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Chance of rain at the end of Sept. in London...

Old Jun 29th, 2006, 10:58 AM
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Chance of rain at the end of Sept. in London...

Hi all...We will be travelling from 9/26 - 10/1/06 in London after 5 days in Rome. What are my chances of rain? I really want to save room in my luggage for new purchases and do not want to waste the space on a rain coat! Thanks so mcuh!
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Old Jun 29th, 2006, 11:00 AM
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Answer:

50%/50%

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Old Jun 29th, 2006, 11:09 AM
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I'd put them more like 90 percent.

Land's End and other places sell rainwear that fold up to a crushable 5x5 inch square.

By the way, you can wear a raincoat to the airport and put it in the overhead bin.
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Old Jun 29th, 2006, 11:47 AM
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Over a six day period around the autumn equinox, you're virtually certain to encounter rain at some point - in an average year.

But where does that get you? Unless I've meetings with peculiarly dress-sensitive contacts to attend (and therefore suit trousers to maintain in extreme pristinity), I'd never wear a raincoat in London that early. And such contacts simply don't exist in a city like ours, with our contempt for exterior trappings.

I walk round in my shirtsleeves, with a collapsible umbrella in my briefcase. About £6 in practically any central London shop. Unless you're planning really serious and lengthy time outdoors, I'd suggest you do likewise.
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Old Jun 29th, 2006, 11:57 AM
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Thanks all for the info. I'll be taking an umbrella and leave the raincoat at home!
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Old Jun 29th, 2006, 03:00 PM
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You can always get cheap rainwear and umbrellas in the UK, not surprisingly. Not fashionable or durable, perhaps, but serviceable: many corner convenience stores, market stalls and the like will have something.
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