12 Tips for Surviving Rainy Season in the Tropics

How To Survive Rainy Season In The Tropics

Another glorious summer is winding down here in Panama, which means only one thing—the return of rainy season.

Many people new to the tropics think we live in a world of perpetual spring with no seasonal variation, which couldn’t be farther from the truth. We do have seasons, just not the kind to which people in more temperate climates are accustomed. The temperatures may not vary much between seasons, but the climate most certainly does.

For the past three or four months, we have been in Panama’s dry season. What we typically call summer down here. This means exactly what it sounds like—very little, if any, rain, blessedly low humidity, and lots of sun. It’s sometimes windier, too, especially on the coasts. Golfers and others who like to do things outdoors will never have to cancel their plans because of

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