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Miami Airport experienced "significant water damage" in the storm. It will be closed on Monday the 11th, and they'll determine tomorrow whether they're able to resume flights on the 12th or whether further repairs are necessary. Each airline will decide when to operate once the airport reopens. Miami Beach was evacuated and will not allow people back in ...


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Will it be safe? Yes. The hurricane will be long gone so there will be no danger. Will it be recovered by then? No, it won't. Not fully. the destruction caused will take months and years to rebuild. It took new Orleans a full year after Katrina before they started promoting tourism again. Miami is both a county and a city so the amount of destruction depends ...


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It's always worth having some extra clothing in your hand luggage -- you've noticed luggage can go missing and even shopping for replacements can be problematic if you're not prepared for the conditions on arrival. A thin fleece and thermal layers don't take up much room. In fact they can be stuffed in the pockets of a coat suitable for the cold end of ...


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Air conditioning is unfortunately not universal in Germany. There is only little you can do: Keep the window shades closed during the day (when you are likely to be absent) if they are on the outside or relatively bright. Ask at the reception if they have a fan that you can borrow. You already found that you can take a cold shower. Opening the window only ...


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The haze in northern Thailand is indeed a yearly phenomenon, but the main driver for it is local farmers burning fields to prepare for planting in the following wet season. Since it's the dry season, there's nothing to contain or tamp down the smoke and dust, plus there's 'normal' air pollution from cities, cars etc in the region. Throw in the local ...


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Summary: Judging by historical data, the risk of encountering a hurricane in Houston is small in October, minimal in November, and practically non-existent in February & March. The NOAA has some useful trend maps by month based on historical data on their website. They note that These figures only depict average conditions. Hurricanes can originate ...


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This article is invaluable for that sort of decision. The growing season (summer) in Iceland is two months long. The tail ends of the summer are the low points, which means early June and late August. Things begin closing down in September. By Christmas, all sorts of things are closed, all though from time to time the industry tries to bring tourists to ...


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My favourite resource for such questions is weatherspark, which tells me that for Bangkok: Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 23°C to 35°C and is rarely below 20°C or above 36°C. ... The cold season lasts from November 18 to January 31 with an average daily high temperature below 32°C. The coldest day of the ...


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This is not quite an answer to your question, but I think it might be useful due to your recent comment that you're booked on BA (instead of a submarine) and you did ask for suggestions: https://www.britishairways.com/travel/flightops/public/en_gb We are also providing rebook options for customers booked to fly with us to/from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, ...


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Vegas is a dry heat--while this is often scorned by those who don't understand the difference it means that your body can do a much better job of cooling itself than you might expect. Your body sweats, it very quickly evaporates and you are nowhere near as aware of the heat as you would think. As others have said, bring plenty to drink--although since you ...


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I face similar problems travelling to winter locations. Stay hydrated. Keep water right where you sleep. Practice good skin care, moisturizers, lip balm, nasal moisturizer (yes, that's a thing ;) Bring/buy a room humidifier. Even boiling a pot of water will help. Sleep with you head under a sheet On the plus side, every day will be a great hair day!


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I have written an article about seasickness, so I will give a resume. Seasickness has nothing to do with willpower. If someone accuses you of that, tell him that Horatio Nelson and Shackleton on the "James Caird" were both seasick. The exact cause of seasickness is still unknown. The "frame of reference" theory has the flaw that blind people can get seasick,...


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If you come from a tropical country, the jacket your've linked to is surely not enough. I'm from Saint-Petersburg, and even I would add something to this jacket. I suggest you wear a long jacket to cover your back, something like this: FjällRäven is not very cheap, but it is lightweight and made with durable materials - I use this brand, and that is why I'...


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TL;DR There are multiple factors involved with being able to drive in cold temperatures even with the onset of cold temperatures being fairly sudden 2-3 days notice. You should be looking at the following major components: Engine, Cabin, and Tires and looking at them separately and then there are additional subsystems and conditions that will make for an ...


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TL;DR -> No, not really On the plus side, a sauna can get you accustomed to sweat. But a typical sauna session of 20 - 30 minutes will not include the activities you would undertake in a visit to Africa. It's also not the same kind of sweat you get in a tropical environment. Some evidence for acclimation is given by examining how the military trains ...


