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Accuweather - accurate 3 weeks out?

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Accuweather - accurate 3 weeks out?

We are planning to visit Sarasota from the 11th March for 4 nights and we are a little concerned about accuweather forecast which is showing cloudy and rainy.

We are coming from the freezing cold UK so we are desperate for sun!!!

Do you find that accuweather is accurate 3 weeks out or is it too far ahead?

We have checked the weather for March 2013 and temperatures were low 20s but not sure if sunny/cloudy

Many thanks in advance

Gill

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1. Re: Accuweather - accurate 3 weeks out?

First of all, there will be more sun that in the UK, whatever the weather.

Second, 10 days out, the forecast is very accurate.

Every winter is different, last year Feb was warm and March was cold. So you can't base it on last year as much as this year 10 days out.

Lastly 4 days is only part of a weather week. As I think you are hardly coming to fl for 4 days total, if you choose the wrong 4 dasy for Sarasota, you will hav sun other days during your FL trip elsewhere.

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2. Re: Accuweather - accurate 3 weeks out?

I wouldn't worry about it at this point in time. Often Accuweather isn't accurate just a week ahead. Our weather typically is "iffy" in January and February with occasional cold spells lingering, but as you get into March the cold spells are less frequent and less long. So the odds are in your favor. Just to help you think warm thoughts, in 2012 the temperatures were in the upper 20's by mid-March.

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3. Re: Accuweather - accurate 3 weeks out?

Hi Gill,

In the past couple weeks the weather has warmed up, with temperatures routinely in upper 20s. I'd say you'd still want to pack a jacket just in case. If you haven't been to Florida before, our weather will tend to sometimes be sporadic, so even if there is rain one hour it's typically does not stay that way an entire day. I would not bet on any forecast more than a few days out.

Hope this helps!

Eddie,

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