Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Rainy Season Approaches

Summer is almost over, there's actually clouds in the sky and the threat of rain hangs overhead. In truth I can't wait for the rain, months and months of dust and hot temperatures gets to you after a while so it'll be nice to have some clean air.

This also means it's flooding season. As usual there will suddenly be a lot of rain and then streets will flood and turn into small lakes. This time is Government is trying to prepare people for it, I've seen ads up around town, in Arabic and English, warning people about the pending rains and how to protect themselves a bit from flooding. Also I've noticed at a few intersections in town there's been work installing drains so that they won't flood. In the past the water builds up at the roundabouts and slows the traffic down, which leads to big traffic jams. It's not fun. Doha rarely receives just a bit of drizzle or a light rain, if it rains it's a lot of rain in a short period of time.

It's overcast right now, could see rain tonight.

(Edit to add: Yep, it rained)

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