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November Rain 2020, Aruba. What Gives!

Learn about the reason for more rain than normal during this time of year

On social media, I read many comments about people wondering what’s going on with the wet weather lately. Naturally, our visitors wonder whether or not this might ruin the vacation.

Short answer: No Way!

Why so wet

Before trying to answer this question, let’s emphasize the facts first. Aruba is one of the dryest islands in the Caribbean. Aruba’s eco-system is desert-like. It features cacti and dry shrubs mostly that require little water and can retain said water for a long time. Wild animals of the like of lizards and snakes prevail.

According to the Hurricane Center in Miami, one of the primary reasons for these periods is an atmospheric circulation pattern known as the North Atlantic Oscillation.

Reiterating, although Aruba lies outside of the classic hurricane area, Aruba is located in the Caribbean. This fact obligates us to remain vigilant and always pending of the storms nearby.

In case one of these storms cause devastation on another island in the Caribbean, Aruba is ready to help. Aruba is host to a major Navy base, also known as Savaneta Marine Barrack, owned by the Royal Netherlands Navy, located in Savaneta.

What to do

For the most part, the rain in Aruba tends to be short-lived. There is no reason to panic.

In case the rain lasts longer than usual, you can still enjoy this island. You can either participate in many indoor activities you can do on your own or organized by your resort.

Alternatively, there are many land tours perfect for both dry and wet environments. Ultimately you could opt for an airconditioned bus tour or venture out on your own in a rented vehicle.

If you are at an Airbnb y suggest you organize a succulent barbeque.

Just don’t panic. For a more extensive view of the weather, read the definitive post about that.

Wrapping up this post, I cannot leave the classic 1992 song November Rain by Guns N’ Roses, as it was the title of this post. 😉 Enjoy!

November Rain by Guns N’ Roses

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By Gabriel

Informing travelers about Aruba since 2007, and trying to provide value to Aruba visitors.

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