Whatever the Weather: Advice on Holidaying in Florida From Cosmos

Jun 25, 2012, 07:00 ET from Cosmos Holidays

LONDON, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

When booking and planning a holiday, naturally you're hoping for sunshine and praying that it does not rain, but when visiting somewhere like Florida, you have to be prepared for any weather. Although Florida is known as the Sunshine State, and for good reason, it can be home to some pretty extreme weather conditions.

It can be advisable to book your Cosmos Disneyland holidays in September or October. The weather is still warm but much less humid, giving you less chance of being caught in a storm, and there are lots of Disney celebrations going on in October such as Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for kids, or Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios for teenagers and adults. December can also be an excellent time for holidays to Florida. Disneyland is even more magical around Christmas, with amazing displays and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and, for those who are used to British winters, the weather will still seem fairly mild.

How to prepare for Florida's weather extremes

Packing for family holidays can be daunting, but so long as you make sure the items you're packing are practical and flexible, and keep an eye on the weather forecast before you leave, you'll have no problems. Rain ponchos are great to take because they are small and easy to carry but perfect if rain hits. Weather can change dramatically in a matter of seconds in Florida.

However, storms in Florida can sometimes last for only a few minutes, so it is often the incredible heat that you have to watch out for. Even those who live in Florida find the heat unbearable at times. Just a couple of days ago, the extremely high temperatures, which were originally thought to be of an advantage to the Florida team, led to changes being made in a College World Series game of baseball, demonstrating that even the natives weren't used to the blistering heat.

Suncream and sunhats are vital items to take when visiting Florida, but those used to cooler climates should try to avoid being outdoors around the middle of the day, as this is when the sun is at its hottest and also when the thunderstorms are likely to hit. Fortunately there is plenty to do in Florida, no matter what type of holiday you are having, so whether you decide to enjoy a late lunch during this time, catch a movie or visit DisneyQuest, an interactive and indoor theme park in downtown Disney, there are so many alternatives to being outside. Being prepared on a holiday to Florida is essential, but whatever the weather, you're guaranteed the holiday of a lifetime.

Cosmos is one of the most established UK tour operators, providing holidays to over 65 destinations annually. Book your holiday to Florida from Cosmos  today and get great discounts.

For more information contact Robert Foulkes at Robert.Foulkes@Monarch.co.uk, or on +44(0)1582-398122.

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