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Where is it not raining on the island?

Buffalo, NY
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Where is it not raining on the island?

We are in rio grande right now and it's been a washout since we've woken up...we have a jeep and are willing to take a day trip to a drier part of island. The radar looks ok in rincon? Our concierge said it is a 3 hour drive...does it really take that long? Any other suggestions of closer beaches where it may be dry?

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1. Re: Where is it not raining on the island?

Looks like it is heading west, so you don't want to go to Rincon. The Southern part of the island is much dryer, almost desrt like. Dry Forest, Cactus. Check out Ponce, nice town.

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2. Re: Where is it not raining on the island?

Sounds great! Are there any beaches down there?

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3. Re: Where is it not raining on the island?

There are no beaches in Ponce. But there are other things to check out: the museums, the indigenous park (paradise-puertorico.com/things_to_do/…), La Guancha, the Serralles Castle.

Be sure to stop at Guavate for some roasted pork.

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4. Re: Where is it not raining on the island?

Thank you!

Rio Grande, PR
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5. Re: Where is it not raining on the island?

Caribbean radar shows heavy rain moving (from the west) into the south-west part of the island right now. Looks like south part of island might get hit later today.

Pretty nice right now in Rio Grande (relatively speaking).

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6. Re: Where is it not raining on the island?

Rayin-I'm still here in rio grande (waiting for my husband to get off a conference call)- and it does seen to be clearing. I've been hanging on a lounge on the beach-getting a few sprinkles but that's ok! We may just end of staying here if the rain is moving to other directions on the island.

Would today be a good day for El Yunque?

Rio Grande, PR
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7. Re: Where is it not raining on the island?

We live up on the mountain, at the edge of El Yunque NF. We've received about 4" of rain in the past 24 hours. Expect the forest to be muddy, and stay out of streams, rivers, and waterfalls.

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8. Re: Where is it not raining on the island?

Is it still raining in RG? I will be on my way there in a few minutes... weather at the metro area is lousy!

Rio Grande, PR
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9. Re: Where is it not raining on the island?

It hasn't rained (on our property) for about 2 hours. There's lots of cloud cover, though it is bright (note I did not say "summy") out.

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10. Re: Where is it not raining on the island?

Thanks, Ray. On my way already...