At four degrees above the equator and 8,500 elevation, there is very little variation in length of daylight (about 10 minutes), angle of the sun (pretty much straight overhead at noon), temperature (see below), etc.
Nevertheless, we were perplexed to read in the paper the other day,
"Primer invierno del año irá hasta mediados de junio."
A reasonable translation of this would be "The first winter of the year will run until the middle of June." Excuse me, the first winter?!
That's right. With the aforementioned lack of variation in much else, they've got to call something, so it's "winter" any time there's more rain than usual. This can be applied even to an individual day, for Pete's sake. Folks will say, "Yeah, it's winter today," and the next day when the sun shines, "Yep. Summer." Huh??!!
OK, we'll go along with it, after all, we're the outsiders here. So when's the second winter? Great question! That's from October to December, and that's when we arrived last fall, when it rained 55 days in a row.
We hope you're having a great spring, or fall, or whatever you call it wherever you are.
Dave & Paula