While I know a lot of people worry about whether they'll get rained on during their stay, quite often when it does rain it doesn't last a long time and you can usually expect to see storms in the late afternoon, mostly during the summer months. Rain is pretty easy to handle-a few ponchos that you buy beforehand at your local dollar store will let you keep on roaming the parks. Be sure to check out my earlier post on what to do at WDW when it's raining for ideas to keep you dry.
|Just throw on a poncho and keep on going!|
|Sunscreen (including lip balm with sunscreen in it), hat, sunglasses-necessities in the Florida sun!|
Now, back to those cooler months. Things start to cool off a bit around mid to late October and stay that way until around the end of March. December thru February is usually extraordinarily pleasant with very little rain, comfortable temperatures usually with highs in the mid-70s and plenty of sun. But don't let that fool you--every now and then it can get a bit chilly, especially during the winter nights when you might see temperatures dip into the 50s or even 40s (and yes, 30s are not unheard of!). Okay, Florida's idea of chilly might be your idea of shorts and a tank top back home, but relatively speaking...you get my drift, right? And for a real anomaly, look no further than Disney's Marathon Weekend from 2010. That Saturday we had snow flurries, sleet and freezing rain and on Sunday after the wet weather moved out, lows dipped into the teens in the early hours of the pre-dawn morning. Yes, really.
So your Tuesday tip is to be prepared--check and re-check the weather before you go. WDW's zip code is 32830, so you can use that on whichever is your favorite weather site to check your 10-day, 5-day, and next day forecast so you can plan appropriately-not just for those bikinis and shorts, but also for those sweatshirt and jacket kind of days. And remember, regardless of the temperature, rain or clouds...always, always, always bring your sunscreen.
How do you prepare for the crazy Florida weather for your WDW trips? What's the wildest, oddest or most unexpected weather you've experienced while at WDW?