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Clothes for Florida in January

Ayr
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Clothes for Florida in January

ICan anyone advise on what kind of clolthes we'll need for Florida starting January 20 for two weeks?

Chickamauga, Georgia
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1. Re: Clothes for Florida in January

The key is layers, layers, layers.

Bring both warm and cool weather clothing to be prepared either way. January temps are a crap shoot; you never know what they'll be from week to week or even day to day. Temp changes can happen fast that time of year, so bring clothes which can layer if it turns cool.

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2. Re: Clothes for Florida in January

We are going to Orlando again this Jan The 20th also ! Have been there 3 other times in Jan. Found the weather to be great ! However keep in mind I am from the midwest US so Jan here is mostly below freezing and crappy. So it just depends on what you are used to. We would sit around the pool and it was still 70 ( pools are mostly all heated by the way ) and the locals were all complaining that it was sooo cold. We pretty much did shorts and short sleeved or tank tops during the day and switched to jeans at night with a light weight jacket or have a sweatshirt handy. Do you have a family and are they going on rides where they will get wet? One major tip from taking kids before is make sure they bring more then one pair of shoes ( as one pair will get wet either from the rides or sometimes a little rain ) and also wear clothes that will dry quickly as wet shorts all day can really be nasty by night time. Also there are great outlet malls near and you can always buy something if you really didn't bring the right thing !! :) sunshine

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3. Re: Clothes for Florida in January

Be flexible. Check Weather.com for a ten day forecast before you pack. And don't worry Disney has plenty of sweats to sell you if you hit a cold snap.Nightime is the biggest threat for cold weather, but all the warmth of the day doesn't diminish usually until very late evening.

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4. Re: Clothes for Florida in January

We were in disney last January 27th into February and the weather was great. During the day it was typically in the mid 70's. We did hit 84 or so one day. The nights we were sometimes in a sweatshirt but it did not stop our kids from swimming. The pools are heated so it is no problem. Have a great time!

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5. Re: Clothes for Florida in January

It will be cool but not cold. Layers. I would bring a mix of clothes it can get cold in florida and that is prime time to get a cold snap if we are going to get one. Check the weather before you go but look carefully at the overnight lows... if it looks like it will rain later in the night it will get very cold very fast the few hours before that and the wind will make it seem cold. there will be wind.

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6. Re: Clothes for Florida in January

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g28930-s208/Florida:U…

That's a pretty in-depth summary of weather (including conversions to temperatures in C.)

It can be anything from 0C to 25C -- but usually stays in the 15-20C range during the days.

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