Tracking the Rain

Well, on April 1, we got our first rain for the new Gregorian year. I thought’d be interesting for us to track just how much it rains here, which is not a lot. There are about 1-2 rainy seasons per year where it will rain for days and then no rain to be seen for months. Also to note, which I mentioned on my weather page, it typically rains only in the afternoon before/around Asr time. This year, I’ve noticed that it has rained as early as about 11am…..

My intent is to tally up the days of rain that we receive….

April 1, 2008: Light rain/drizzle

April 8, 2008: Thunderstorm, hail.

May 1, 2008: Light rain and light thunder and lightning.

May 2, 2008: Heavier rain than yesterday.

May 3, 2008 Still heavier rain

May 5, 2008 Heavier rain, hail, lightning

May 7, 2008 light to heavy rain

May 8, 2008

May 9, 2008

May 10, 2008

May 11, 2008 started out heavy then lightened up pretty quickly

May 15, 2008

Thought the rain was gone, but it is back:

May 29, 2008

May 30, 2008 Rain, loud crackling thunder, lightning

May 31, 2008 Hail; lightning

June 11, 2008 Light rain, lightning

June 12, 2008

June 26, 2008

July – a few days in the beginning of strong rain and thunder and lightning 

For a little more info on the weather here as well as a video of flooding last year (2007) in Sana’a, please see my weather page.

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