Afternoon shower


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Yesterday, like most days, it rained in the afternoon. I reckon about 80% of the time it rains in the afternoons — between 2 and 5pm usually. This time, I decided to film some, because… well, just because.

See it on Vimeo.

It’s not wet season at the moment, although reports differ depending on which part of the country you’re in, and which online message board google serves you up:

For Malaysia specifically… east islands (Perhentians, Tioman, Redang) wet season is Nov-March (and most islands actually completely shut down so you can’t physically get there), west islands (Langkawi, etc) April-October. Inland, Malaysia gets a healthy dose of rain and sunshine all year round and it’s nearly always hot, except for up in the highlands where it’s lovely and cool quite often.

But you’re probably best to check KL weather patterns on good ol’ Wikipedia:

…which is warm and sunny, along with abundant rainfall, especially during the northeast monsoon season from October to March. Temperatures tend to remain constant. Maximums hover between 31 and 33 °C (88 and 91 °F) and have never exceeded 37 °C (99 °F), while minimums hover between 22 and 23.5 °C (72 and 74 °F) and have never fallen below 19 °C (66 °F). Kuala Lumpur typically receives 2,266 mm (89.2 in) of rain annually; June and July are relatively dry, but even then rainfall typically exceeds 125 mm (5 in) per month.

That’s it from the weatherman.

Back to you Robin…

Ps. It might be worth noting that this is what the view normally looks like:

  • Michelle
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    Michelle Michelle

    Yup – that’s rain! boy oh boy is that rain.

    • bart
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      bart bart

      Yes, yes it is. Do people in Oz still remember what rain is? I remember the first time I stayed in NZ with Kelly when she was working there, and it rained all Sunday long. Good, hard rain. I remember thinking that I hadn’t see rain like that for a loooong time.