Photo credit The National. You can find more photos of the rain here. After days of grey skies and wind and dust, we woke up to rain this morning. I know I heard some pitter patter at the break of dawn but didn't realize it had been raining heavily outside. I mean, c'mon, it's already … Continue reading Tuesday’s surprise: rain, in late March!
The months of July-August (our scheduled vacation to the Philippines) is rainy season. We could have chosen better time like the peak of summer from March-May though the weather is hot but at least plans won't be squashed by torrential rains and thunderstorms but oh well, we can only travel once school is out so … Continue reading July and August is rainy season in the Philippines
I heard someone squeal in the office corridor, near the window. You'd think someone jumped from inside the building. But now, it's just rained in Dubai and one of the lady employees shrieked. Rain doesn't happen often so it is welcomed with so much joy. And this kind of weather lands in the front news. … Continue reading First Dubai rain in 2014
I told you it would rain in November. It always did for the past six Novembers that we've been here! Today is the last day of the month and November decided she'll leave with an impression: RAIN!! I'm not talking of little spits of tiny raindrops that don't even last for five minutes. I'm talking … Continue reading November exited with grandeur – RAIN!
You know what November means for us desert dwellers? Cooler, nicer weather and RAIN! I started a poll in 2009 to let my readers predict the first rain of the season. Rain comes to Dubai only on the cooler months between November to March. The last time it rained here this year was March (I … Continue reading Predict Dubai’s first rain of the season 2012
UPDATE: This is the part where I'm allowed to say, OH SHIT! It's 5:30 pm in Dubai, November 8 and? it RAINED. I love you rain but you were not supposed to pour on the day I post the predict-the-Dubai-rain contest! Such a kill joy! Sorry friends, I have to close this. It rained on … Continue reading Predict Dubai’s first rain of the season 2010!
The sands were moving as I got down from the bus on my way home yesterday afternoon. The wind was strong. Sandstorm! * Photo not my own but still depicting the sandstorm in Dubai. * I couldn't open my eyes because unfortunately, I was walking on the opposite direction as the wind. The wind picked … Continue reading Sandstorm, thunderstorm, what next?
Seriously, you gotta think that something's amiss. It is RAINING, hard, in Dubai, in March! The last rain we got was around the first week of January and usually no wet day until around November/December - at least in my two years of stay here, it never rained in March in 2007 and 2008. And … Continue reading Rain, in March?
We're having continuous bad weather for three consecutive days now. Dubai bad weather means gray skies and dropletsof rain but this morning, we woke up to a real downpour. The forecast says more rain will be expected today. Rain is a rare occurrence here in the UAE (although it has rained a lot in 2007 … Continue reading It’s raining but I don’t mind
I knew these morning clouds were up to something. By 9 am last Thursday, it rained again for an hour flooding the streets and creating massive traffic. Some roads are blocked, some have closed 2 lanes out of 4 as no one wants to pass in the deep flood water. Splash! Weee! Even the flyover was … Continue reading when it rains, it (simply) floods