Hard rainfall

Hard rainfall
We woke up the other day before dawn to the noise of the pouring rain. It was like pouring buckets of water on the roof. My husband said that a rain like that would flood our road in 2 hours. Fortunately, the rain lasted for only 30 minutes. When we are on the road and driving, it is noticeable that when the rain pours, it is always visibility zero that I often pull over to avoid accidents. Even in the news reports, the newscaster would advise drivers to pull over in cases of zero visibility due to the pouring rain. This is a food for thought why the rain is that heavy now. Maybe we are doing something wrong with the ecology that nature is getting back at us.


I never agree with "nature is giving us payback for what we are doing to it", it's like giving nature a sentient mind... and I can't see it. As for rain... well, yes it might be dangerous if you are outisde, expecially if you are driving (aquaplaning is terryfing, trust me). But when I'm at home, I find it.. fascinating, and relaxing. Rain, both dangerous and murderous, and peaceful and relaxing...
Posted by Xilkozuf on 08-05-2017
I think it's more of a climate change. That's because the rains has become harder. The earthquakes are already often too. And sometimes, it was just so sunny then suddenly , i t would rain hard. The typhoons too are getting stronger.

Though, i prefer it to be sunny than rainy because at least you the at,osphere outside will alao
Posted by SimplyD on 08-05-2017
I beleive that it is climate change too. The weather and seasons have changed so much over time. Everything is more extreme. We get heavier rain and heavier snow in the winter. Snow comes much later but when it does come it is heavier. We very rarely have a normal rainfall now. It seems whenever it rains it down pours and it does not last long. I can not remember the last time that we had a rainy day. A regular rainfall that lasted all day without flooding.
Posted by Sue on 08-05-2017
Few day's back here in the UK we had a lot of bad rain and thunder storms. There will be a lot more to come after the hot weather comes and goes. Anyone else in UK and did you get the thunderstorms that hit the Uk.
Posted by moneybags82 on 08-05-2017
I am glad the rain did not last two hours and just thirty minutes. Now a days when the rain rains, its a greater abundance than before. Not quite sure why either, but some areas we do need the rain - if only nature rained lighter.
Posted by simplym on 08-05-2017
I love the rain, but as we all say, too much something is also not good. Heavy rain can make people worry because of the danger it can bring like flood and sickness. This event can also keep people stranded for hours. The good thing about heavy rains is it might be one of nature’s destructive force, it is still one of the bringer of life. Flood ends up in rivers and streams which nurture our aquatic resources. This is also one of the reason why dams are full. Flood waters are collected strategically for future use. We get our water supply to those dams to which will accommodate our basic needs such as cooking and drinking. Farmers also might hate this as well but this event provides them the water they need to irrigate their farms. Everything has it's purpose. We just need to learn where look and appreciate those little things.
Posted by Neiltarquin on 08-05-2017
I think your comment is spot on; I love rain and rainy weather the most because it brings a certain calmness, but it is as beautiful as it is destructive, like anything Mother Nature provides.

I am rather glad that the original poster is alright, and I just pray for anyone at risk of floods because of heavy rainfalls. Anyone else... I hope you enjoy a beautiful downpour from your home, without any side risks involved.
Posted by VintageRose on 08-06-2017
maybe it is due to global warming that the climate had changed at the wrong time of the year. In my country, the weather had been scorching hot like baking in the oven for the past 2 months. There was hardly any rain fall. Even if it does, a gushing and sudden rain for 10 minutes and that's it. This is worst. The rain caused the heat on the ground to rise up into the air and you could feel heat and vapor instead of cool breeze. Furthermore, it rains when the sun is still scorching in the sky.
Posted by peachpurple on 08-05-2017
In what country are you living OP? It's already the rainy season here and the monsoon rains are now more frequent. Yesterday, the sun was shining very brightly. Then all of a sudden, dark gray clouds formed and heavy rain started to fall right after. I was driving and when it rained, darn, it was so hard to see through the wind shield that I had to pull over. It was just 2 in the afternoon.

Yes, there are times that the rain pours with such a fury, but it doesn't happen as regularly now as it did last year when there was La Nina. I also hate it when it rains hard since we live in a place with low elevation so it's pretty easy to get flooded if the rain continues for days. However, we can't stop nature from doing its thing. All we can do is prepare ourselves when it decides to unleash its fury on us.

