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What temperature for a sun holiday?

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shelldockley Tue 29-Apr-14 15:58:40

If you were booking a holiday where you wanted to spend most of your time in a bikini, by the pool, what minimum temperature would you require?

Sister and I are booking, she insists 20-22 is fine, I think over 25 C.

SooticaTheWitchesCat Wed 30-Apr-14 10:22:19

Definitely over 25c, I would rather it be 30c, I love hot sunny weather smile

ThisIsYourSong Wed 30-Apr-14 10:24:02

It doesn't really matter what other people think, as it's personal preference. You'll need to find somewhere that you both can live with...

kissmyheathenass Wed 30-Apr-14 12:41:26

I think over 25. Dh reckons 22 is fine - brrrr. We are looking for a half term sun holiday at the moment and I am refusing to look at anywhere with under 25 as a May average. If the pool's too cold the dcs will be seriously fed-up.

specialsubject Wed 30-Apr-14 16:10:40

be aware that many pools are unheated (energy waste) and will not be that warm in late May.

the sea is usually warmer and a lot cleaner.

very strong UV at that time so rashies, board shorts and slap on the suncream!

shelldockley Wed 30-Apr-14 21:33:15

ThisIsYourSong it's not so much that we disagree, it's more that we can't remember how hot 20/25 is smile It seems most people are agreeing with me then. I'm pretty sure I remember it needing to be over 25 before I get the flip flops out normally grin

Bunbaker Fri 02-May-14 21:02:27

20-22 degrees is too cold for a bikini for me. I would be in T-shirts and shorts/jeans.
25-30 degrees is perfect weather for a sun holiday IMO.

OverAndAbove Fri 02-May-14 22:10:14

We seem to be a warm blooded family as we all like it to be over 30 but would be in swimwear at 22 plus - I think most people however would want at least 25 getting to 28 at midday to be on a lounger in a bikini.

deepinthewoods Mon 12-May-14 08:39:49

20-22 is too cold. Also consider the evening temperature. A daytime max of 22 degrees would probably drop to 15 degrees in the evening, too cold to sit outside in light clothing.

One of the pleasure of a warm holiday is al fresco dining in the evening, I would want a minimum of 23 degrees at 9pm, so daytimes would have to be 30 or so,

BB01 Mon 12-May-14 09:22:24

I'm going against the grain - 22 plenty warm enough for me as long as it's sunny

DelGirl Mon 12-May-14 09:23:51

25 and over definitely

Artandco Mon 12-May-14 09:26:44

Nearer 30 for me

The uk is often around 20 at beginning of summer and that's still thin cardigan and Jeans weather to me. 25 is dress with no tights. 28-30 is by pool.

Bare in mind if its a windy place ie the canaries then you want it to be hotter as the wind will feel cooler

MandarinCheesecake Tue 13-May-14 12:01:12

An average of 25 and upwards for me. We go away every May and have have had temps as high as 42.

We went to Fuerteventura a couple of years ago in May and despite the wind, the heat was intense and stifling. In fact it got too hot to sit out as you could feel your skin burning after 10 minutes, Not to mention the feeling of not being able to breath. So don't let the wind fool you!

Off to Lanzarote next week so hopefully will be a bit more of a pleasant experience!!

fussychica Thu 15-May-14 14:18:39

Lived in Spain for 8 years - DH & I decided anything over 20 pleasant if the sun is out, 28 degrees was the perfect temperature. Over 35 starts to become too hot for doing much and 40 plus is bloody awful. The drier the heat the hotter I can stand.

mrsnec Thu 15-May-14 14:25:15

It's 27 here today and it's perfect but still too cold for me to swim!

rookiemater Sat 17-May-14 15:56:02

It would need to be 25+ for bikini weather for me ( actually no weather is suitable for my body in a bikini at the minute blush). We like the temperature around 28-32 which is what it generally is in Tenerife in October, most summer destinations far too hot for us.

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