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    September finished in pretty much the same mode - dry and hot, with only one significant day of rain in the final 10 and temps up to 95F at one point (way above average!).
    The first 6 days of October have been equally dry but distinctly cooler, with temps down to the mid-80sF (which is about par for the course). Not too much humidity and a real joy to be out and about in.

    But the last few days have been a VERY different story, and a salutary lesson about the possibilities at this time of year. In fact, we do often get quite a wet spell at some stage in October, sometimes for up to 2 full days, but we have now had 8 inches of rain in the past 3 days - and counting. A big low pressure system has positioned itself right over lower central Florida and is dragging in huge amounts of cloud of moisture off the Atlantic, meaning three full days of heavy cloud and soaking, heavy rain. Not at all 'the sunshine state'! :eek: The temps have also plummeted (in comparative terms) to the low 70sF and, for Floridians, that's almost time for the thermal underwear!!

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    Well I guess Florida could do with the rain, doesn't help anyone on holiday though...

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    I hope it's all raid out before we get there. As I chose the time of year to go I know I'll get the blame if it's not sunny.

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    It's a shame; there are at least 3 threads on the Dibb complaining that it's done nothing but rain since they got there. No-one wants their precious holiday 'ruined' by incessent rain, of course.

    August 2006 was the only time we've enountered persistent rain - and even then it rained every day but not ALL day.
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    Well, at least it is fine and sunny today (although that wasn't the forecast!!). The big low-pressure storm of the weekend has finally moved on and left a VERY wet Florida behind - more than 9 inches in places. The next few days are back to the usual 'Isolated thunderstorms' forecast and much hotter (back up in the mid 80s), so it should be much better for those arriving this week.

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    After the wet comes the dry....VERY dry, it seems! Following all the rain of last weekend, we've now had an unbroken hot, dry spell, with temps up to 89F (albeit only 83 today), and quite high humidity (not surprising considering how much rain fell on us!). All of a sudden, it is back to sunny and clear, with no rain to speak of (actually, none at all), and nothing in the forecast for the next few days. It just hates to be predictable, you know!

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    And still very dry! It seems we are in a cycle of dry, dry, dry, WET!!!; dry, dry, dry, WET!!!! just at the moment. We haven't had a drop of rain in the past 8 days and it has been nicely warm, with temps coming down from a just-too-hot high of 88F to a Really Comfortable 82/83. It is noticeable cooling down in the evening, too, so that the air-con is not needing to work right through the night (always handy).

    However, the next two days are forecast for another barrow-load of rain from a tropical depression in the Gulf that's moving north and spreading rain and wind right up Florida. Nothing to worry about, but it could be nasty for being out in the parks this week

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    Well, we did get a light sprinkle for a few hours but nothing serious. Seems the weather forecasters were slightly of (like, totally wrong). You wonder how they keep their jobs when they are so consistently wrong - and so badly off target with this one

    Anyway, after all the weather moved through, it has brought a cold front through that is definitely giving us a 'cold snap' temps down to the low 70s for the daily high, and into the 40s at night ( :eek: ). Still, it is totally bright and sunny during the day; ideal weather for touring the parks (but it is still VITAL to remember suncream - it is VERY easy to burn, even at this temp). There is no rain on the horizon at all and, while a sweater for the evening is suddenly essential, it is ideal weather for anyone arriving this week. The temps are forecast to go back up again next week, though, as 72F is still pretty low, even for this time of year.

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    but it is still VITAL to remember suncream - it is VERY easy to burn, even at this temp
    We pound this message home, but guess who went off to the golf tournement with no sunblock? Yep....we both have excellent examples of the kind of burn you still get on a chilly day.











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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Veness View Post
    We pound this message home, but guess who went off to the golf tournement with no sunblock? Yep....we both have excellent examples of the kind of burn you still get on a chilly day.
    Ooooh not nice. Make sure you put plenty of Aloe Vera on.

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