Tuesday, May 05, 2009

How hot is it?


Well, Mexico is suppose to be hot, right? Well yes it is, and at 8500 ft elevation it will be a nice 88 today or so.
But, when the sun goes down, first behind the towering pine trees, then about a hour later behind the mountains it will drop down to the mid 40's tonight.
Patzcuaro has one of most decent climates in Mexico. At least I think so, you have sun, great weather all year round, which includes the rainy season which will be starting this month. After a few months everything will turn green, wild flowers amass, fields upon fields of multicolor, every year.

San Miguel de Allende temperature is hot too. (transpose if you like)
In the high 90's today, but not dropping off to chilling temperatures like in Patzcuaro. They see mid 60's for the night. I guess you don't have too many woolen blanket shops around the plaza.....

Sounds like San Miguel would be the perfect place for visitors and residents alike. Good temperature, lots of decent restaurants, great museums, stores and culture. If you are an English speaking person, you can find a vast assortment of things to do, places to go and locations to be seen at, there.

There's always something happening in San Miguel.


The hot spot for Mexico is Hermosillo. Hermosillo is hovering around 100 degrees today and there that is not a pretty picture.

Land of pretty much nothing except a large dry lake bed that has a spillway right next to the road that we pass a few times each year, and for the last 15 years that I have never seen more than a barrel full of water around.

But at sometime there must have been tons of water, why else would they have built a large spillway ? Maybe someone can tell me one of these days what all the water management is really all about in Hermosillo. The government must have diverted it to grow something or other....

Back to the high hills, one of the nice conditions is that in Patzcuaro you can cool off by just going into the shade. Whether it be underneath a colonial overhang one of many in the big plaza or in the multicolor tented overhangs of the many vendors in the plaza chica mercado.

Occasionally I will see some older women walking around with a parasol, must be afraid of too much sun, bad for the melanomas.......

Or maybe they want to keep the wrinkles from becoming permanent frown lines......you think?

Lots of people think Mexico is just beaches and palm trees, yep you are right, that's all there is down here....

Mexico has almost everything for everybody. It also has drug cartels, murders, flu epidemics and kidnappings.

Ahhhh, so much stuff, so little time to enjoy everything......

13 comments:

Felipe said...

That phenomenon of stepping into the shade still amazes me. Rained here at my house yesterday but, generally, I don´t see the rainy season cranking up for real until early June most of the time. Earlier would be fine with me.

Constantino said...

I am ready for it, especially because of the fire dangers from the jerks next door to our property. Clean brush and old branches from cut trees is unthinkable for them......You do have something about living in the pueblo with nice high walls.....they become more inviting as time goes by!

Felipe said...

Boy, I sure would not want to live out there with those lame brains.

Bob Mrotek said...

"Occasionally I will see some older women walking around with a parasol, must be afraid of too much sun, bad for the melanomas......."

Connie,
Some Mexican women (my wife included) have to be careful about sun exposure because their skin can develop dark "spotchy" areas if they are not careful. You can ask a Mexican lady about this for a better explanation.

ac said...

I noticed the same effect. Sitting in the shade of a lovely colonial patio with a jarro of naranjada and I needed a light jacket, actually got a chill. God, I love it. Viva La Republica!

Don Cuevas said...

The Don and Doña Cuevas are visiting in Noo Joisey. The weather has been almost consistently rainy and cool. There have been tantalizing but shortlived glimpses of sunshine.

Maybe Mother's Day will be nice.

Count your blessings.

Saludos,
Don Cuevas

Constantino said...

Nice to hear from you Mr, and Mrs Don!
Sorry about the weather, but that's the east coast for you. At least your not visiting Maine during one of their nor'easter!
Hug all the moms for us!

American Mommy in Mexico said...

We were in Patzcuaro in Decmber and had quite the shock the first morning - down right cold! It was great having come from the Pacific Coast of MX.

Constantino said...

That's one of the nice things about Patzcuaro, you don't sweat too much, unless you work a lot.......

Steve Cotton said...

Et tu, Constantino? I am beginning to think the whole world is starting a "Move to SMA" craze. And I find myself succumbing.

Constantino said...

For me it is because I am being selfish. The other motive is want the people to be happy, the more happy they are they more they will stay in SMA and not in Patzcuaro.
We have very little for non Spanish speaking visitors. Both good and bad. Good for some , bad for others...
You know what I am talking about, I hope!

Anonymous said...

I don't know about water, but I've heard Hermosillo has fantastic Norteño musicians. I'd want to go there just for that.

Regards,

Kim G
Boston, MA

Constantino said...

Gee, Kim, next thing you are going to tell me is that you like line dancing?