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Familiarity can certainly reduce the likelihood of sea sickness, as your body can get used to it. The usual problem is the swell - which you just don't get on lakes. Out on the ocean you have no stationary frame of reference so your brain starts to believe the boat is stationary. As it is actually moving, this confuses your brain and causes sickness. ...


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You did not really specify where exactly you want to go, but since you mentioned Jungfrau region, I assume that you're talking about Jungfraujoch. As Kathryn Hill already mentioned, it can get very cold up there. But this is not only the case in winter. Since it is around 3500 meters above sea level, it is cold year round up there. Even now in autumn, it ...


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I've always found Wunderground to be pretty useful for travel planning. You can look up the almanac data for any given day. This link has today's data for nearby Biarritz. In addition, their travel planner has the ability to look up the historical weather for a given stretch of time. This link shows an example of the data for Biarritz from October 1 ...


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It seems contradictory, but keeping the windows (and shades/shutters) closed during the day really help prevent too much heat accumulation. It works best if you can close them while the morning is still cool. Then as soon as the evening is cooler than your room, opening the windows allows the heat to escape more optimally. When I moved to the South of ...


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Best weather is during summer time. What I call mild is what is the average summer in Iceland. The long days make it possible to do more in one day. That does stroke with #4 though. Also some roads (to the north) close after heavy snowfall around October/November, which makes it harder to get around the country. I estimate the tourist season to end at the ...


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Having recently hiked rim to river and back, I can tell you that hiking in the Canyon has been one of the most transformative events of my life. It's beauty is beyond words. The most important thing to remember is don't be this guy. Take your time, and enjoy the beauty. Staying there, getting there. Ideally, you would spend the night as near to the rim ...


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You may want to look into buying clothing specifically marketed as keeping you cool. I regularly ride my bike 15 km in 30 C heat. In a white cotton tshirt, sweat runs down my arms and I have trouble gripping the handlebars. In a long sleeved "performance " shirt I feel much cooler (even in a dark blue one) and sweat far less. I also drink less water in those ...


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I live in Paris and I don't even own boots. I wear “normal” shoes all year round, and so do most locals (except possibly during the handful of snow days). You do need closed shoes (i.e. not sandals) that can withstand rain in order not to get your feet wet. Paris has no dry season, only seasons during which it doesn't rain for a few days at a time. But even ...


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I used to be travelling a lot by railjet, and the maximum delay I got was 30 minutes, and that happened only once, altogether. (It was around when the refugees came in and rushed on the train). I took the railjet mostly from Budapest to Wien and backwards, and about twice a month from Salzburg to Budapest and back. I think it is reliable, but its mostly my ...


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When traveling in winter conditions, you can't expect to be "babied" in urban conditions at all times. Cars break down, facilities lose power, planes use airstairs. Prepare for unexpected cold. My standard go-to anytime I need to be prepared for unexpected cold is Capilene long johns, arctic grade. They are excellent insulators, but don't overheat you (...


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Typically there is very little amount of snow in Tbilisi which usually melts in a day or two in most parts of the city but it can also pile up and go icy (in 2008 we had snow for about three weeks). Wind and rain is more common. I'm not sure what you mean by 'special winter clothes' but a sweater and a coat should be enough most of the time. You will also ...


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OK some success with answers: Nanning, China: latitude 21°29'N and longitude 108°21'E, 1654. Hong Kong - 22º 15' N, 114º 10' E, January 1893. Tampico, Mexico lat 22.2965°, long -97.8659 - Feb 1895. The 1654 Chinese snowfall, near the present-day coastal city of Beihai, was nearest to the equator, at 21 degrees, 29 minutes north latitude. Several ...


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At about mid summer in 2003 - the hottest summer ever recorded until then - we saw substantial quantities of snow on north facing slopes in Yosemite at around 3200 metres altitude. This was at the location shown by the + in the middle of this map looking South East across Ellery Lake. As that was substantially lower than your 3900 metres, on a probably ...


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I'm resident in Canada and occasionally travel to Dubai to visit my parents. I am in Dubai right now and it was 44 degrees Celsius this afternoon. Note that I am used to wearing shorts even when it is lower than 0 Celsius while in Canada. Here is what I have for you: Clothing Absolutely avoid long sleeved clothing Wear shorts instead of jeans or other ...


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Weather Underground has a nice trip planner feature for exactly this use-case. Tell it where you're going and when and it will show you the average temperature and range for the last 20 years, how many days it rained, and other such historical weather data. You can play with the dates and see how much the results vary.


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