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Rain pants middle August

Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances August 2017
#1
Hi. I know it is hot in Le Puy now but I notice thunderstorms forecast. Do I need rain pants? I will be taking a rain coat. Thanks for your help.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Aug-Sept(2016) SJPDP-Finisterre, July-Aug(2017) SJPDP-Muxia-Finisterre, July-Aug(2018) El Norte
#2
Hi. I know it is hot in Le Puy now but I notice thunderstorms forecast. Do I need rain pants? I will be taking a rain coat. Thanks for your help.
If you wear shorts and a poncho the poncho should cover your pack and most of your clothing. Bare legs are waterproof.:D
 

CdnDreamer

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2012, 2015 & 2018) San Salvador (2018)
#4
I walked two weeks in the rain at the end of May/beginning of June. The high for the day was around 18 degrees Celsius and I found it too hot to walk in my raincoat. I had a dollar poncho with me and I used that. It was easy to take off and put on as the rain came and went.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#5
Hi. I know it is hot in Le Puy now but I notice thunderstorms forecast. Do I need rain pants? I will be taking a rain coat. Thanks for your help.
Hi, take rain pants in winter – to keep dry and for insulation from the cold. Don’t bother in summer. Just get wet and dry off when the sun comes out, or at your accommodation.
Jill
 

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KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#6
Hi. I know it is hot in Le Puy now but I notice thunderstorms forecast. Do I need rain pants? I will be taking a rain coat. Thanks for your help.
Hi, Helen,
I think (as already posted above) there's no need for rain pants in July & August on any Camino. Anyway those are summer (usually afternoon) thunderstorms when it's better to take a shelter and not expose yourself to lightnings.
Take care and enjoy!
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" camino
Porto to SdC May 2019
#7
Hi. I know it is hot in Le Puy now but I notice thunderstorms forecast. Do I need rain pants? I will be taking a rain coat. Thanks for your help.
Summer heat + rain + rain pants and you'll sweat like a pig (putting it bluntly). Otherwise you can bet your bottom dollar you'll see rain coming, struggle into your rain pants and it will either be over in a flash (summer storms = high intensity/short duration) or it won't rain at all and you'll be a walking sauna.
Leave them behind in summer.
 

MichaelC

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
August 2017: Le Puy to Santiago
July 2019: Cammino di Assisi (La Verna to Assisi)
#8
It depends what you mean by rain pants, and how far you're walking. I had a pair of cheap, very light pair of rain pants that I'm glad I had. Everyone's body is different, though. For me, I am much more comfortable in rain pants + rain jacket (one that I can unzip) than I am in a poncho.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis, Fall 2016
#9
Hi. I know it is hot in Le Puy now but I notice thunderstorms forecast. Do I need rain pants? I will be taking a rain coat. Thanks for your help.
The short ansewer is, "no." Unfortunately, you cannot walk the Camino and cover every contingency. In gaming parlance, the "odds" are in your favor.
 

gittiharre

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF Austria Czech Le Puy Geneva RLS V. Jacobi V. Regia V. Baltica/Scandinavica Porto Muxia
#10
I used to use an Altus raincoat. I always wear shorts. I have recently switched to a very light cape and prefer this, although I have to roll up the sleeves of my shirtjacket so they don't get wet.
This was fine even on a cold 4 degrees/rainy day as long as I kept moving.
 
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#11

Aishlyn

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del norte(2008) 8 days
Camino frances full length (2014)
Camino podiensis (2018)
#12
Do do,I need rain pants in September and October . .
 

Kitsambler

Jakobsweg Junkie
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy 2010-11, Prague 2012, Nuremberg 2013, Einsiedeln 2015, Geneva 2017-18
#13
Do do,I need rain pants in September and October . .
September on the Le Puy route, no - September can be quite warm. October, particularly late October, and particularly on the higher elevations (Le Puy to Conques), may bear more thought. It depends on when and where you start, and the longer term forecast just before you begin, and your personal preferences.
 

Aishlyn

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del norte(2008) 8 days
Camino frances full length (2014)
Camino podiensis (2018)
#14
I start September 3 at Le Puy and finish October 12 at SJDP. ACCUWEATHER seems to mention rain a lot .
 

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