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Rain and thunder storm

Today I gave up. I decided that it is too much to ask me to wear proper shoes in this weather, so I walked to the hospital wearing my shower slippers. It has been raining for about two weeks now. It started in the end or April and I have heard that it should end in two weeks. There has been hours and even a whole days when it doesn’t rain. I think once there was even two days in a row when it didn’t rain!

In the beginning the rain was really light. I didn’t even need my umberella all the time. For couple of days this rain has been really heavy and constant. It can start in a hearbeat and there is no end to it. Yesterday evening there was also some lightnings and thunder. When I went to sleep there was thunder, I woke up because of thunder in the morning and guess what we have now? That is right! Thunder! One lightning struck so close that I almost got an heart attack because of the noise.

Yesterday I walked outside in the evening. I had some staird in my route and I literally walked upstream for a while since there was a river in the stairs. I have almost stepped on a frog two times this month and last night even my umberella didn’t save me from getting soaked. I must admit that this rain is really interesting.. This is so different than in Finland that I am not even dissapointed with the weather. I’m mainly just amused. I’m constantly wondering, how can this be? Rain again? Really? And laughing inside my head since everything feels so unreal. If you can figure out some good proverbs describing heavy rain in english, I would like to hear those. I can only think of the Finnish ones.

Temperature is still over 20 degrees. Lowest has been 22 and highest nearly 30 or a bit over that. I wonder how the temperature will be next month when there should be less rain. This will be interesting. I guess that if I would live here, this rain would be annoying. Or then I would just get used to it, since it is raining all the time! Humidity has been over 70 % for a long time now. Yesterday it was 83 or something.. I heard that in finland humidity is something like 20-30 %. Must be nice, huh?

Oh and today I experienced my first earthquake in Taiwan. If I can say that because I didn’t notice anything. I only know that there was an earthquake because two PT’s came to ask if I am afraid of earthquakes. I was a bit confused before I realized that there has been one couple minutes ago. I did notice that one of the windows made some different noice than usually, but I just thought that it must have been because of the wind.

Weather

We have had a really odd winter in Finland this year. Usually we have nicely snow and long times of cold weather. Now it is March and it feels like the end of April. Almost all of the snow have melted and we haven’t had any proper cold days in weeks. I have seen GREEN! Usually it is not until maybe end of this month when one can see some liveliness in nature.

maisema

The end of the January in Finland 2014

talvi 2013

Winter 2013 was more like a normal one.

In Taiwan at the moment we have about 15-20 degrees of celcius and humidity is something between 60-95%. In a month this place will be a sauna. I felt a bit stupid when I packed some long sleeved shirts with me. “Come on, 15 degrees! It won’t need any of this stuff!” Then I came here and realized that humidity makes a world of difference. I have almost as much clothes on as in Finland when there is -10 degrees.. I’m not joking!

While walking and being on the move it’s not that bad, but when you slow down, or worse, stop! Then the cold creeps in. This humidity takes cold to the skin and sometimes I feel that it’s in my bones too. I have even have some thoughts about buying more warm clothes.

portaat

This doesn’t look that cold does it?

In addition it raind all the time here. Well, not all the time, but a lot. Actually so much that is can be seen on the architecture. In Taipei they have rainsheds over the sidewalks. Only time you need your umberella is when you cross the street. I already broke my umberella a bit because I was opening and closing it so much while walking.

sadekatos

There are the rainsheds supported by the pillars.

Right now we have a rain season here. I heard it is called the plumrains. It should end this month. After that other rain season will start. So I went to the one place where the weather is worse than in Finland? Lucky me..