The tropical country of Guatemala is consistently warm (often quite pleasant
) with very pronounced wet and dry seasons.
Typical of a mountainous country, high and low temperatures vary quite substantually based on elevation. In general terms, the interior plains and coastal lowlands in Guatemala reach average daily highs near 80° F, with little seasonal change; the lower mountain valley temperatures are in the 65° F range, while the upper elevations average near 40° F.
As for precipatation, Guatemala's rainy season runs May to early December, with the greatest amount of rain falling in the plains of the northern Paten region; there, 125 inches of yearly precipatation, or more, are quite common. The eastern highlands of the Sierra Madre Mountains receive the least amount of rainfall.