degrees Celsius (69 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.5 °C (4.5°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype extremely hyperoceanic. San Jose Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1798 mm (70.8 inches) which is equivalent to 1798 Litres/m² (44.1 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2040 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from San Jose you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Cocos/ Keeling Islands, Indonesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

San Jose Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 24 (75) 24 (75) 26 (79) 27 (81) 27 (81) 27 (81) 26 (79) 26 (79) 27 (81) 26 (79) 25 (77) 24 (75) 26 (78)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 19 (66) 19 (66) 21 (69) 22 (71) 22 (71) 22 (71) 21 (70) 21 (70) 22 (71) 21 (69) 20 (68) 20 (67) 21 (69)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 14 (57) 14 (57) 15 (59) 16 (61) 16 (61) 16 (61) 16 (61) 16 (61) 16 (61) 15 (59) 15 (59) 15 (59) 15 (60)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 15 (1) 5 (0) 20 (1) 46 (2) 229 (9) 241 (9) 211 (8) 240 (9) 305 (12) 300 (12) 145 (6) 41 (2) 1798 (71)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 3 (10) 1 (4) 2 (6) 7 (23) 19 (61) 22 (73) 23 (74) 24 (77) 24 (80) 25 (81) 14 (47) 6 (19) 170 (46)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 7h 00' 7h 47' 8h 00' 7h 00' 5h 11' 4h 00' 4h 00' 4h 23' 5h 00' 4h 23' 4h 30' 5h 54' 5h 35'
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'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 61 (39) 67 (33) 67 (33) 57 (43) 42 (58) 32 (68) 32 (68) 36 (64) 41 (59) 37 (63) 39 (61) 52 (48) 47 (53)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 60.1 69.4 80.3 87.9 79.6 76.5 79.4 87.8 80.4 68.9 59.9 56.6 73.9

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