The Monsoon Update

Well the monsoon took it’s time in being consistent but it looks to be pretty consistent from the last few days. Usually we have heavy rainfall from June 1st onwards but although it did rain, it wasn’t like the previous years. After all the heat we suffered through I was hoping that we’d have a nice solid monsoon season. And meteorologists did predict a much heavier rainfall that earlier seasons (I’m sure some people were looking into building arcs) but it hasn’t been that case so far. In truth it has actually been more like a disappointment even though the rain has picked up quite a bit in July.

For most of the last few days it’s been raining early in the morning and stops around 7 or 7:30 am. Then it is mostly sunshine with occasional bursts of rain fall. It goes away in the late afternoon (probably to allow most of the office going crowd to go back home in a little peace) and then picks up at night. This way the nights are cool, the mornings are cold and the afternoons are mostly warm! Hmmm it might be ok for some but I like it to be a bit more warmer in the mornings – it’s not that great to take a bath in cold water! Like my cousin Sujith says – while living/working in Bangalore he didn’t have a water heater in his bathroom and during the colder days he would take a cold shower in the morning with icy cold water & scream all the while! The same is now true during the cold mornings we have during the Kerala mornings – is it that cold? Probably not to some in countries that have much colder temperatures. But for us – it’s too cold. Cold enough to imagine my sperm being frozen while still in the sack, as I take a bath in cold water.

I hope we do get lots more rain though. Especially in the Iddukki area because of the dams there and well we are dependent on the rain water for our electricity needs and supply. So yes more & more rain please. Only, could it be more in the afternoons and less in the early mornings?

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