Lake Chapala Rain Rain Go Away, Come Back Another Day

August 4, 2010

Lake Chapala  Rain Rain Go Away, Come Back Another Day The rainy season is pretty much in full swing here now at Lake Chapala Ajijic, Mexico. It’s a wonderful refreshing time. Since it’s what passes for summer here (we have year around spring like weather) the rains have come just in time as always to keep us comfortable. Don’t like rain. Well, that’s OK because it primarily rains at night and not in the daytime here. Yellow_Flower We have the best of both worlds. The always  gorgeous plants, flowers, and flowering trees seem all the more vibrant and colorful this time of year, but the rains don’t interfere with our lives much. I like to tell our guests, “You just get to get up to a freshly washed morning. Well, Doesn’t that make the day humid, hot and sticky. No, not much. Being 5,000 feet above sea level the  rain of the night before evaporates  quickly and this evaporative effect keeps our summer cool and pleasant. No sweltering humidity like at the coastal areas. Many years ago my first try it out trips to Lake Chapala were always in the summer when I could escape the 100 degree plus days almost every day in Texas. I’m a fan of a local Couple’s Blog that are new to Lake Chapala who live in Ajijic. As a regular subscriber to hosted by Les and David. I particularly enjoyed the following quote from Les’s most recent post. “It is the rainy season here in Ajijic, Mexico.  What that means is it rains pretty nearly every night.  We are not talking a light mist here.  We are talking a heavy rain with thunder and lightning.  Like everything else in Mexico, it is done with a passion.  The skies put on this power show – lightening going from one end of the sky to the other making the night seem like day.  This is followed by mega thunder bursts – again reminiscent of the passion shown by Mexicans for almost everything they do. Flowers_with_Lake All of this is followed by rains that come down in sheets – not drops.  Of course, after all of this behavior is over the mornings dawn with light that looks like its coming through some type of sieve or filter.  At this point you notice how green and lush everything is.  The mountains are emerald in color and hidden, up top, by tuffs of soft gray clouds.” As you can tell, Les, knows how to turn a phrase. I recommend their website to get a new comers perspective. It’s fun for me to read their blog and relive  my past similar experiences. They’ve just added a little store to the website to market David’s photography offerings about Lake Chapala. So be sure and check this out. The title of this article: “Lake Chapala: Rain Rain Go Away, Come Back Another Day” is certainly accurate here at Lake Chapala Ajijic Mexico. During this time of the year the rain goes away each day in the morning clearing to a bright beautiful blue skied day and then returns at the start of the next day in the early A.M. hours. Plan a trip this summer to our little slice of paradise to  witness this unique aspect of  Lake Chapala Ajijic. For more information on our weather or any other aspect of Living, Working and Playing at Lake Chapala Mexico drop me an e mail to Just put “Rain, Rain” in the subject line so it will catch my eye in the hundreds of e mails I get each day so I can answer you right away. Siempre tu amigo, Sid

  • Betty

    Hola Sid!
    Thanks for the real truth of the weather there in Chapala. I check the weather just about every day on your blog so I am up on the weather there. It really does rain every night and is beautiful every day. Love that country. We are in the upper 90′s to the 100′s every day since April. Wish I was there.

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Betty, I wish you were here to.

    Be watching your “In Box” for an article that may just help you and others to get here sooner than you think. It should be published in early September. It will be titled What’s Your Passion? Mine is Helping People find the Good Life at Lake Chapala, Mexico

    Thanks for your loyalty. Siempre tu amigo, Sid

  • http://LakeChapalaRainGoAway,ComeBackAnOtherDay Alfred Hahlen

    We came to Ajijic in March of 2010 and rented a bungalow trough Remax Ajijic and are still waiting to have our damage deposit returned.
    Pretty sad I would say when a company like Remax doesn’t return your deposit.

  • Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Alfred, Thanks for your comment, Sorry to hear about your deposit trouble.

    I hope you will come back to the area and not let this incident spoil our area for you. As an Exclusive Buyers’ Only Realtor we do not do rentals but do recommend trusted firms.

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