Rain in Lonavla

It was a complete surprise and a nostaligia for me how much it can rain in this Indian town close to Mumbai. Since a good week it rains in one stream, there was a glimpse of the sun for minutes a couple of times, no more. One night of heavy rain turned my garden in to a pond.

The amazing thing is, a couple of hours later the water was gone – to be repeated a few days later! (Pictures 6 and 7 are the same as 1 and 2, just a few hours later.)

In the dampness it also feels quite cold. I was told that this is the monsoon and it could last three months! A quick look at Lonavla#Climate showed me that Lonavla is on 600 m elevation and a notorious monsoon catcher. The average rainfall in July is 1,700 mm!