Carnival – Don’t Let Rain Stop Play

Discussion in 'Brazil' started by NileGuide, Mar 3, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. Rain, rain, go away, come again another day…preferably after the carnival partying has drawn to a close and the feather boas and tiaras are safely stored away.
    Recent heavy downpours in Rio have led pessimists to assume that Carnival 2011 will be a washout, but weather conditions[​IMG] do look set to improve by the time that the samba schools get set to shimmy their way into the sambodromo on Sunday (March 6).
    A cold front from the southwest has left temperatures “unstable” this week, with the threat of rain hanging heavy over the hard-partying city.
    The sun is set to make at least a brief appearance on Sunday and Monday, however, so make the most of it and join the street parties when the sun shines.
    Even if the weather does its worst to ruin party plans, there’s no need to let the wet conditions dampen your party spirits. Grab an umbrella (you can always make it more festive by jazzing it up with carnival accessories) and keep an eye out for the many sellers who will be hawking oh-so-attractive clear plastic coverups to keep your carnival attire dry when the heavens open. A couple of caipirinhas later, and you’ll be singing (and dancing) in the rain…


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