May 28th, 2007, 07:15 PM
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noticed it was 64 and raining today in florence. oh! that it should be cool when we are there in late June!. For rain, is a jacket and umbrella enough that time of year or do we need raincoats for late june.?
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May 28th, 2007, 09:09 PM
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A raincoat or waterproof jacket is great to have along - one with a hood usually precludes the need for hauling an umbrella all about (if it's raining hard, you'll likely head indoors anyway). It's a terrific, and lightweight, "extra layer". I always take mine on the plane, as they are usually chilly.
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May 28th, 2007, 09:10 PM
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PS - As you probably know, today's weather has nothing to do with late June. I always check the forecast (www.accuweather.com) before finalizing my packing - but always plan for warmer or cooler as well.
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May 28th, 2007, 09:23 PM
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A waterproof shell is a must-have even in the height of summer - the best shells are the ones that have their own pocket to scrunch into so that they don't take up much space in your tote.
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May 29th, 2007, 06:17 AM
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I use an umbrella--don't own a raincoat. I have the smallest umrella possible, which packs much smaller than any raincoat I would care to own.
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May 29th, 2007, 06:25 AM
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In the spring/summer I much prefer using a small umbrella to a raincoat/jacket w/ a hood. I hate using a hood (hood hair is worse then bed head )

A small umbrella easily fits in your handbag.
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May 29th, 2007, 07:35 AM
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Folding umbrella and one of those tissue weight jackets with a hood is plenty. A rain coat is overkill - and you would probably die of the heat.

(Rain in europe is rarely the torrential downpours you get in the US in the summer - usually more of a drizzle - although it can get a little heavier. In any case - I would rather get a little wet than be sweating in a raincoat all day.)
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May 30th, 2007, 03:00 PM
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Thanks for the info.!
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