Questions regarding prevalent weather and climates at various places on Earth.

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Is Florida ocean water warm enough to swim in February?

I'm switching jobs, and have next week (the last week in February) off between jobs. I'm considering going down to Florida - specifically to Everglades National Park - but I'm concerned about the ...
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Hill-top villages to escape the heat south of Florence

We will be visiting halfway between Florence and Siena (Italy) at the end of August. It is going to be very hot I expect so I am looking for high villages/towns we can visit to get some cool. My ...
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Is possible to visit all Iceland sights in April/May?

I have a couple of holiday weeks between the end of April and the first week of May and I'm wondering if Iceland is a good destination for that period. I've read that 2-3 weeks is enough to visit all ...
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How to protect my gear during a monsoon?

When you are travelling as a backpacker in a monsoon area and in a monsoon month, how do you do to "survive" when a heavy rain catches you in the middle of nowhere? I've heard about people that puts ...
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Visiting the sunniest place on earth - country and city

This is a two parter. Vancouver has rain for like, 9 months a year. I've been told it gets quite heavy. If you wanted to go to the opposite extreme... What country gets the most sunlight hours ...
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How to use trekking clothes?

I will be going to Peru in July and will do the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu, but I have no experience with layered clothing (I live in Brazil, sub 10°C is dead cold here). From what I understand, ...
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Keen sandals for use in hot, dry climates

I've picked up the Keen's Arroyo II sandals recently, but I'm wondering if they'll be cool enough for my purposes. I'll be traveling though North Africa through June and July where temperatures are ...
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What is the best month (weather and budget wise) to visit Houston area, Texas?

I'm planning on visiting Texas (Flying to Houston, planning to drive around somewhere between Houston and New Orleans) from The Netherlands some time soon. We want to do a mini (=2 weeks) roadtrip in ...
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Weather map for India including monthly averages?

Where can one find an online weather map of India, including monthly averages of temp & rain, as well as live forecast?
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Is there a map showing historical average precipitation at a specific time of year?

For planning outdoor events, such as group camping trips, it would be useful to be able to look at a map showing average precipitation across history for a given time of year, week or day. For ...
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Will nights be cold along the route from Perth to Melbourne at the end of November?

In a few days I'll be hitchhiking across Australia from Perth to Melbourne (and then up to Sydney). Now I've heard it can get surprisingly cold in the outback at night. But I don't know if that's ...
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When are azaleas blooming in Sendai?

Sendai (North Japan) has a temple which is said to be splendid when azaleas are in full bloom. What is the good season to see this? If not full bloom, at least from what month to what month are they ...
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How predictable is the weather in Kuala Lumpur in the rainy season?

When I hitchhiked through KL last year it didn't rain at all so I didn't need to take precautions. I think it was July/August. Now at the end of November there's a big downpour every day and rain is ...
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Where to find a reliable weather forecast for mountain region of Nepal

Where can I find a reliable weather forecast for trekking in remote mountain regions of Nepal? I'm planning a trek to Upper Dolpo (east of Dhaulagiri range). Considering a recent fatalities ...
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I am planning on a sight seeing trip in China during this summer, How can I keep my passport, wallet, and phone safe without overheating?

TLDR: When it's hot as hell, what's the best way to keep my passport, wallet, and keys ultra secure while keeping my decoy wallet, phone, and some folded papers relatively secure? Something I could ...
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Is March/April a good time to visit Canada? [closed]

My girlfriend and I are planning to go to Canada in March/April. We wanna travel from Vancouver to Toronto and all this cities there. But we also wanna see the nice landscape of Canada in the center. ...
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Weather recommendations for Amsterdam

I am planning to travel Amsterdam about November and I would like to walk around the city and rent a bike for some tours. I read to travel guide and the temperature is about 5ºC but they don't ...
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Is Keukenhof still open in May if the winter is warmer?

From the guides I read they state that from March to May you can visit the Keukenhof. If the winter is warmer flowers will bloom earlier. What happens in such situation? will Keukanof close earlier (...
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Where to go in India in June and avoid the hot climate as well as the monsoon?

In June I'm in India and I'd like to spend a couple of days in India before flying home. So first I thought that Delhi is a good choice, but then I read that the temperature can rise well above 50° C ...
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Current snow depth in Tromsø

I'm going to Tromsø, Norway and am concerned about the snow depth and how it will affect my ability to get around - how can I find out where to get the current depth online?
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Warm weather options in continental USA in December-January

I am looking for a list possible vacation destinations within continental USA with: Good weather (e.g. 70's+ °F (~20+ °C)) in December-January. Good for outdoor activities (e.g. biking/hiking), ...
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What kind of wind gusts prevent planes from landing at Wellington airport?

ie, today's report says gusts of about 70km/h, with Northerly winds of 46km/h. I'd like to be able to guesstimate chances of flights arriving based on current winds. My first flight here had an ...
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Climate in Peru in September

My girlfriend and I want to travel in South America in September, and we were thinking Peru. How is the climate in Peru's interest points this time of year? What will we wear there? And also, if we'...
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Items to keep warm while out in the cold

I am looking for an exhaustive and light set of items to pack when travelling to places characterized by cold weather for the purpose of keeping warm when outside. By light I mean light packing, one ...
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How is the weather in Germany in June?

I'll be going to Berlin and Greifswald in June. As I am from a tropical country which hardly have any big difference on temperature and weather, I wonder how it would be during that month and consult ...
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London Eye in January: is it practical to just take my chances and not book in advance?

