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Old Mar 26th, 2009, 05:42 AM
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Florida in June

I found an awesome deal on Florida in June 14-21. Miami BEach.

Agent worned me about hurricane season. Can anyone advise? Thanks

Also is it really hot there in June?
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Old Mar 26th, 2009, 06:01 AM
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It can be hot but June has good sea breezes and the humidity level is less than later in summer.

It is the beginning of rainy season but hurricane risk is minimal. Hurricanes do not usually start until the water gets really warm, think August and September.
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Old Mar 26th, 2009, 06:06 AM
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If your agent warned you about hurricanes in Miami Beach in June, I hope you're not relying on that agent for any good advice about Florida. You'd have about as much chance of a plane falling on you as a hurricane in Miami in June.

But bring a sweater. June is when they crank up the AC to near freezing whenever you're inside and the change from outside can be a real jolt!
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Old Mar 26th, 2009, 06:21 AM
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Technically, hurricane season does start in June, but I agree that the chances of one hitting Miami that early are very low. Go, and don't worry.
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...& find a new travel agent, I can only surmise what other bad advice they may be giving you.
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Old Mar 26th, 2009, 07:56 AM
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Agent worned me about hurricane season. Can anyone advise?

Completely agree with NewbE. There is a very low probability of any hurricanes in mid-June.

Also is it really hot there in June?

Of course it's hot...but not as hot & humid as it's going to get later.

I also agree with SAnParis2's comment about getting a new travel agent. It sounds like they don't know much about Florida.
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Old Mar 26th, 2009, 08:42 AM
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I live in Florida - it's hot in June so time your outings to be early AM & later PM. Everything indoors is air conditioned, so do your shopping, eating, resting mid-day like the Spaniards do. The beach is lovely in June. Lots of tropical fruit mature in June, (think mangoes). I'd be glad to try to answer if youhave any questions.
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Old Mar 26th, 2009, 10:58 AM
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Guys, thanks but I found this and my agent doesn't seem so dumb:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic...h_Florida.html
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Old Mar 26th, 2009, 11:24 AM
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HUH? I don't see anything there about any actual hurricanes hitting Miami in June. I can't find a record of any in fact, but I suppose it is possible. There have been a couple hurricanes to affect Florida in June -- one as recently as 1972 (Agnes). And another in 1906! Look out. Only 37 years ago one hit -- but that one was even in the panhandle and didn't affect Miami at all.

I'll repeat. Although hurricane season in the entire Atlantic does officially begin in June, the likelihood of one developing and hitting Miami is hardly worth thinking about.
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Old Mar 26th, 2009, 11:28 AM
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Well,it wasn't a hurricane but Tropical Storm Alberto dumped some rain on my Sanibel vacation in June of 2006. In spite of that, I'd be willing to take my chances in June if the deal were good.
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And from Wikpedia:

"Hurricane Alma was a rare June major hurricane in the 1966 Atlantic hurricane season. It was the earliest continental U.S. hurricane strike within any season since 1825. It brought moderate rains to the Southeast, and wind damage was mainly confined to Florida."

But even that didn't affect Miami, rather the warmer Gulf of Mexico coast after affecting Cuba and passing not too far from Key West.
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Old Mar 26th, 2009, 11:32 AM
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Sorry, but your agent is working from generalizations, not facts. Hurricane season officially begins June 1st, but that encompasses all of the southern Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico-a very large area.

A better link (fact, not opinion) would be the National Hurricane center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pastall.shtml
You can look up the historical data for yourself, by year, and see that there have been very few hurricanes in early June. The few that did develope tended to affect the Yucatan Penninsula, so your agent might be correct if you were headed there.

All the really nasty storms to hit south Florida occurred in August, September, and October. Go to http://www.pparker.org/hurricanes/hurricane_history.htm if you want to look into that.

As to the heat, I don't know what you are used to, but friends and relatives visiting last week from Michigan thought it was getting too hot already. I've been in Florida 25+ years, and it doesn't seem that bad yet. We will start getting humidity in May, and June will get hotter and wetter. But other posters are right, the hottest, most humid days will be in August and September, along with our greatest chance for a hurricane.
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OK then, GroupTraveler, skip the awesome deal. A guarantee of good weather is impossible. But you should realize that weather is about probability, never certainty. And the probability of good weather in Miami in June is high.

I remember TS Alberto! He showed up early in the season, all the weather people in the Tampa Bay area said "aw, you'll barely notice it!" Well, it rained buckets and was windy enough that I more than noticed it, and thought "if this is a Tropical Storm, I never want to see a hurricane." No danger, though, and no damage.
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