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    And it will get soggier! The rain (just prolonged steady rain; nothing monsoon-like, but definitely more than drizzle!) started around 6am this morning and it looks like being with us most of the day. After the low pressure system moved off on Friday, we have been in a strong southerly air flow bringing up all the moisture over the southern Caribbean, and, once again, it is a slow-moving system that threatens to drag on for multiple days.

    According to the local forecast, things should ease up in a couple of days and we will be back to a more typical pattern of sporadic afternoon thunderstorms (which can be very hit-and-miss), but then we're heading for more heavy tropical weather next weekend (May 26/27), with a high chance or more serious downpours. It's pretty amazing how we go from near-drought conditions to absolute all-out monsoon in no time flat, but this year is definitely proving wild and unpredictable. The temps are also lower than average right now, barely reaching 75F (23C) during the day. We should be back to the mid-80s in a couple of days, but this is certainly not the typical May weather pattern.

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    The Great Deluge continues. Nothing especially monsoon-like yesterday, but it was cloudy and overcast all day, and rained, off and on, for most of the day. We're now up to 6.2ins of rain for the last week (more than double the amount we'd usually get for the whole MONTH!), and there is more on the horizon. The forecasters are also talking about a possible 'tropical weather event' next weekend. Florida may be under water by the time June rolls around!

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    Very strange weather indeed.

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    You got that right, CL. This morning has actually come up much brighter than at any time in the last week, but it is already clouding over again at 10.30, so anything is possible from here! Despite yesterday's forecast, we didn't get any prolonged rain, but we are seeing far more cloud, for days at a time, than we would usually do in May (or any other time of the year!).

    We ARE definitely moving into full summer weather, though, as things aren't cooling down much at night (and we need the a/c on all night), and the grass is now growing at a million miles an hour!!

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    Surprisingly, the Great Deluge has completely disappeared, at least for a day or two. Yesterday definitely did stay mainly cloudy, but there was only one, brief, shower, and nothing else to worry the tourists! Today has been cloudless for most of the day and, while there may be a shower or two around later this afternoon as things heat up, there is no prospect of prolonged rain.

    That should be great news for anyone in the parks at the moment (and for the next 2 days) as things start to get back to normal for this time of year. Temps will be pushing 88F today (31C), which is close to the average for May, and they should stay in the upper 80s for the foreseeable future, gradually mixing more humidity into the atmosphere as we transition to summer proper. There is still the possibility of big, prolonged storms this weekend, tho.

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    It has certainly changed things in a hurry this week. Yesterday was distinctly hot, humid but completely dry, while today has been just as humid but with a lot more cloud cover. Some areas to the north and west got more rain, but, apart from a brief shower here, that's all she wrote for today's rainfall event (in theory, a "60% chance" of thunderstorms).

    This weekend (tomorrow and the day after) definitely looks more fraught, though, with a sub-tropical storm heading for Florida and due to arrive on Sat night/Sun morning. Some forecasters say we could get as much as 8ins of rain over the course of the storm, which could be interesting as we just dry out after the last bucketload!

    As ever, we shall see...

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