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Old 02-06-2008, 06:46 AM
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Ok, so my cruise leaves in 5 days. I couldn't be more excited. BUT after watching the forecast I'm getting a little depressed. We are going to Playa Del Carmen, and Key West and both places we have cool excursions scheduled. But ATV riding in the rain? I'm all for having fun and getting wet and dirty, but why can't it be sunny and 80 on my first cruise and trip to Mexico????
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:10 AM
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The thing about rain in the Caribbean and southern Florida is that it lasts about a half hour, and then it's sunny again. We were in Puerto Rico once, on a bright and sunny day. We went into a restaurant for lunch, and came out an hour later to the same bright and sunny day. However, all the streets were soaking wet, making it obvious we'd missed one of the typical tropical rainfalls.

If you don't like the weather in the Caribbean, just wait 10 minutes...

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Before I went to medical school I was a TV weatherm,an and if there's one thing I've learned it's that anything over 12 hours is an educated guess as far as weather goes! Sandy is 100% right. It may rain for a few secs and then done!
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:29 AM
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To add to what Sandy said, note that since it does rain nearly every day, the forecast almost always call for rain. So just because the forecast calls out rain, doesn't mean it will. The only time when rain tends to last all day in the Caribbean is when there is a tropical storm. Other than that... it normaly doesn't rain for long.

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Before I went to medical school I was a TV weatherm,an and if there's one thing I've learned it's that anything over 12 hours is an educated guess
I've heard that before. We have a cousin who is a meteorologist who says the same thing. All these long range weather forecasts are guesses. That should come as no surprise, as so often, they're wrong...

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Old 02-06-2008, 08:24 AM
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Hello. We go-carted in the rain and mud at a Alaska port! It was raining pretty good, and mud was flying everywhere. They gave us wet weather gear, to protect our clothes. It was a rainy, muddy blast. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Hopefully, they will have wet gear for you. Lil' Lori
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