October 30, 2006

The gorgeous but unpredictable Auckland weather

Some people might describe some women or cars as "gorgeous but unpredictable", but today, I'm talking about Auckland weather.

I walk to work everyday, and I enjoy it. But the weather isn't always so nice for walking. When you wake up in the morning, you look outside, and it looks like a potentially nice day. Sunshine. Twenty minutes later, when you walk out of the apartment, it's raining. Most likely, it's windy too. I carry an umbrella with me all the time, and I'm glad I do. It's not unusual for both sunshine and rain to occur at the same time.

It is just that unpredictable. Sometimes, you get drenched because it is hard slanted rain with your hair blowing crazily under your umbrella. Sometimes, you can't decide if you'll just bear the light drizzle or open that umbrella. The light mists we get here makes me feel like a vegetable in the produce section of Whole Foods being kept moist by the misters. It's a little irritating.

Of course, no regular-Joe takes pictures of nasty weather, but I do take pictures on gorgeous days. The beautiful days, however, make up for the unbearably horrid weather. One of my friends here did point out that because it rains so much here, you get to see a lot of rainbows too!

Posted by oneray at October 30, 2006 8:11 PM