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Learn how to deal with different types of weather systems in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Vacation destination
- Internet access
- Farmer's almanac
Check the forecast
Get the most accurate forecast for your destination by checking a weather website for the current conditions shortly before you travel. Take advantage of options such as the five- or ten-day forecast available on most weather forecast websites for your desired locale.
Click on the radar
Click on the radar or satellite imagery function commonly available on weather prediction websites to get a visual sense of the forecast for your vacation spot. Use this tool to view the projected path and distribution of storms.
Track seasonal information
Glean a more holistic picture of the potential weather at your destination by tracking down seasonal information on the destination's tourism website or in a farmer's almanac if it's a domestic destination. Use these sources to get a sense of historic averages for temperature and rainfall for your travel dates.
Plan around monsoons
Avoid torrential downpours ruining your beach vacation by knowing when seasonal monsoon or hurricane seasons are at your destination. Heavy rain seasons usually occur in the summer and early fall but check climate info on tourism websites to be sure.
Customize your alerts
Set up weather alerts on your preferred weather forecast website to keep abreast of sudden changes in the forecast for your vacation spot. Now you can pack accordingly and be ready to brave the elements.