Wow, I totally forgot about this.
Costa Rica gets a brief dry spell called El Veranillo de San Juan ("The Little Summer of San Juan") every year, and we're having it now. I had noticed it wasn't raining as regularly - not driving home in it was my first clue. But I forgot it was a regularly scheduled two week dry spell in July of any given year.
I guess it's almost over, and once it goes we have rainy season back until it begins to taper off in mid November. I'm certainly not opposed to the reduced rainfall - it's still been raining a bit, but it tends to be lighter and after I'm home for the day, which is nice.
But today was SO HOT it's got me thinking I could put up with some afternoon rain if it would just cool off a bit.