It Actually Rains Here Once in a While

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For more than a year after I moved to Jeddah, I don’t recall it ever raining – not once. Then in February of this year, it actually rained – hard! For about a week, it rained for a short time almost every day. That was the rainy season. Summer temperatures often surpass 40 degrees Centigrade, which is over 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The average high temperature for the year is about 33 C, or 91 F, while the low average is about 22 C, or 72 F. I’ve yet to feel cold here!


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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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9 Responses to It Actually Rains Here Once in a While

  1. Umm Ibrahim says:

    Same here in Riyadh – it doesn’t rain much but when it does it can be pretty torrential and the drainage system can’t cope!

    As for feeling the cold… try coming to Riyadh in December/January, it does get quite cold here. The temperatures throughout the year range from 0 degrees C to over 50 degrees C!

  2. Dina says:

    A lovely picture of wetness!
    I can hardly wait for the autumn rain. Such a long hot summer this year.

  3. Judy says:

    Wow! What a rare and beautiful shot, Susie.

  4. Geogypsy says:

    So when it rains it pours. It looks like a flood.

  5. Bill B says:

    I felt the same way about South Florida.

  6. Jerry M says:

    Nice shot. I know how difficult night shots are and you are doing them from a moving car.

  7. Chiara says:

    Great use of light and colour!

  8. Grami says:

    Although rain comes once in a blue moon, the consequences are indeed catastrophic partly because rain tends to be torrential and partly because the outdated sewage system can’t cope with it.

    My days are almost over in the UK and I’ll soon be part of your pictures, so many years have passed since

    Thanks alot Sussie, I really enjoy reading your diaries 🙂

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