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Just how rainy is it in Cancun/Tulum/Zipolite right now?

I'm thinking of a last minute vacation to Tulum or Zipolite, but the weather is showing as rainy every day for the next seven days. I'm wondering if this just means short showers each day, and it's otherwise sunny enough and a fine enough time to visit, or if I should look elsewhere for a vacation? I could potentially go to Mexico City / Oaxaca first for a week or so, and then the beach afterwards if that might help the weather situation. Thanks for any and all advice!
posted by User7 on Sep 19, 2014 - 4 answers

60% chance of rain

What does it mean when the weather forecast says that there is a 60% chance of rain? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Apr 8, 2014 - 11 answers

awful running weather trifecta

After months of training, I’m due to run my first 5k on Saturday morning. It’s going to be quite cold. And windy. And pouring rain. Thinking about it makes me shiver, and really, really not want to run it. Can you help me not quit it and get through the rain? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Nov 20, 2013 - 37 answers

How do you know to cancel an event if the rain hasn't started yet?

When should you cancel an outdoor event because of rain? When the chance of rain is 50%? 75%? When there is a little lightning bolt in the picture? [more inside]
posted by smirkyfodder on Jul 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Where is that rain coming from?

Several people I know here in Chicago, including myself, have witnessed very small isolated rain showers. They are usually no more than 6 feet in diameter, clearly not coming from a building, no clouds in the sky. One of saw this happen in a wide open intersection, one in an open quad area and one on a sidewalk. These showers tend to last anywhere from 40 seconds to 2 minutes and seem to be coming from absolutely nowhere. They are clearly unusual enough that people stop, stare, comment and try to locate it's source. Is this a naturally occurring phenomenon? Is there a name for it? Where is that rain coming from?
posted by smich on Oct 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Yosemite in the rain

yosemite in the rain: does it suck? [more inside]
posted by supermedusa on May 6, 2011 - 7 answers

How can I find discrete geographic areas around the world which meet certain meteorological conditions?

I need to identify certain areas of the world - figure zip cod/international analogue is discrete enough, although more granular is preferred - which meet a variety of meteorological conditions. [more inside]
posted by dyerfr on Apr 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Instrumental music for rainy days?

Recommendations for instrumental music that goes well with rain? [more inside]
posted by fake on Dec 19, 2010 - 45 answers

Help me, I'm melllltiiiing!

I don't like being wet! Please give me your rain hacks! [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Nov 15, 2010 - 31 answers

Rain and Intrigue

What are some films similar in atmosphere to Polanski's The Ghost Writer (The Ghost) [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Sep 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Water/weather songs...

Help me find songs about water and weather! [more inside]
posted by lemonade on Jul 7, 2010 - 37 answers

How to defog the windows without air-conditioning?

How do I de-fog my windshield without air-conditioning on a cold, rainy day? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Mar 30, 2010 - 28 answers

Should I travel to Southeast Asia in the rainy season?

If I'm planning a trip to Southeast Asia in late September/early October, should I be concerned about the weather? [more inside]
posted by josh.ev9 on Jan 30, 2010 - 4 answers

Impervius!

Underground in a secret lab, the hive mind works feverishly and with a single purpose: to create...the perfect Boston bicyclist! Impermeable to wind, water, ice, slush, and mud, there's nothing Boston can throw at him that he can't handle! [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Dec 9, 2009 - 18 answers

Sorry, I can't come into work today, it's drizzling and my car is stuck...

Possibly going to move and work as a caretaker of a small farm-sanctuary in upstate NY. The problem? It's on a windy, steep dirt road and my car is less than good. Help! [more inside]
posted by firei on Sep 5, 2009 - 10 answers

St. Lucia Honeymoon - Weather Worries

Should we go to St. Lucia for our honeymoon next week, or hold out for better weather? [more inside]
posted by anomie on Oct 27, 2008 - 6 answers

San Francisco Storms

Should I be scared of these 3 big storms about to slam into San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by mto on Jan 2, 2008 - 42 answers

Why does my DSL blink on and off when in bad weather? How can I fix it?

Why does my DSL blink on and off when in bad weather? How can I fix it? It's not as straightforward as it seems... [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Aug 9, 2007 - 7 answers

What's with the UK weather in July 2007?

Weather experts: What's happening to cause the bizarre UK weather these past four weeks? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on Jul 20, 2007 - 8 answers

Where is it likely to be raining closest to Southern California?

Where is the closest place to Southern California that it's likely to be raining or have some good thunderstorms? I'm willing to drive several hours. This rain needs to happen around the middle/end of August. [more inside]
posted by cheeken on Jul 18, 2007 - 15 answers

Help me avoid rain in China.

I'm on vacation in China - there's only one problem: I Hate Rain. Can you help me plan a new itinerary with as little rain as possible? Also, which online weather sites are reliable? [more inside]
posted by matkline on May 15, 2007 - 6 answers

Coppery/iron-like smell in the air after it rains?

Where I grew up in a suburb of LA, a coppery/iron-like smell, reminiscent of pennies or blood, would always waft unpleasantly through the air after it rained. I could never locate its source. Has anyone else had this experience, and what causes this?
posted by shivohum on Apr 6, 2007 - 18 answers

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