Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Rainy Day

It’s been raining a little in Hong Kong. That’s nothing new. Hong Kong has somewhere around 150 rainy days every year. May to September are especially wet months. We get more rain in June than October through April combined.

What’s different is the hail. That’s not something Hong Kong sees with any amount of regularity. There have been less than 30 hail storms in the last 50 years.

This weekend’s hail storm freaked a lot of people out. It’s been a colder than usual winter – at least cold by Hong Kong standards – with some unusually hot days in between. Now we can add hail to the list. Fortune tellers are predicting a turbulent year of the horse.

The hail didn’t affect me at all. I was mostly indoors this weekend. It did some serious damage to one of the malls close to my apartment, but this is Hong Kong. There are always a hundred other malls within walking distance.

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