Posted by: senorwx | April 5, 2013

Looking Ahead

April showers bring May flowers. Not so much in San Pancho on the Riviera Nayarit. Spring does bring Semana Santa celebrations, quite early this year. Beach attendance probably outdrew church attendance, but a good time was had by all in our coastal community.

The beach in San Pancho for Semena Santa 2013

The beach in San Pancho for Semena Santa 2013

The beautiful primavera trees in dazzling yellow dot the landscape and warmer temperatures reassure us that winter is over. But the rains stay mainly somewhere else for the next month or two.

The San Pancho Malecon offers a shady respite from the beach.

The San Pancho Malecon offers a shady respite from the beach.

My friend Mark, who has lived in San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico for several years, pointed to the dark clouds over the mountains a couple of days ago. Anywhere else, you’d expect a deluge any minute. He said the Hucholes have a name for those clouds, created as afternoon temperatures rise. But as temperatures cool in the early evening rainstorms rarely occur.

Does it rain in April? The simple answer is the chance of rain is near zero. Take a look at the record below. A trace in 2008 (the first month the San Pancho Weather Station was online!), and none any April since then. The record for May is not much different, though we do have May of 2012 and 2009 when we had about an inch then.

April May Precip in San Pancho

April May Precip in San Pancho

So enjoy the sunny days and comfortable evenings if you’re lucky enough to be in San Pancho after the holiday. There’s some great weather ahead here on the west coast of Mexico!

Note to local residents: this is the weekend we change to Daylight Time in most of Mexico. Spring ahead…set your chronometer ahead…one hour when you retire Saturday night.

 

 

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  1. Thanks, now I know what those yellow blossomed tress are…At first I thought the leaves were changing. What a burst of colour

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