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SandRat



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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:15 am    Post subject: Grenadines in July Reply with quote

We are a little anxious about the weather in July, with it being the month with most rain fall we are afraid that we wont have much sunshine? Any opinions and advice is appreciated....

wedding July is our 25th Anniversary
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IWJ Captains try to sail around the weather but that doesn't always work. I did two 12 days in the Grenada and Windward Island ( May and Dec) and only saw alittle rain. Last year (May) sailed 12 days with IWJ around BVI and one night was a wash out but it was a night and 1 out of 12 wasn't bad. I myself don't travel during Hurricane season and the Northeast winter season because of snow. Weather predictions and vacations are always a crap shot. good luck and have fun
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: Grenadines in July Reply with quote

SandRat wrote:
We are a little anxious about the weather in July, with it being the month with most rain fall we are afraid that we wont have much sunshine? Any opinions and advice is appreciated....

wedding July is our 25th Anniversary


Rainfall in the islands tends to be a short time event ... showers followed by a very apologetic sun to dry things out again. Per the Weather Gurus, official hurricane season runs June 1 to November 1, but the Caribbean in general doesn't see much action until the last half of the season and the souhern end (ie. south of St Lucia) has the lowest instance of hurricanes of any area between South America and New Jersey. If you have any doubts, get trip insurance to protect your investment.

No matter the time of year or destination, we always pack those cheap, disposable ponchos you can find in most dollar stores. They fit handily in a camera bag or backpack and can save the day when a quick shower pops up.

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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twenty minutes a day of liquid sunshine. Just remember the five 85s:

85° F air temperature

85° F water temperature

85% humidity

85" of rain in the rainforest of Grenada much less along the coast

And wait for it 85% alcohol content in the rum! whistling cocktail

Which is why I'm mogguh

I've sailed tall ship tallship2 all times of the year and have had near zero rainouts

Lots of hammock and beach love

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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have sailed the past 2 Julys and had no problem with rain. It is HOT though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I do not mind AT ALL traveling during hurricane season in the Windward Islands (Grenada). I have been told that these islands are considered to be 'below the hurricane belt', which basically means that while a hurricane can certainly occur anywhere in the Caribbean, it is far less likely to go that far south. This is why IWJ typically shifts their itinerary for all their ships to sail in this area during those late summer months. I have done it several times and find that while there has been a slight more chance of showers daily, they still last a short period of time and is just enough to cool things off a bit during these more warm months. Go and ENJOY!!
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