What’s with the rains?

It actually seems pretty strange. It hardly rains during this time of the year in the city of Madras. Rains in Madras is a function of the North East Monsoon and this normally sets in only post September. This is the time when it is supposed to rain in Bombay and barring a huge spell 2 weeks back, it has practically been dry in Bombay. But the South West Monsoon is gathering steam and parts of Ahmedabad is reeling under floods. Coming back to Madras, this weather change I am told is a function of the overall global climatic shift and the melting in the polar caps. The weather is almost always cloudy, with intermittent showers to heavy rains with thunder and lighting. And that is something that was not expected. The true colours of the roads which were laid during and after elections is coming to light. The RK Mutt road is in shambles, so are parts of Mylapore and so on. The Kathipara Grade Seperator is going to get delayed further and so is the IT Highway due to rains. I am sure it is raining grievances at the Ripon Buildings (Headquarters of Corporation of Madras).

2 Comments so far

  1. Kokki Jacobus (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 11:59 am

    Just wondering, I’ve heard this ‘link’ between the Boxer day tsunami and climate change in Madras but can you link to a credible source of this information? Or.. is it just another rumour doing the round in the city?

  2. Planemad (unregistered) on July 13th, 2007 @ 1:38 pm

    I wish something really unexpected happens, like snow.

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