Tell me this weather forecast can't be right.

Old May 27th, 2010, 01:01 PM
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Tell me this weather forecast can't be right.

Please tell me that this isn't correct, and it won't actually be raining every day of my honeymoon next week on Grace Bay. Does this mean that for a few minutes each day it will likely be raining or what? My fiance' and myself enjoy laying in the sun on the beach more than anything, and this would be just devastating to her.
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http://www.weather.com/outlook/trave...r/tenday/PLS:9
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Old May 27th, 2010, 01:20 PM
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You really need to understand how to read a Caribbean weather forecast. I was in Jamaica last week (see my thread on a similar question about Puerto Rico), and we always had virtually clear skies in the AM. By lunch time, it got a little cloudy, and on two days it rained for 1 to 3 hours in the afternoon. The first day it was little bits of rain, but the second day it rained hard for at least 2 hours and then on and off for another hour. There was also some rain at night.

That is called tropical weather, and it is to be expected this time of the year, and I doubt very much that your wife will be devastated even if this happens. That's when you go inside and take a nap; when you wake up, you go back to the beach for an hour or so and then get ready for dinner.

However, Accuweather (a more accurate source for Caribbean weather information in my opinion) shows no thunderstorms and almost all sunny days next week. Even still, an afternoon or evening thundershower is not an unexpected occurrence in the Caribbean during this time of the year.
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Old May 27th, 2010, 03:27 PM
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Thanks so much. I'm all about an afternoon nap while it rains a little.
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Old May 27th, 2010, 03:52 PM
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Any rain we ever saw was for a few minutes and the sun came right back out!! Ignore the forecast!
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Old May 28th, 2010, 06:50 AM
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While brief showers are usually the case unfortunately current sattelite photos show lots of cloud cover over the T&C's and extending eastward into the Atlantic. This means there could be several days of unsettled weather. I checked one of the webcams from the area and the sky was dark with clouds and it looked like rain.
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Old May 28th, 2010, 07:15 AM
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Honeymoon - cocktails, pampering, long lunches, lazing on a the beach perfect. A little rain isn't going to stop you both from having a great time and enjoying your new life together! As long as you're prepared for a bit of rain now and again it's fine.

Like RoamsAround says, looks like rain today http://www.myworldwebcams.com/centra...grace_bay.html

Have a great time and don't fret about a little rain!
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Old May 28th, 2010, 07:18 PM
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I have never found a weather forecast that's been accurate for a Caribbean vacation. Last year, based on a poor weather forecast, I hurriedly changed our short trip destination from Jamaica to Puerto Rico, but when we landed in San Juan it was pouring! Ignore the predictions, and go enjoy yourselves!
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I was just in Turks and Caicos from the 12th of May to the 26th. During that time there were three days of torrential downpours. One lasted throughout the whole day. The other two were a couple of hours each.

I woke up at 5 a.m. to thunder and lightening. It was pretty spectacular! Everyone but the tourists were happy about it. During one of the downpours we hung out at the Corner Cafe at Graceway IGA. It was fun because everyone was kinda stuck there till the rain tapered off. After awhile we just ran out into the rain and enjoyed it!
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Old May 29th, 2010, 01:39 PM
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You are right about everyone being happy about the rain but the tourists. Three days of rain and it was fantastic! Even with the flooded roads. The rains washes off the dust, fills the cisterns and freshens every thing up.

Rainy season hits every year by about the 19th of May. We are having more rain than usual but there is still sunshine almost every day as well.
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Just back from Barbados -- rain for four days and the entire Caribbean is showing lots of unsettled weather for the next couple of weeks -- it's rainy season so you need to be prepared for that ... and we are moving into an early hurricane season -- sorry to be the bearer of bad news but that's the facts!
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The reason why there was so much rain in the Caribbean last week is because there was a named tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico. That has now passed, and unless another forms this week, intermittent rain is more likely. Hopefully, our honeymooner is going to be the recipient of some of this nicer weather.
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During our trip to T & C in July we had brief, afternoon showers. Went to the bar, got an umbrella drink and enjoyed conversation with others. Then back to the umbrella. That's about how long it lasts. It's nice as it cools the temperatures a little, too.

Enjoy and congratulations!
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