What is the climate & weather like on lake Atitlán?

The climate consists of two main seasons: dry (November to May) and rainy (May to November).  In September/October the rain begins to lighten.  Rain generally falls in the afternoon for a couple of hours.  It is usually sunny most days of the year (including during rainy season, in the mornings).  Temperature ranges between 20-28 celsius during the day and 10-20 celsius at night.  During the months of December, January, February and March you will need warm clothing for the chilly evenings.  It never freezes.  Lake Atitlan is located at 1500m/5000ft above sea level.  Guatemala is considered to be in the tropics at a latitude of 14° North.