San Salvador - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

Temps are between 70-90F all year. It rains daily (but not all day) from April-ish through October-ish. November-March is amazing weather. Bring sunscreen because the sun is very strong. I really miss seasons here. - Oct 2023

The temperature is fairly temperate all year: mostly 70s and 80s, with a few forays into the 90s. Rainy season is May-October, and it rains every day, but not for very long. The climate here is great for kids – it’s almost never too hot, cold, or rainy to play outside. - Feb 2022

Weather is between 75 to high 80s. Evenings can be cool in the winter months - sometimes requiring a sweater. It does rain a lot during May to November - however, mostly at night. When it does rain during the day, it tends to be a quick storm, followed by sunshine. While the US is suffering from major heatwaves this summer, it has been very pleasant here. - Aug 2021

Warm and sunny most of the year. Rarely cold. Wet season is May/June for a few months, but the rain usually hits later in afternoon. We can still go to beach without issues. - Jun 2018

Perfect climate. Sun year round, cool breezes in San Salvador (hotter by the beach). July-September is rainy season, but rain rarely disrupts activities during the day. Wonderful downpour starting at 4-5pm and lasting throughout the night. - Mar 2018

Beautiful tropical climate. Rainy season comes in the summer through the fall, but it usually only rains for a couple of hours and then stops. - Jan 2018

Think Miami weather. - Nov 2017

It should start raining in May/June and end in November but each year we've been here has been very different. - Jul 2016

Dry/wet seasons. Dry season begins in November and lasts through April. The first part of the dry season is called the "windy season" because of the fresh breezes. In April and May it gets a bit hot before the rainy season kicks in. Rainy season means sunny in the morning with big afternoon/evening thunderstorms. When a hurricane is forming offshore (they don't hit us, but move north to Mexico), we get 3-4 days of light rain/mist and cool temps that make it feel more like Seattle than San Salvador. Highs in the mid-80sF, lows in the mid-60sF every day, year-round. - Dec 2015

Rainy season in the summer, which usually means overcast morning, warm sunny afternoon, spectacular evening storms. October-December are the "windy" season- lovely breezes and clean fresh air. Starts to heat up in January until the next rainy season. But it wasn't oppressively hot until March... - Jun 2015

Warm and relatively high humidity during the summer with afternoon showers. The rest of the year is dry with truly ideal temperatures. - Mar 2015

Best. Weather. Ever. There is a rainy season, which is pleasant. High winds in November are pretty surprising. - Oct 2014

Dry season and Wet season - Jul 2014

Wet (approx late May to late September). Dry the rest of the year with the rare shower. Temps are mid 90s to high 60s in San Sal for most of the year. It's warmer at the coast and cooler in rural parts. - Apr 2012

Half the year is dry with not rain and the other half is very wet. It can be very hot but it is always much more comfortable in the shade. The rainy season can be tedious especially since there really isn't much to do in the city. - Jul 2011

It is gorgeous all year long. From October to May it's the dry season, i.e. "summer", and from May to October it's the rainy season, i.e. "winter". It rains like clockwork every afternoon from 5:00pm to 6:00 or 7:00pm, and then for 2 hours starting around 10:00 at night. It's sunny all day and in the 80's or 90's year 'round. You might actually find yourself wishing for some actual weather or a nice cool fall day, but you won't get it. - May 2010

Beautiful weather year round. From October to May is the dry season and it rarely, if ever, rains. It gets hot in March and April. From May to October is the rainy season, and it generally rains every day. Usually the rainfall will hit for an hour or two in the afternoon, but occassionally you'll get days of the tropical drizzle and mist. It is in the 70s and 80s year round. Ideal!! - Feb 2009

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