Wednesday, November 22, 2006

It rained!

I have been here over 6 months and had yet to see rain. None. Not a drop. In fact it was rare to even have a cloudy day, in the summer sandstorms were more common than boring-old clouds. But now the weather is getting cooler (ie under 30C) and for the first time since I arrived it rained.

Not a fierce downpour or anything, more like a 2-hour Vancouver drizzle, but as soon as someone noticed everyone in the office went up to the windows to see it.

I'll wait and see what happens in a few days, maybe the desert will start blooming like you see in National Geographic photos. We'll see.


Anonymous said...

So, what happened?

Glen McKay said...

Nothing. The sand got somewhat muddy. Pretty disappointing but I take solace in the fact that the relentless dust is gone for a while. It absolutely poured the other day, just before the Asian Games opening ceremony started. Some coworkers of mine who had seats got drenched. Would have been ironic if the Asian Games opening ceremony in a desert country got postponed due to rain.