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Old Jul 9th, 2003, 04:58 AM
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Raingear in Scotland?

We're going to be in Scotland for about three weeks beginning July 25, and I'm getting a little obsessive about what kind of rain/cold-weather gear to take. (We live in Florida and get cold easily, so maybe you'll excuse the obsession.) For part of the time we're going to be out in the country, doing a lot of walking, and for part of the time we're going to be in Edinburgh at the Fringe. Here are the choices: a long, lightweight trenchcoat with a hood; a short, very lightweight rubberized rainjacket with a hood; a 3/4-length lightweight jacket, not waterproof but warmer than the rainjacket; a short fleece jacket; a fleece vest. I could probably take two of these things but obviously don't want to take all. Can anyone give me some advice?
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Old Jul 9th, 2003, 05:07 AM
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Hi Bess,

If you go to http://search.weather.yahoo.com/fore...KXX0052_f.html

you will find a 5 day forecasst for Edinburgh.

I wouldn't recommend the fleece.
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Old Jul 9th, 2003, 05:31 AM
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I'd take a waterproof, breathable jacket and the fleece vest. My wife swears by her full length GoreTek coat but it wouldn't be suitable for country walking.
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Old Jul 9th, 2003, 11:36 AM
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Bess, the following will give you climate info for Edinburgh.

http://uk.weather.com/weather/climatology/UKXX0052


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Old Jul 9th, 2003, 12:39 PM
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Don't take the fleeces.

I would take the rainjacket (actually I would take a Goretex, but from your options this is what to take)

It won't rain much, if at all. I think. maybe.
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Old Jul 9th, 2003, 01:53 PM
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Go with Sheila's suggestion. You won't need a heavy coat or fleece - even being thin blooded Floridians

What you will need is a roomy light weight water proof of some sort. That way if it gets cool or you go out on a boat you can wear a light sweater under it.
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