Weather in May at Lake Atitlan in May 2014

The weather has been cold and wet for the past two days, as rainy season arrived on schedule in 2014.. Bt that’s after dark. We’ve had warm weather in the daytime, though the sky has been overcast much of the time.

Current forecasts are for this weather to last through May, but the El Nino effect is projected to cause a drought in June and July due to lack of rain. So if you’re planning a vacation at Lake Atitlan, put it off until then if possible. Unless, of course, you enjoy cold, wet weather!

Why do they call it rainy season?

Because it rains a lot. As it has done for the past week and is doing so at this very moment. But that’s not so bad. With fewer people visiting the lake, you get better service at bars and restaurants. And the rain this month has only gone on for an hour or two, so it is really a relief from the fair weather, which does get boring after a few months. Plus, Internet access is faster, because there are not as many people using it.

We hear that INGUAT, Guatemala’s tourist bureau, may change the name from rainy season to Brainy Season, the time when the smartest people show up here.

Hey! It just started raining again at 9:45 PM EST, the second downpour of the day.