The official Jaltemba Bay Weather Station celebrated its one-year anniversary in June, which means you can now compare temperature, wind, rainfall and other weather data for 2011 and 2012.
Here are a few weather comparisons for the month of July:
Of particular interest, is that the temperature highs and lows are the same for both 2011 and 2012: High = 89ºF (32ºC) and Low = 72ºF (22ºC). Keep in mind that the temperatures vary considerably throughout the bay area depending on where you are. Since the official Jaltemba Bay Weather Station is located near the beach in Rincón de Guayabitos, it gets cool breezes off the ocean during the day and from the mountains at night, but it does not experience the extreme heat fluctuations that are often experienced further inland.
July rainfall totals for the two years were close, but not exact. There were 26 days of measurable rainfall in 2011 and only 22 in 2012, and a total rainfall of 10.2″ (259mm) in 2011 and 11.1″ (281mm) in 2012. Remember that rainfall amounts also vary widely throughout the bay. For example, there were reports of up to 8″ (200mm) of rain falling in one night this past month in La Peñita when, on the same night, less than ½” (12mm) was reported in Los Ayala.
As the rainy season continues, it is fun to watch the rainfall amounts accumulate especially when Lyle Brown, an avid sunset photographer from Rincón de Guayabitos, shows us what the weather looks like at sundown. You can check out his photos nearly every night on Jaltemba Bay Folk.
Visit the Jaltemba Bay Weather Station to view current weather conditions and archival data.