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Alajuela weather in May

Are you planning a trip to Alajuela in May and wondering what kind of weather to expect? This page has all the details you need.

What is the weather like in Alajuela in May?

Alajuela is a region in Costa Rica. May in Alajuela generally has temperatures that range from warm to very warm, with heavy precipitation.

The average maximum daytime temperatures vary from warm in Birrí at 26°C to very warm in Los Chiles at 32°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 24°C in Los Chiles and 18°C in Birrí. These night and day temperatures are average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and dress for the heat.

In May, precipitation varies across different areas. From heavy rainfall in Playa el Jobo with an average of 177 mm to heavy rainfall in Atenas with 389 mm. The city Fortuna usually sees around 203 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

For a closer look at May's conditions in Alajuela, see the map below. For a more detailed look at Alajuela's yearly weather, check out our Alajuela climate page.

Where to go in Alajuela in May

Find the average weather conditions in May for the most popular destinations in Alajuela on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations in Alajuela

What is the weather like in May for the 5 most popular destinations in Alajuela?

Average weather in Fortuna

In May Fortuna generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Fortuna
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   April April
<<  
30°C 
20°C 
255 hours 
64 mm 
9 days 
29°C 
21°C 
203 hours 
274 mm 
18 days 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
29°C 
21°C 
156 hours 
330 mm 
23 days 
poor 
Climate in Fortuna

Average weather in Alajuela

In May Alajuela generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 26°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 18°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Alajuela
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   April April
<<  
27°C 
17°C 
241 hours 
78 mm 
10 days 
26°C 
18°C 
183 hours 
340 mm 
19 days 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
26°C 
18°C 
145 hours 
408 mm 
24 days 
poor 
Climate in Alajuela

Average weather in El Castillo de La Fortuna

In May El Castillo de La Fortuna generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

El Castillo de La Fortuna
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   April April
<<  
30°C 
20°C 
255 hours 
55 mm 
9 days 
29°C 
21°C 
203 hours 
264 mm 
19 days 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
29°C 
21°C 
156 hours 
319 mm 
23 days 
poor 
Climate in El Castillo de La Fortuna

Average weather in Bijagua

In May Bijagua generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Bijagua
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   April April
<<  
31°C 
22°C 
265 hours 
74 mm 
9 days 
30°C 
22°C 
204 hours 
242 mm 
18 days 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
30°C 
22°C 
167 hours 
300 mm 
23 days 
poor 
Climate in Bijagua

Average weather in Atenas

In May Atenas generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 20°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Atenas
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   April April
<<  
29°C 
20°C 
240 hours 
105 mm 
10 days 
28°C 
20°C 
183 hours 
389 mm 
19 days 
poor 
June   >> June
>>  
27°C 
20°C 
144 hours 
455 mm 
23 days 
poor 
Climate in Atenas

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Alajuela, in Costa Rica.

Is May the best time to visit Alajuela?

In our view, May might not be the best time to travel to Alajuela with often poor weather in Fortuna.

On average, the best time to visit Alajuela is in February and March with generally perfect weather in Fortuna. The weather in May, June, July, August, September, October and November, on the other hand, tends to be poor.

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