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!
The past two nights have colder than usual for this time of year. Wind was extremely gusty yesterday, leading to rough boat rides around Lake Atitlan. Definitely bring a light jacket, long sleeve shirt or sweater.
It’s another sunny day here at the lake, but looks like rain is headed this way. Here’s a link to an animated weather map of Mexico and Central America: Guatemala Weather.