Mother Nature is right on schedule. Ending the month of November, we’re enjoying clear skies with soft breezes and bright sunshine. That means that our verano (Summer) is here. For the next four or five months, we will savor beautiful days, perfect to go out swimming to nearby rivers and/or beaches.
The dry season starts in Panama by mid December to mid April. Days are perfect with blue skies and bright sun. During the months of December, January and February there are soft breezes making the days nice and cool. March and April are irritably hot. It drives me crazy. By mid April we are receiving our first showers and my gloomy characters is magically transformed into a great smile. I embrace the start of the rainy season after a prolonged summer.
During the Summer days, it’s hilarious to see thousands of compact cars migrating from Panama City to the countryside. The cars are packed with parrot cages, dogs, cats, mattresses, electric fans, sleeping bags, portable TV sets, suitcases and what have you. Panamanians want to make sure they have everything they need to have fun at the beaches or rivers of the countryside (interior). This scene is followed every weekend after weekend until the rains creep in. Forget about inflation, budgets, mortgages and other financial obligations. The immediate goal is to migrate to the countryside. Debts can wait, plus the pawn shops are always there with their doors wide open.
At 11:41 a.m. (-5 GMT) I went outside and took a picture, just to show you how the day looked like. The temperature was 75° F. The day was partly cloudy with mixed sun and clouds. There was a soft breeze blowing North between five to ten miles per hour. It just can’t get better than this.
This is how the day looked like at indicated time. Here we go.
If you’re currently suffering from freezing temperatures, constant blizzards, no power, no operating phone lines and unending snowfalls; then it’s time to buy a plane ticket and head South. Panama is waiting for you with clear skies, bright sunny days and beautiful beaches. Go ahead and take the plunge. Good Day.