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Old 06-16-2009   #781 (permalink)
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Weather in June

Hello all, I am new to posting, but not new to reading. Thanks to this website forum I have planned a beautiful honeymoon from June 21st to the 29th. I have been reading for about a year but seeing how I have never been to PDC, I never felt the need to post. Most if not all of my questions were answered. I have laughed and sometimes laughed till I cried from all of the stories and great experiences in playa that most have shared. Thank You.

I have been concerned about the weather forecast for Playa for the time I will be spending down there. It all seems rainy. Here are a few questions for the experienced:

Is this typical? Does it rain generally everyday? Are there any suggestions on dressing for the weather there?

Thanks for the help, and although I'm very green I plan on posting pics for those who are interested.

Again , thanks...
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Old 06-16-2009   #782 (permalink)
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Hi

Unfortunately we can't predict the weather.

Reading the 'read more' section of playa.info answers a lot of the common questions:

Playa del Carmen - Weather And Wear

Have fun!
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Old 06-16-2009   #783 (permalink)
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Ahh yes. Must be summer as the "will it rain all week?" threads are starting

We try to go every summer. Some observations:

1. weather.com and others always say thunderstorms possible. Remember it is the tropics. Was down last week, forecast for thunderstorms every day, not one drop of rain.

2. If it rains, most likely it will be brief and welcome. The humidity is very high in the summer and the rain is a great cooling off period. Grab a beer or a nap.

3. Humidity, humidity, humidity. Felt miserable to me for a few days last week. Temp was 90 or so every day but the humidity kills me. Those oceans breezes can be a lifesaver though.

Back in Dallas over the weekend spent the entire day outside Saturday in the 96+ degree heat and was comfortable after the sauna of PDC.

Relax and have fun
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Old 06-16-2009   #784 (permalink)
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Thanks Itex for that specific and helpful information. It helps. Now I can relax a little more before I go.
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Old 06-16-2009   #785 (permalink)
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Hi bruce123a,

We have been to Playa twice before at the end of June beginning of July. And we would see the same weather reports. I am not even bothering to look at them the next time we will be there, which overlaps your stay, 6/27-7/4/09. To sum it up, typical summer weather. Hot (90's) Humid (90-95%, although to me it seams like 100%) and a chance of a thunderstorm every day. Not to different then our Midwest weather at the end of July.

The best tip I can offer is if your out and about walking bring one of those cheap disposable ponchos. They are small and can fit in your pocket, and make sure they are in your pocket! Sometimes those storms can sneak up on you and dump a lot of water in a very little amount of time. It happened to Shelly and I last time. We we walking back to the Riu from Playa and got hit by a T-Storm. By the time we flagged a cab down, we were drenched. Our ponchos were nice and dry in the room however.

Congrats on the wedding, you'll have a great time in Playa.

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Rich and Shelley, thanks for the advice. I generally have a poncho or two lying around. This trip would be a great time to break it out. Thanks for your comments. It's easier to rely upon experience. Thanks for yours. Maybe we'll run into each other. I'll be the guy with a poncho hanging out his back pocket. LoL. Thanks.
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Old 06-16-2009   #787 (permalink)
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1. weather.com and others always say thunderstorms possible. Remember it is the tropics. Was down last week, forecast for thunderstorms every day, not one drop of rain.
For weather.com, I've found the Month overview option helpful. It shows all the days observed so far in the month, and as you can see, no rain although it was predicted everyday.

I've also found this site Cancun Weather, current Cancun weather Conditions - Cancun Weather station which seems to have a less gloomy/more realistic forecast.

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Old 06-16-2009   #788 (permalink)
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Rich and Shelley, thanks for the advice. I generally have a poncho or two lying around. This trip would be a great time to break it out. Thanks for your comments. It's easier to rely upon experience. Thanks for yours. Maybe we'll run into each other. I'll be the guy with a poncho hanging out his back pocket. LoL. Thanks.

It's way too hot for a poncho, just drip dry.......
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It's way too hot for a poncho, just drip dry.......
Well it may be too hot, but if you are carrying an expensive camera or camcorder, and you get stuck in a down pour, I hope you at least have a bag or something to put it in. I know, this is speaking from personal experience.

So for those who have never been there this time of year, just beware that it could thunderstorm and while they are relatively short, they pack an a lot of rain. I remember one time I was on 5th and it broke out raining, people ran from the streets like cockroaches in a kitchen. I felt bad for the store owners, because 5th flooded into some of their shops. We just used it as a good excuse to stop in and enjoy some gelato.

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Old 06-22-2009   #790 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me what kind of weather to expect in November? Were planning a trip the week of Nov. 22-29. Does it rain much that time of year, is it sunny? Just wondering what to expect.

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Old 06-22-2009   #791 (permalink)
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Old 06-26-2009   #792 (permalink)
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Quick question about the weather

Looking at the forecasts and seems PDC is gonna be pretty thundery for the next few days.

The forecasts are pretty vague as I'm sure it isn 't thundery all the time, so my question is. How long can you expect to stay on the beach before it starts to rain and you have to take cover?
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It's that hit and miss is it?

We've only ever been to Playa around April/May and barely saw any rain.
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It's that hit and miss is it?
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Probably more miss
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