Dehiwela before the deluge
Post Avurudu is a strange time in Colombo. You see how little of the population is actually from here, from the sparsely trafficked streets. This season the skies have also been putting on quite a show. There are heavy rains and lightning every night. It’s scary (killing Raja the Kotte elephant, for example) but kinda amazing too.
I’m not sure what the weather is supposed to be like this season. For the past few years it’s been murderously hot. These days it’s often grey during the days and consistently rainy at night. I think it’s rained every night for a while, like clockwork, like the sun going down.
Last night the lightning was amazing. It started with backlighting of the pregnant clouds, then the usual vertical strikes, then horizontal streaks of electricity across the skies. It’s lovely weather, if you have a safe spot and nowhere to go. Otherwise, of course, it’s a bit of a mess. Stay safe, and may all your electronics be surge protected.