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Old 05-03-2009, 12:07 PM
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Planning on moving to Tampa and was wondering how the afternoons are here during the summer time. I've heard that it rains almost everyday and that it starts about 4pm or so.

How do people that work play outdoor sports during this time? Does it rain for hours most of the time in the afternoon? In my case, I love to play tennis after work, around 6:30 pm or so, is it raining most of the time during the summer at this time?

Thanks for your feedback!
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:38 PM
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If you live in Tampa you get to play tennis everyday the entire year, if you want to.
All sports are doable the whole year.
Nice, isn't it?
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:50 PM
Location: Tampa
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Summer is our rainy season. It usually rains around 3:00 to 4:00. It rains very hard lasting only 15 minutes to 30 minutes. You plan your day around the rain. Play tennis in the morning or evening. It is very hot and humid during the day. The mornings and evening are a bit cooler. We get up into the mid 90's (every day) and the humidity is what is most oppressive. The mornings it is only 78 degrees, but still humid.

We can still get evening rains, but mostly late afternoon downpours from the afternoon heating. By 6 pm, most of the time, the rains are gone. The courts may be still wet.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:59 PM
Location: Tampa, FL
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Would get good if you found courts w/ hard-tru surfaces - so a good daily rain shower will keep them in shape
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