If you’re heading to Disney World, you need to be prepared for intense heat, weather situations that could even lead to funnel clouds, and heavy rain that could create flooding.
We’ve seen flooding impact the parks and stores at times in the past and now a flood advisory is in place that could impact your trip.
WESH 2 News reports that a flood advisory is in effect for Orange County, Florida, one of the counties within which Disney World is located.
The advisory is in place until 5:15PM ET.
According to the advisory, minor flooding could take place in low-lying and poor drainage areas. The Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms, which is what prompted this advisory. Between 1.5 and 2.5 inches of rain has already fallen, and an additional 1 to 2 inches is expected in the area.
The advisory indicates that individuals should be aware of their surroundings and not drive on flooded roads.
Thunderstorms in Orlando are also creating some gusty winds, so be mindful of that.
Gusty thunderstorms over Orange county rn! These thunderstorms are producing gusty winds/heavy rain in the heart of Orlando and east Orlando. Meteorologist @ericburriswesh and I are tracking these storms and the active tropics coming up on @wesh at 4, 5, &6pm pic.twitter.com/tAkEbYiKR0
— Cam Tran WESH (@CamTranTV) September 20, 2022
Here’s a look at the weather in the area.
— News 6 WKMG (@news6wkmg) September 20, 2022
What can you do if you’ll be in Disney World during a strong rainstorm? How can you be prepared for an upcoming trip? Here are a few steps you should take to make sure you’re ready for the weather:
- Check the weather ahead of and DURING your trip. Weather forecasts can change often, so you’ll want to regularly check your weather apps for the latest information.
- Pack those ponchos and umbrellas. Even if the forecast shows a relatively low chance of rain, it’s best to be prepared. If you don’t want to carry the items with you, consider renting a locker to at least have them in the park. Or leave enough room in your budget to buy ponchos in the park if necessary.
- Pack water-friendly shoes or extra socks. There are few things worse than sloshing around a park with soaking wet socks and shoes, so consider packing water-friendly shoes or extra socks so everyone can stay comfortable and dry.
- Watch for ride closures. Some Disney World rides can close when severe weather strikes. Try to knock out those outdoor rides earlier in the day so you can beat the storms.
We’ve got a number of resources to help you get the very best items to help you deal with the rain in Disney. Click here to check out 14 Amazon essentials to survive rainy days in Disney World and click here to see 8 things you’ll regret not having with you when it rains in Disney World.
We’ll keep an eye out for more weather updates and let you know what we find.
We’ve also got a great resource for you when you plan your next Disney World trip – our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining. We wrote our ebook after decades of visiting Disney World so that we could help you have a stress-free vacation!
Have you ever been to Disney World when it has flooded? Tell us in the comments.
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