The Weather in El Salvador
You’ve heard a lot of things about El Salvador; but, what makes it so perfect? Besides having warm and welcoming people, its location – in Central America, bordered by Guatemala to the north and Honduras to the east – is another perk that makes this country truly tempting to move to. If those reasons are not enough, the weather is a highlight that we just can’t skip. 😉 The location – again – allows El Salvador the best of both hemispheres. It has a tropical climate with two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season.
The Dry Season
The dry season in El Salvador generally lasts from November to April. During this time, the country experiences warm and sunny weather with low humidity. Temperatures typically range from 70 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 32 degrees Celsius). This is the most popular time of year for tourism in El Salvador, as the weather is perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing, and exploring the country’s many beaches. We must add, that during the month of December and January, El Salvador experiences blue skies and sunny days from the southern hemisphere with windy weather from the northern part of the globe.
The Wet Season
During the rainy season, we get cloudy and rainy skies from the Southern Hemisphere, with humid weather from the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere.
The rainy season in El Salvador typically begins in May and lasts through October. During this time, the country experiences heavy rainfall and occasional thunderstorms. The humidity can also be intense, making it feel hotter than it actually is. Temperatures during the rainy season generally range from 70 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 29 degrees Celsius). While the rainy season can be less ideal for outdoor activities, it can also be a great time to visit El Salvador’s lush rainforests and waterfalls. And if you are a surfer, you’ll probably enjoy this season more as swells and waves are more consistent and bigger.
The “little seasons”
In addition to the dry and rainy seasons, El Salvador also experiences two transitional periods known as the “little summer” and the “little winter”. The little summer occurs in late May to early June, and is characterized by a brief period of hot and dry weather. The little winter occurs in late September to early October, and is characterized by a brief period of cooler temperatures and increased rainfall.
Overall, El Salvador’s weather is tropical and fairly consistent throughout the year. As a tourist, you can enjoy warm temperatures and sunny skies during the dry season, or take advantage of the lush landscapes and waterfalls during the rainy season. Are you ready to come? 😉 #DontSkipElSalvador and #ShareTheGoodlife.