July 2015 Lake Atitlan Weather
30: CONRED has forecast rain today and tomorrow across Guatemala. (Lake Atitlan got a brief sprinkle last night.) Volcan Pacaya is active, with 28 minor eruptions in one day this week. Volcan Santiaguito, near Xela, also blowed up real good a few days ago. So if you have asthma or other respiratory problems, don't forget to bring your inhaler, as the volcanic smog circulates through the entire country.
June 2015 Lake Atitlan Weather
24: No rain for a week, since the temporary dry season, called the canicula, arrived on the 18th. It usually starts raining again in July, but due to El Nino the dry season might last through August this year, brining a drought as happened last year.
6: No rain at the lake yesterday, but no sun either.
5: Rainswept for days, Guatemala continues under the spell of a powerful tropical depression. Rain has begun falling in the afternoon and night; last night at the lake, it fell long and hard and cold. Same for the rest of the country, in particular the Pacific coast. Antigua streets were flooded a few days ago. Honduras got ten straight days of rain, and Chiapas is also underwater.
April 2015 Lake Atitlan Weather
29: Cold rain began falling shortly after dark last night and continued for hours. Same is expected today.
28: Forecast for most of Guatemala, including the capital, Antigua and the lake, is heavy thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday with more rain for the next few days. We might see a thunderstorm tonight. Flooding might occur here and is predicted for Chiapas, Mexico.
24: Still perfect spring-like temperatures and humidity, hot in the early afternoon. Last week saw several days of rain, but nothing since.
March 2015 Lake Atitlan Weather
29: We just experienced the first big rainfall of 2015. Rainy season usually begins in May, but got off to an early start around 2 PM today and lasting three hours. This might continue for several more days.
21: This has been the first March in many years that did not bring warm weather. Winds at the lake, which usually die down in February, persist.
February 2015 Lake Atitlan Weather
15: After a few nights of hard rain, the evenings remain cool but the days are nice and toasty.
7: It's a beautiful, warm day. Winds have diminished, so crossing the lake is not as rough as the past few days.
January 2015 Lake Atitlan Weather
7: Brisk winds have led to choppy waters the past two days, and today is not the time for a boat ride, even between San Marcos and San Pedro. San Pedro feels like a seaport rather than a lakeside town, almost like early autumn in the States. Warm afternoons, mild nights and no rain make January a pleasant time to visit the lake.
December 2014 Lake Atitlan Weather
27: Evenings are still cool, but no rain in sight for week. The lake has been smooth sailing too.
13: The strong winds of the past week have vanished, so the boat rides are not as bumpy now.
4: Hot today. You can work up a sweat just walking through the zona viva today.
1: High winds have led to choppy lake conditions, so grab a life jacket for a cushion. The cold weather of the past few days is gone, and the sun in shining.
November 2014 Lake Atitlan Weather
9: Rainy season is over. We've even had a few hot afternoons recently and nights have been cool but not chilly.
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