Well we have has quite the show this evening. It has been hot and humid and this morning when I went to bed after my work shift it was actually ok. I slept by around 9 am and when I woke up at 3:30 pm it was so damn hot and humid that I was sweating from my head onto my pillow sheets.
So damn hot and sweating from every pore in my body. And since I work nights, I don’t leave the windows open after 9 or 10 pm since we get insects coming in (a few nights ago I also had a flying cockroach come in and luckily I was able to kill it and throw it out via the balcony) which is a no-no. So I drink a lot of cold water, adding ice to my water and drinking a lot of cold juice that I buy from the grocery store or 7up or Coke.
Today evening though it was a different scene altogether. At 5:15 pm I went in to get a nice, long shower and as soon as I stepped out I knew that we were in for some rain. It was dark and cloudy and it looked like we were in for a thunderstorm. It was declared in the news that there would be thunderstorms this week and I believe that there is a cyclone off the coast of Sri Lanka and that could be affecting the weather here. I got my coffee and a little snack ready, hoping that it would just rain but no thunder and lightning.
No sooner than I sat down, than it started to rain. And it poured! As I started hearing the sounds of thunder and saw lightning out from the corner of my eye, I pulled out all the plugs of devices and sat in the middle of the room under the fan and drank my coffee and ate my snack. And then the lightning starting to strike. It was loud and it was so close by. A few times I thought it had hit a building near to my place but I don’t think it actually did. It lasted for around 90 minutes and then by 7pm the rain was reduced to a slight rainfall.
Man that was scary!