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    All of our sudden, the rain has just about all but dried up. We've now gone a full week with next to nothing, rain-wise, while the temps are now going back UP, which is definitely also against the norm. Usually, we would see the thermometer going back to around 87/88F (31C) at this time of year. Instead, it has jumped up to 92/93 (33/34C) in the last two days, and is forecast to be 95/35 tomorrow, which would equal the record high for late Sept. Surprisingly, there is NO rain in the forecast for the rest of the month, which would see us more than 3 inches short of the norm. Phew, as they say!

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    Family are out later in October, hope it isn't too hot for them. But as with all weather you have to take what is given..

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    Late October is usually the ideal time to be here, weather-wise. We should be losing the general humidity by then, and temps should be comfortable during the day and ideal in the evening and early morning. Will be interesting to see if we revert to type after all the heat this week!

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    And October has also started in that same hot, dry mode that saw out the last couple of weeks of September (which finished with just 3ins of rain - less than half the usual average). We have had a couple of showers in the past 3-4 days but nothing that really registered on the rain gauge. The temp has nudged down a bit - from the 94/95 near-record levels of late Sept to around 90 so far this month - but we are still in that dry air-flow that has been predominant for most of the last 3-4 weeks. The 10-day forecast insists we will slowly get back to something approaching normal for this time of year, albeit we will continue to be warmer than usual, which continues the recent trend. We do urgently need some more rain, though, as temperatures in the 90F/32C range will quickly dry out the landscape without some regular rainfall. Fingers crossed... (albeit we don't want it to ruin anyone's holiday!!).

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    Can turn the thermostat down a little and the water off please.
    5 Trips to Florida, Christmas in LA, Disneyland Paris twice and odd days here and there.

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    Consider it done. Seeing as we're so close to Disney, we obviously benefit from their giant weather umbrella at times

    PS: Some people do actually think Disney can control the weather. Young son was also asked once, when it was a bit rainy, "if the fireworks would be staged inside....."

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    Well, things definitely took a turn for the worse in the last week after some more hot, dry weather. As soon as our backs were turned (we took a few days r 'n' r in North Carolina), a major hurricane blew up in the Gulf and pretty much devastated the Florida Panhandle. It was an amazing turn of events, and pretty sickening for anyone living along that stretch of coast, as a fairly rare October tropical depression quickly turned into a named storm and then became Hurricane Michael with devastating effect.

    Here in Orlando, we saw the weather become unsettled and stormy for a few days, and, while we didn't see any direct effects from Michael, we did get some heavy downpours in the 2 days before it made landfall, with almost 2 inches of rain.

    Now things are completely quiet, even bordering on cool, as a cold front moved in after the hurricane had passed on its destructive path up through Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. For the first time in almost 6 months our night-time temps dropped back into the 60s and might be back in the mid-80s this weekend. The first proper taste of autumn. Mind you, they think we'll be back to 90f/34C in a couple of days, which means we will be back to that above-average spell once again. Oh for a nice long spell in the 60s....!!!

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    I was looking on the internet at some of the pictures of the aftermath of the hurricane and some of the damage to places we visited on our Panhandle tour in 2015 was horrendous. I don't know how people recover from that sort of event.
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    Amen, TF, amen. It's truly appalling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggers Friend View Post
    I was looking on the internet at some of the pictures of the aftermath of the hurricane and some of the damage to places we visited on our Panhandle tour in 2015 was horrendous. I don't know how people recover from that sort of event.
    When the devastation was being shown on TV I thought of your trip TF as I remember the names from your trip report....

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