The darkened sky on a sunny day. This got us wondering what was happening. The sky had been clear earlier, during our morning assembly.
A few hours later, the dry season had turned into a wet one. I had not read or listened to the weather forecast. I rarely do, as the temperature during the dry season normally stays the same.
It suddenly got very windy. When the weather changes in this way, many of us wish it was a weekend so we could laze at home.
The students were getting excited and kept asking.
“Ms.Juliette is it raining ?”
I decided to peek outside with two of them, to feed their curiosity. The wind was blowing and we could see and hear the branches on the trees swishing. There was a fresh smell of rain spreading around. We were convinced it would rain within the hour. When the rains come in March it spells the end of the dry season, so this is always welcome. The rainy season is much cooler and bearable.
It was almost lunch time, so the rains also meant, an indoor lunch and play, which is not really the best choice for my fourth graders. We complain about the heat, but the children would rather be outside playing. An opportunity to stay indoors is not an idea they look forward to.
When the rain turned up it was heavy and caused a mini-flood. Ch stood outside staring and talking about the moving water and I added it looked like a stream.
At the end of the school day, the stream had dried up and it was just damp outside, the pavements were dry and the wind had ceased. We got our dry season back.
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