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August Weather

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August Weather

I'm planning a trip from August 8th-15th this year. I am a bit worried about the weather at this time of year. I have no issue with heat or humidity. NOAA.gov reports a 30 percent chance of rain every single day, but then says mostly sunny in the same sentence. Should I be worried about getting my vacation ruined from lots of rain and no sun? I normally go to Myrtle Beach SC, and there if it rains, it is miserable all day long. I don't mind a short storm or shower, but I'm driving 13 hours and definitely want to plan a different destination if I'm not going to see a decent amount of sun!

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1. Re: August Weather

We'll be in Key West August 13 - 20 and I'm not worried about the weather. If it rains, it's usually just for short periods of time. It's rare that it rains all day.

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2. Re: August Weather

very often there will be a bank of big, storm clouds on the horizon but it will be sunny where you are.

Then things will cloud up, it might get a little windy, drops will start to fall and then it will either stop and clear up or you will have a quick downpour that lasts a few minutes and then it clears up.

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3. Re: August Weather

My first question is this...

Is the information you're referring to specifically specify the Florida Keys? Or is it just talking about Florida in general?

It doesn't rain in the keys nearly as much as it does in "South Florida" -- which is not the keys.

Even in South Florida, when it rains, for the most part it is monsoon rain and it pours and then is done. The sun still shines and it is stll plenty warm!

But I will say, for the first time (for me), we were at the beach the other day, and they actually evacuated the beach because of the storm that was coming in and the lightening. This was in Delray Beach, Florida - South Florida - Palm Beach County -- but then it quickly disappeared and we were allowed back on the beach.

I think you should still plan your vacation ;-)

Danika Dahl


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