Another heavy thunderstorms is predicted for Thursday. Last night it began after dark and rained through the night. This is happening across the country, though earlier in the day in Antigua and the capital. Honduras and Chiapas, Mexico are also getting intense rainfall.
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!
It has been chilly in the mornings and evenings, so bring a sweater or light jacket.
For more info and a link to a weather satellite view of the region, see Lake Atitlan weather.
Despite no major storms or tropical depressions so far this rainy season, the water level continues to rise. In San Pedro, it has begun seeping into the back area of La Piscina near the Santiago dock.
Another meter, and it will begin to flood the front part where the pool and bar are located. It rained off and on most of last night, and with run-off from the mountains and volcanoes that surround Atitlan, this could easily occur in the next few weeks.