Is the question being asked of every election correspondent that calls into Emisoras Unidas from various parts of the country. WTF?
When I last spoke to V she was lying on the bed contemplating going out to vote; maybe. "Hay un calor sofocante," she told me and this same weather report was repeated on the radio just a few minutes ago.
Back in September they forecast that the rain would play a part again, but as it turns out it is the heat (and the fact that it's Sunday anyway) that has been impeding democratic activity in Guatemala so far today.
Update: in the west it may in fact be the cold that is fostering abstencionismo. However, in a poll conducted by the media, over 70% of respondents have instead blamed the 'quality of the candidates'.