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Old March 21st, 2007, 01:46 PM
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Default how hot is it in the Bahamas in late July?

want to know whether I should bother at all with long pants.....
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Scorching sun and tepid temperatures mark the month of July in The Bahamas. Travelers will appreciated the cool coastal breezes and the late afternoon storms that keep everything cool and comfortable throughout the month.

Typical Weather in July
July temperatures in The Bahamas range from an average low of 77.0 degrees to an average high of 89.0 degrees

The Bahamas in July: Key Facts
Monthly Averages
High Low Rainfall
(inches) No. of Days
with Rain
89.0° F 77.0° F 6.0 N.A.

Temperature
On a typical July day, during the early morning hours you will probably find the temperature will be around 81.0 degrees. In July, temperatures typically rise to around 87.0 degrees by early afternoon. The temperature in The Bahamas will typically decline by early evening, to approximately 82.6 degrees. Temperatures in The Bahamas average around 82.5 degrees during July.

July Temperatures in The Bahamas by Time of Day
Early Morning Late Morning Early Afternoon Late Afternoon Early Evening Overall
81.0° F 85.8° F 87.0° F 86.0° F 82.6° F 82.5° F

Rain
Rain is least likely to occur in The Bahamas during July around 7:00 AM, and it is most likely to occur around 1:00 PM. As shown below, if a thunderstorm occurs in July, it is most likely to occur around 4:00 PM.
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want to know whether I should bother at all with long pants.....
What dina failed to mention is that the humidity is very, very oppressive at that time of year. And, of course, it's also hurricane season, from which the Bahamas are not exactly immunie. IOW, the period from June to October is not exactly a very good time of year to go to the Bahamas.

As to clothing, I advise people going to a resort in the Bahamas to bring at least a couple sets of attire that would be appropriate for a "casual" evening on a cruise -- either sundresses or skirts and nice tops for ladies and shirts with collars and slacks or khakis for gents. Bahamian culture is much more conservative than American culture, so this sort of attire is the norm in the better restaurants.

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Yes, it will be very hot/humid. But, evenings on the ship will be cooler. I always take long pants as well as shorts and caperi's.
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thanks everyone, I had initially planned to go in June, but couldn't find frequent flyer free air miles on the dates I wanted, or the days before, and had to settle for late July. I will plan for heat and oppressive humidity (just like it will be here at home in Chicago actually!) for the cruise. Sounds like we'll love the evenings on board!
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Recall that long pants are required in the ship's dining rooms.
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thanks everyone, I had initially planned to go in June, but couldn't find frequent flyer free air miles on the dates I wanted, or the days before, and had to settle for late July. I will plan for heat and oppressive humidity (just like it will be here at home in Chicago actually!) for the cruise. Sounds like we'll love the evenings on board!
Ah, compared to the Bahamas in July, Chicago's July is arid. When I say that the Caribbean and the Bahamas tend to have very high humidity in the summer, I'm talking about air so thick that you have to cut your way through it with a machette. And it's like that all day and all night.

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I'm originally from St. Louis, and it is hotter and more humid there in late summer than it is in Miami or the Caribbean! Not just my impression, but statistically true.
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you will not want to wear pants during the day, oppressive humidity levels. A nice pair of pants for dinner would be fine
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thanks everyone, I have only put shorts and t-shirts on my packing list, plus one pair of long white pants and a black soft jacket for air conditioned dining rooms on board. I guess I expected it would be pretty hot and humid.... but we'll somehow survive and aim for early June the next time we cruise down there.
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Advise you pack some handkerchiefs to mop your brow and clean your glasses and camera lens. 8)

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thanks everyone, I have only put shorts and t-shirts on my packing list, plus one pair of long white pants and a black soft jacket for air conditioned dining rooms on board. I guess I expected it would be pretty hot and humid.... but we'll somehow survive and aim for early June the next time we cruise down there.
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Michelle,

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thanks everyone, I have only put shorts and t-shirts on my packing list, plus one pair of long white pants and a black soft jacket for air conditioned dining rooms on board. I guess I expected it would be pretty hot and humid.... but we'll somehow survive and aim for early June the next time we cruise down there.
Forget June. It's already pretty humid then. Go there during the late fall or winter instead. The best time is from December through March, though November and April are okay.

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It is hot and humid, but you should bring long pants with you anyway for the dining room, where it will be cooler.
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