We're going to be in London (first time) for a few days at the end of January. I understand that the London Eye is recommended if and only if the weather is clear, which doesn't seem to be a safe bet ...
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How warm is the sea in Lanzarote in the Canaries in February?

I'll be in Lanzarote in February. I've been there in high summer when of course it was very hot but what's the sea temperature like in February?
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How are the weather and vegetation in Kyoto in November-December?

I am deciding if I will travel to Kyoto in late November, early December. How cold is the weather? Is there still a chance to appreciate the fall's splendid colors or will trees have lost all their ...
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What kind of clothing is suitable to stay in Munich from June to September?

If I were to stay in Munich, Germany for 3 months (June to Sept), what kind of clothing would be comfortable given the summer/autumn conditions?
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Where can I find maps of temperature gradients for a road trip in the USA?

I'm doing some driving along I-80 and I-70 in the western part of the US of A, and there is a possibility to take different routes and do different stops. For example, for night-time travel, it would ...
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How to find out if your Japan -> Korea ferry is going to be cancelled by a typhoon?

I'm on a ferry (in theory) this Friday afternoon from Fukuoka to Busan. Typhoon Halong now appears to be heading towards that very stretch of sea. Is there any advance notice of cancellations of ...
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When visiting northern India in September, where to begin weather-wise?

For non-extreme hikers that want to play it safe, and are visiting India during September and early October - is it better to begin in the north-east (Sikim etc.) or north-west (Himachal-Pradesh etc.) ...
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Flight Crew Timed Out after Diversion in USA - entitled to voucher?

Frontier flight FFT424 DEN->ATL was redirected to TYS (Knoxville) due to weather at ATL. After refueling in TYS and pushing back, the flight crew was running out of legal flight time for the day and ...
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What is the weather typically like on a cruise around Japan in October?

I am planning to go on my honeymoon in October. Part of the honeymoon with be a cruise that leaves from Shanghai and goes to Japan and Korea. Has anyone been on a cruise around there? Does anyone know ...
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Warm weather options in SE Asia (near Shanghai) in the winter

My wife and I have about 12 days of vacation before she starts a short internship in Shanghai in January. We are both Americans and don't speak Chinese and this will be our first time in China. ...
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Travelling in India in the second half of July. Can I be affected by the monsoon?

I was considering travelling to India in the second half of July. I read that the monsoons finished around the 15th. Is this so rigorous or is it just an average? How is travelling in India after the ...
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Nepal: How bad is the rainy season?

I'm considering a trip to Nepal next week, which will mean I would arrive in early July which I've found out is the rainy season. I would be planning to stay for about 2 months, hopefully having ...
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Eyewitness weather reports in India?

We are trying to decide whether the weather is currently suitable for Goa and Kerala as a beach destination - weather forecast sites show showers as their forecast, however this is not very ...
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What are the weather conditions in Macedonia in May?

We are going to hike in Macedonia in the middle of May. Our plans include hikes in Šipkovica (Tetovo), Mavrovo, Lake Matka, Galichica, Pelister. We are amateurs and we will go for easy-moderate hikes. ...
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Road Conditions on drive from Washington, DC to Quebec City over Christmas

** Revised based on comments We are planning a road trip from Washington DC to Quebec City around the 3rd week of December, following the route prescribed by Google Maps (broadly, Interstate 95 to NJ ...
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Do you need rain boots for June in Paris?

Can one get by with a pair of regular shoes or does the water not drain well on the sidewalks that you must have at least ankle length waterproof boots if one doesn't want soaked socks? Are there ...
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What kind of weather can I expect in Maui in October?

My boyfriend and I are spending a week in Maui at the end of October through beginning of November. I was wondering what the general weather and water temperature is like. I tend to get cold easily ...
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Can I know where I need to go to experience a given weather type?

Of course I can simply consult the weather pages for a set of possible places. This can be quite tedious though. What I want to do is to be able to locate where to go in say a 100 km range where I ...
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Are Turkey Black Sea beaches suitable for bathing in summer?

In June-July, it is possible I take a short trip to the north of Turkey. I'd like to know if their beaches worth a visit or not. Specifically, I'd like to know if: Weather is appropriate for bathing ...
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Travelling to Taiwan in September/October

I would like to travel to Taiwan in late September-late October. June to October seems to be the typhoon season. I plan to stay around Taipei City and will mostly be a food tourist—so no windsurfing ...
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How bad is Puerto Rico for hurricanes in June?

I'd like to travel to Puerto Rico next June and I heard that around July is the hurricane season. I already found some pages on the Internet, but cannot decide if these are trustworthy. I found ...
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Sheremetyevo (SVO) Airport transit zone temperature

On next days I will stop in Sheremetyevo SVO Airport for a flight connection. I have to wait for about 5 hours in the transit zone during the night and I'm wondering what's the climate like inside. Is ...
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When is the driest time to visit Ecuador's El Oriente?

In researching when to best visit the rainforests of Ecuador, I've come across conflicting information. Frommer's and USA Today say the worst (rainiest) time is between December and April. But Lonely ...
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How much wind is too much wind on a sandy beach?

I was looking at beaches meteo forecast. They announced some wind from 2 m/s to 7 m/s depending on the beach. I have a hard time to realize how unpleasant is such wind. I aim to read and don't want ...