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BTW, in the tropics, it is often worth putting on foul weather gear for some of the heavier storms, as the water is very cold, relative to the ambient air temperature. Rain, from a thunderstorm's cumulonimbus cloud, is often falling from 20,000 feet above the ground, and its temperature may be close to freezing. It doesn't take long, standing out on the deck in your t-shirt and shorts, for the rain to thoroughly chill you.
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watch out for lightening.....not a good time to be sailing (or diving).
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Make sure your boat has a full size bimini over the cockpit, and you can sit ourt and enjoy watching the rain without getting wet...
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