Monday, 8 June 2009

Summer Rain

I was off to the gym, and took a quick look outside to decide what to wear. The yellow pre-storm light told me I would be going nowhere, and sure enough a few minutes later I heard a crashing sound - the rain starting. I'm not sure if China has a monsoon or not, but the summer rains here are certainly impressive. Ten minutes later, there was over a foot of water in the yard, and my friend had to cycle back from the gym knee deep in water.


  1. That is a mind-boggling amount of water to fall in ten minutes! And I thought 6 inches in 10 minutes in New Orleans was bad!

    Sorry I was out of line. I will try to stay in line.

  2. OMGosh! That's so cool! I haven't seen rain like that since the Azores Islands in Portugal. I miss crazy, exciting days like that now! Enjoy them while they last! And erm, yes... the Azores had a monsoon season! LOL! Jenni