The Effects of Humidity in Florida Theme Park Heat
Florida is blessed with a sub tropical climate and that brings with it heat and humidity!
Most of us can all relate to the weather being more uncomfortable in the damp humidity, but the totalorlando team wanted to know a little more about why the Florida weather seems so much warmer than anywhere else on earth!
With Florida temperatures often well into the 90s, the beautiful year round climate is a huge attraction for tourists looking to escape the chilly reality back home!
From time to time, just about any climate can combine a few conditions to create the odd ‘sticky’ and humid evening, where a night’s sleep is a battle with the elements and bed sheets!
The result is win/win.
Air-con cools the air and removes the hidden water from the air in our homes.
High Humidity restricts moisture from leaving your body!
(It can be easier to think of your sweat being trapped by a blanket of hot damp air)
What effect does Humidity have on the air temperature in Florida?
It just feels worse on a humid day.
If you were working hard outdoors or performing strenuous sporting activities you’d need to take extreme care!
Advice for theme park guests in high heat and humidity conditions
- Our advice generally is to research your vacation as best you can before you set off to Orlando. It makes the most of your time and money. The more you know, the smoother things should go!
- Have an Itinerary for your time in Orlando. Try to pick which parks you want to visit, shopping trips, lazy days by the pool.
- Keep an eye on the weather channels and take note of temperatures and humidity
- If things look hot and sticky, that’s a perfect day to swap days around and hit the water parks, air conditioned shopping mall, or lazy day by the pool
- Always keep replacing that lost liquid. Fresh water is better than soda
- Try not to stay out in exposed sunlit areas for more than a few minutes
- Mist sprays do work, they cause water to run off your skin which cools you.
- Read our article on avoiding dehydration!
- Read our article on sunscreen care!
- Do not drink alcohol in excess before a hot humid day in the parks!
- If you show any signs of excessive tiredness, stop, find a cool spot and seek medical attention immediately!
Avoiding the risk of heat exhaustion in Orlando
Millions of tourists have a vacation of a lifetime each year by ensuring that they drink plenty of water, take frequent breaks in air conditioned spaces and avoid excessive exertion, particularly on very hot and humid days.
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