The day was hot as usual but come evening it suddenly became very cool, looks like it is going to rain; but we haven’t seen rain for sometime now.
And soon it did, started as drizzle and then the clouds burst open in a heavy downpour🌧; it lasted maybe for 5 to 8 minutes only. It was enough to disrupt the kids’ play.
“Why do you call it Mango showers?”
Because they come in March, just as the mangoes being to ripen. They occur well before the monsoons which are still months away. The monsoon season starts only in June; these rains are intermittent and for very short spells unlike the monsoons; but just enough to bring a little relief from the March heat.
It’s not yet monsoon, it’s the Mango showers !!
Rains are always joyful. In our usual hurry burry we dismiss them as an annoyance; but now we have time. The change, the cool air feels good !!
And whenever we talk about rain a cousin always reminds us this new word (not new anymore!) –
“Pluviophile: (n) a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.“
Till next post, take care !!