Rainbows and the rainy season in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador #AtoZChallenge
Puerto Lopez sunrise rainbows are most common during the coastal Ecuador rainy season.
The same is true for Puerto Lopez sunset rainbows.
The rainy season, December through May, is also the time for cerulean blue skies. This causes confusion when people are planning their visit. They see blue skies on social media photos yet all of the guide books say it is the rainy season.
When does it rain during the rainy season?
Rain usually falls at night though certainly not every night. The above photo was taken at the Victor Hugo Hotel in February at 10:00 pm. Hours earlier, I walked there in the sunshine. I was drenched when I reached home because I rarely have an umbrella. I am usually home before the rains begin, getting ready to watch for a sunrise rainbow the next day.
A look back
Last year, I wrote Reinventing a 2.4 km beach front boardwalk.
Gosh, I love rainbows – and you've got some corkers here!
Corkers! What a fun word, Jz! We do have some corker rainbows. 🙂 (Hopefully I used corker correctly.) Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
These are beautiful pictures. The second rainbow is huge! And it is not easy to take nice pictures of rain, and you managed 🙂
That second rainbow was huge! I watched it form then ran for my camera. I was lucky to get it in time. Most of my "rain" photos are puddles and mud the next morning so I was glad to get a decent one. Thank you Eva!
Rainbows are special and these are lovely. One day I might just find the treasure that's supposed to be buried at the end of them!
My Friend Rosey – R is for Run!
Rainbows can take a normal landscape and turn it into a beautiful one. Thanks Keith and good luck finding the treasure!
The rainy season in Los Angeles lasts maybe an hour or so–if we're lucky.
I miss the rains I used to see when I lived back east.
Tossing It Out
Yeah, your rainy season is short and infrequent. You also so rarely get the heavy rains with thunder. Thunderstorms were something I missed after I left Minnesota. Thanks Arlee!
Anupama K. Mazumder
I found the rainbows absolutely stunning!
Thank you so much Anupama!
Hi Emily – lovely photos … and how interesting the rain is mostly at night – cheers Hilary
Thank you Hilary! During our first rainy season, I was fascinated that daytime rain was so rare. It took me a while to finally ask around and find out that nighttime is when it usually falls.
I wish our rain just came at night!!! When our RAINY season hits it just rains !!! But No RAIN no RAINBOWS!
You do get some really heavy rains, Nancy! My first business trip to Hawaii was during a tropical storm. I was lucky I only had a few blocks to walk to work but was still drenched when I arrived each day.
Right – no rain, no rainbows! 🙂
Congratulations Emily! You did it. You used ceruleun! Yippee!
Those photos of rainbows–OMG! so stunning.
R is for #RallyforRivers
Yippeee! I am so excited, Arti, and knew you would be, too! Naturally I thought of you when I wrote it. Thank you for putting it in my head earlier this month!
What wonderful photos. I would love to see a sunrise rainbow, although to be truthful any old time is fabulous.
Sunrise rainbows stay with me all day, Deborah. Hope you see one sometime soon! Thank you!
Beautiful weather! I wish we could get Minnesota to be rainy at night with blue skies in the day and rainbows in between. Great pictures!
Facing Cancer with Grace
My family would be thrilled, too, if we could get that for Minnesota! Thank you Heather!
Those rainbows though, gorgeous!
Thank you, Iain!
Harvest Moon by Hand
What lovely photos of rainbows. They always brighten the sky and one's mood. That's a tremendous amount of rain. Good thing it happens typically at night.
I agree, they are such a mood brightener! It sure was raining hard the night of that photo. Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Ann!
Ronel Janse van Vuuren
Gorgeous pics 🙂 I like it when I can predict how late the summer thunderstorms will roll in — it makes it easier to plan my day (especially working online — thunder and lightning tend to fry hard drives).
Ronel from Ronel the Mythmaker A-Z road-tripping with Everything Writerly: R is for Reimaginings
I do miss summer thunderstorms. We do not get them and I only see thunder and lightning rarely or when I visit the Ecuador mountain areas. Thanks for A-Z road-tripping, Ronel!