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.