June is the beginning of the rainy season in San Pancho, here on the beautiful Riviera Nayarit. It is also the beginning of the Hurricane Season for the Eastern Pacific coast. Thankfully, rain is much more likely than a hurricane this month.
Last year we had 3 inches of the wet stuff in June. The first measurable rainfall was on the 17. While our records show a trace of rain earlier in June of 2008, the initial rainfall usually occurs mid-month or later. (In 2007, San Pancho didn’t receive any rain until the 29th!)
Total rain amounts for the sixth month of the year vary from a couple of inches to seven or more. The only thing for certain in San Francisco, Nayarit is that we will have rain and it will transform our dusty pueblo into a jungle paradise.
This past month was typical for May, with the average monthly temperature of 76 degrees. April and May are twins when it comes to beautiful weather in San Pancho, with very few cloudy days and no rain days at all.
Warm summer weather brings increasing humidity and ultraviolet levels well into the dangerous zone. Check this UV reading on the home page of SanPanchoWeather.com. Anything more than a reading of 7 is considered unsafe and dangerous. Don’t scrimp on the suntan lotion.
The Heat Index reading on our home page is a “feels like” number based on the temperature/humidity at that moment. It usually feels a lot warmer than the thermometer indicates, so take it easy on your heart.
You’ll find a direct link to the NOAA Hurricane Center on the home page of the San Pancho Weather Station. From there you can easily subscribe to an alerting service to be advised of Pacific storms.