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Things to do when it rains in Nassau

st. louis
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Things to do when it rains in Nassau

I'm getting ready to go there this coming Tuesday. I've been watching the weather everyday this week via satelite and it hasn't been pretty. I got a good deal on a trip there and now I know why. So assuming things aren't going to change much, what is there to do when it rains besides go to a casino and eat? I was looking forward to this trip but now I think I'm lucky if I get one good day. Thanks in advance for any suggestions, I will be traveling with my 32 yr old daughter.

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1. Re: Things to do when it rains in Nassau

Yes the weather the last few days has been less than perfect...by a wide margin. I get my weather information from three sources...the Miami TV stations that we get on cable, The Weather Channel local feed, and the local guys (I put little value on the local guys). The current weather pattern that has produced widespread rain and storms this week, is forecasted to break over the weekend, and improve early next week. But it is rainy season, so there is always going to be a chance of rain and thunderstorms. This week we have had rain everyday, and a couple of days with all day rain. That is not the norm. But it does happen.

Yes you can hangout in a casino, but good luck. There are only two, Atlantis on Paradise Island, or the Crystal Palace on Cable Beach. And they are both tight. You can always go to downtown Nassau, and walk along and shop on Bay Street. Most of the sidewalks are covered. Just would have to dodge any rain when crossing the street.

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2. Re: Things to do when it rains in Nassau

Thanks for the response. I hope your right on the weather forecast.

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Bring full body rain gear and just get out!! Seriously!

I'll be there in early June and that is exactly what I am going to do. Why let the weather dictate what activities you do. Unless its a safety issue such as lightning or flash flooding, there is no reason not to explore outside when its raining as if it were sunny.

And wwbev711 is correct that this isnt normal for the Bahamas. Even during the rainy season, it rarely rains for more than an hour each day and its usually the "liquid sunshine" type of rain.

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We just returned and it rained every day but one. We went to Atlantis anyway as it was included in our room rate at Comfort Suites. We only had to leave once because of lightening. We went to the straw market one day in the rain . It is inside. Pack an umbrella or poncho and get out an enjoy anyway. If you want to make some $ attend the vacation club presentation at the Comfort Suites. THey offer a free breakfast, free tee shirts, beachbag and $100 voucher to use at Atlantis or somewhere else of your choosing. We did this one rainy morning . No high pressure if you stick to your plan and don't buy into the whole thing. We knew going in we were there to make a quick $100 and gave us something to do in the rain.

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Thanks for the update cindyr222. My family and I are leaving tomorrow for Atlantis. It looked like the weather was getting better until that TS Alberto popped up. Did it rain all day? Did you see the sun at all? Also, I take it the pools stay open in the rain?

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Taking a trip downtown is a good thing to do. I also swim in the rain, unless there is lightning. There are plenty of others that are in the pool or the ocean as well. Hey you are already wet and the temps are still warm enough so enjoy as much as you can.

I hope the weather gives you a few good days so you don't feel as let down. Best of luck and enjoy

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No need to worry about TS Alberto having any affect on the weather in the Bahamas...too far away, not heading this way, and not a very strong storm. Current weather, partly cloudy, temp is 90, humidity 55%, heat index is 96. Thunderstorm over the southwest part of the island, and I can see some scattered thunderstorms well offshore. This is more of a normal weather pattern than it has been the past week. Just typical pop up storms because of the daytime heating, humidity, and afternoon seabreeze.

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I'm more concerned with Wednesday. We have reservations at dolphin encounter on BLI. I know they go rain or shine but with downpours may be hard to enjoy.

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Thanks for all of the responses and updates..I'm hoping for the best.

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Looks like the weather pattern is going to stabalize the next few days, as it did today. Today, we had pop up thunderstorms....a couple of times over the southwest part of the island, not far from me. And one over the central part of New Providence. That is what we usually see. Current weather....oooppps I missed the Local on the 8's on the Weather Channel, but it:s mostly cloudy, low 80's, wind is calm, humidity is way up there, and observing lightening from nearby and offshore thunderstorms. All in all, not a bad night. Best advice I can give, is to schedule your pool, beach, and excursions for the morning hours, less chance of getting rained out.

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