Here comes the rain again!

We are in the middle of the rainy season here in Guinea and this means two or three months of endless rain. That is what people told me when I arrived but I believed that this might be a slight exaggeration considering that I’ve lived through six and half years of ‘rainy season’ in London (where every season is rainy).

To my despair, they weren’t exaggerating… It rains all the time. And trust me, when I say all the time, I mean all the time. Sometimes heavy but mostly it is light rain. All you need to do is watch the weather report to see what I mean. Forecast: Rain. When? All the time.

Typical Conakry forecast

Conakry is already a pretty ugly city, so take the sunshine away and the city loses whatever beauty and charm it had, which was not much to begin with. Here are some photos from the drive home yesterday which took us longer than normal due to the traffic caused by the rain.

*Photos were taken with an iPhone and processed with Instagram

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4 Responses to Here comes the rain again!

  1. Sometimes you have to wonder why a country is so Green, like Ireland for instance it rains all the time (well not quite) but it certainly feels like it 🙂

    • Tonito says:

      Yeah! It the lack of rain is why places like Portugal it’s not customary to have massive parks and gardens, as it becomes unfeasible to maintain them!

      We had an Irish priest in South Africa who said it rained so much in his village that when the sun came out, the kids would become fascinated with the big ball of light in the sky 🙂 (He was kidding of course)

  2. Mauro says:

    Unfortunately you are going to leave Conakry before the rainy season ends, because after one month of incessant sun in Conakry you shall be praying for more rain, and be sure that you will start hate the sun. This is the life we are always unhappy with what we have at the moment…. 🙂

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