In the midst of hurricane season Aruba was surprised by a pouring rain. Huge amounts of rain fell. On a consistent basis and without exaggerating, it certainly rained for almost four weeks.
High pressure systems kept the clouds hovering over Aruba making it impossible for the rain to pass. As a consequence our typical trade winds of 20 miles per hour average were decimated to a laughable breeze, making the humidity ridiculous.
Roads under water, Oranjestad
As you can image tourists were angry, to say the least. “I thought it never rains in Aruba!” was commonly heard. I’ve expressed my pet peeve about this phrase in the past (I don’t think we should “sell” Aruba this way). Aruba is dry, but when it rains it pours.