The rainy season officially is over at the end of October. I found it hard to believe that the rains just stopped when I first moved to Lake Atitlan Guatemala. Mainly because September and October have the highest amount of rain that all the other months. We experience lots of heavy rain in the fall, and then not a drop for the next six months. Well, that is not entirely true. Weather has always been unpredictable and will continue to defy us.
So far this November, we have had two days with rain showers. We have had a total accumulation of 2 inches. Today’s weather is overcast and blustery and a little cool. I am heading up into the highlands 2000 feet above Lake Atitlan today for the indigenous market in Solola. I will hope for clear skies later in the day so I can admire the lake from above.
There are two high pressure systems affecting our weather for the next few days. One pressure system is over the Pacific Ocean and the second is over the Atlantic Ocean. Rain is reported in the northern Peten area currently from the Atlantic storm. It is headed in land and will likely cause more rain over the next 72 hours.