Continued from Travel & Weather - Part 2 - by Beth Klemick
Research is very important, guidebooks and Internet sites like www.weather.com will provide sufficient information pertaining to weather patterns during the time you plan to visit. Certainly helpful but not a bad idea to throw in an umbrella and rain gear even when the prediction in San Juan is for sunny skies, in the event that is does rain or a hurricane appears you are prepared and more "comfortable". Highlighted are several regions of the world and weather related details that may help you prepare for your travels.
Central America (Examples: Costa Rica & Guatemala)
Dry season is from December - April, with the hottest months in March & April, and rainy season May to November. During rainy season mornings are usually sunny and clear with only a couple of hours of rain in the afternoon, and sometimes it also rains during the night. Although you are almost guaranteed sunny warm days during dry season, keep in mind the vegetation is at is most beautiful and lush peek during rainy season.
South America (Examples: Argentina & Chile)
These countries are in the southern hemisphere, the farther south you go the colder it gets and summer begins in December, something most people forget. For many North Americans the winter (June-August) in Argentina or Chile offers great skiing opportunities. If you are looking to escape cold weather in December head to Buenos Aires where temperatures are generally in 80°and 95° and an average humidity of 70%.
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