Rainfall is important everywhere in the world. And in places like Yucatan, where farmers depend almost exclusively on it to water the fields, a year with lots, is a blessing. However, we’ve had so much water pouring from the sky this summer that by now, we have surely reached double our annual average. The bumper crops must be ready to harvest, and in good conscience we can pray for the tap to be turned off!
The rain in Yucatan is not like it is in other parts of the world. Here, going outside during a downpour is like stepping into a high-pressure shower
It is like that episode of the sitcom, Seinfeld, where Kramer wants to buy a really powerful shower head. He locates some that are designed for bathing elephants. Of course George wants one too:
Kramer gets home with his prize, installs it and gets more than he bargained for:
After the rain, of course the water cannot be absorbed right away. Puddles of it start evaporating the second the sun comes out again, and then stepping outside is like opening the door to a sauna.
My consolation is that in a couple more months, it will cool down. And then, when much of the world is freezing, Yucatan will be in its glory. November can’t come soon enough!