Rain

September 21, 2005 at 3:39 pm 5 comments

It’s just started raining, the type of rain that I call ‘proper rain.’ One of the things I disliked most about living in England was the rain there. It drizzled on and off for ages. Not enough to really drench the place and make everything look different. No exciting thunder storms. And it kept going, and going, and going. When it stopped, the sky would still be grey. And then it would start again.

Here, it’s different. You can tell when it is going to start. Everywhere gets darks. The thunder starts. The lightning streaks across the sky. People peer nervously outside. Those of us in an office start to save our work lots in case the electricity goes. And then the heavens open. The rain comes bucketing down. Suddenly the road becomes a river. If you step outside, you are instantly drenched through.

But despite all of this, it seems that half of Kingston have the urge to get into their cars whenever it rains. The roads become clogged. And everyone ends up just sat in their car, watching the rain.

And then, it stops.

And shortly afterwards, the sun comes out again. And everywhere feels fresh and clean. But the cars are still on the road!

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  • 1. Guyana-Gyal  |  September 21, 2005 at 5:58 pm

    What I love about rain in Jamaica is the way the mountains get covered in mist afterwards, and the place is cool. I love that dark, broody, moody look of rain in Jamaica.

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  • 2. Anonymous  |  September 21, 2005 at 7:21 pm

    tell me something, was it just me or was the thunder today a little different from normal?

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  • 3. Kingston Girl  |  September 22, 2005 at 1:52 pm

    it was loud! i heard it from my office in the middle of a building ..

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  • 4. damanimichael  |  September 22, 2005 at 2:59 pm

    not only that there was like 5 in a row!! mi nuh know, dem weather ya nuh normal.

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  • 5. JD Lusan  |  September 29, 2005 at 12:27 am

    Great blog about the rain in JA. I miss it.

    Reply

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