Keep safe everyone!
Posted by limberg on 08-05-2017
It was just last week when we witnessed extremely heavy rains. Me and my husband were going to his sister's house. My husband was driving the car when suddenly heavy rains began to pour. It was a peak traffic hour and roads were loaded with vehicles. To our surprise the rain became so intense that we could not see anything in front. Driving became so hard and water roads started to clog with water. But thankfully it stopped within 45 minutes and we reached our destination safe and sound. I have seen a lot of rains but that day it was really the extreme. I felt so unsafe and insecure at that time.
Posted by amitkokiladitya on 08-05-2017
You are right we are doing a lot of wrong things. We are damaging the earth with pollution and the rush for the money. People are doing ugly things for money, they dump chemicals in the lakes and throw garbage in restricted areas. We are doing this, it is understandable why nature is getting back to us, we see powerful storms, earth quakes, tsunami, etc., and I think that things may get worse if we don't take action against pollution!
Posted by wallet on 08-06-2017
We had moderate rain this year. So there won't be much of the water issue. That being said, there can be cases where the rainfall may affect some things out there. For example, animals and other places. You can see that rain often has the bad and good effect. So being in the area where it can have a good water storage would be reasonable for sure. That being said, many places need rain.
Posted by overcast on 08-06-2017
rose thornes
Its been raining here for a week now and we are experiencing the flood. The cloud will be clear for an hour or two but after that it will start to rain again. Our roof already starting to cry begging the rain to stop. It was not like this before that our place would be easily flooded and I think this is because of climate change. An hour of rain and free swimming pool for everyone and sometimes it will reach till your knees. Its not safe to travel with this heavy rain some of our area are prone to flash flood.
Posted by rose thornes on 08-06-2017
I definitely agree and think that these constant weather changes and more extreme heavy rain are the consequences of us destroying our planet and our ecosystem. Nature is just fighting back. We also had horrible rain two days back. First, it began with a really LOUD wind. It was so loud that my cats got scared and hid under my bed. Then after a while, out of nowhere, it started to rain. But not the normal rain. The hail type, that is the size of tennis balls... it was absolutely insane. I had to run outside and cover our car with various sheets so it wouldn't get damaged!

I just hope that people realize what we're doing and develop more eco-friendly awareness and behavior.
Posted by Mehano on 08-06-2017
I have also noticed the rains this year are heavier than before. Some say it is the climate change. And what's sad about it, a lot of small towns and villages were flooded in June, some of the cities suffered that as well.

About pulling over when the visibility is poor, one cannot be all too sure because I have seen accident by drivers hitting those parked in poor visibility. My strategy is always get to the nearest car park, be it an office parking space, a filling station or some car park nearby.
Posted by maria_c on 08-06-2017
rainy season is at the peak in my home country., At this time of the year it rains incessantly and we call it monsoon. I live in a countryside. Countryside is prone to natural calamities during the rainy season. Abouyt three days there was a heavy rainfall for many hours. The rain brought flood in the rivers which swept away rice fields and settlements, there was even human casulties.
Posted by vinaya on 08-06-2017
Personally, i think that the climate changes are in part due to man's actions. Still to state that we are destroying the planet and sucking the life out of it would be a bit of an exaggeration. We should worry and take care to avoid any environmental problems but still...
Posted by Marvadaum on 08-06-2017
I think is just the climate changing, is not a secret to anybody that this sadly is happening everywhere and affecting people in different ways. Here, where I live we don't have seasons, we just have summer the whole year and some rain from time to time. Usually, nights are warm, but the last couple of months nights are cold, which is very rare. When it rains, it rains HARD, which is kinda new too, so I guess this is just consequences of the climate change.
Posted by reginafalange on 08-06-2017
I don;t think climate change is not happening. Anyone who thinks it isn't is just in denial in my opinion. Even though some of this is undoubtedly man made some of it is probably part of a natural cycle as well. As much as the climate is changing I have read there will be another ice age by 2030 if not before. So, this is another thing that will happen naturally.
Posted by kgord on 08-11-2017
We normally have heavy rains over here and just last month we had a flood and many people lost their belongings. We can hear about many natural calamities happening around the world now and many people are also losing their lives due to this. One thing that can explain that is climatic change. Deforestation and pollution are endangering our world.
Posted by Pixie on 08-13-2017
It has been raining for billions of years. Before humans were ever on this planet, environmental conditions created hurricanes and megastorms. A heavy rain has nothing to do with punishing the human condition. It is just physics.
Posted by JoeMilford on 08-15-2017
In the beginning of these week, there was aheavy rainfall in my place. It rained continuously for three days. The rain was so heavy that it swept away bridges and roads. More than 51 people died because of fllods and landslides.
Posted by vinaya on 08-17-2017
I think rain can be harsh in our side of the world too. Some of the time people end up in flood. And people should be working around on a lot of things that it can be worked out if properly handled as well.
Posted by overcast on 12-18-2018
The hard rainfall might be due to the specific waste product that is been sent out to the atmosphere in each specific environment. IT is better to quickly get a shade in order to avoid the hard rain that can easily injure you. The normal rain is still better than the hard rain.
Posted by babyright on 09-03-2017
Heavy rainfall is happening now in my country Philippines . All classes been suspended until tomorrow because of flood and heavy rain. Before typhoon is not that scary but now almost all countries experiencing climate disaster. Maybe because of global warming and the climate change. We must be ready in any circumstances that will happen in our country be alert and always stay safe.
Posted by honeybabe on 09-12-2017
The weather is getting less and less predictable because of global warming. There are more hurricanes, more forest fires and everything gets harsher. That's probably why there's more heavy rainfalls too, before the rain would fall for a longer time and not as unexpectedly but now when it rains heavily it is very dangerous. You shouldn't drive in a weather like this because it may cause an accident.
Posted by felabruno on 09-14-2017
You can blame man for that. There are more earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding and heavy rain in the last 20 years then all recorded time. You think mother nature is trying to tell us something? The sad part is corporate greed doesn't care about anything unless it's going to benefit them. They could care less what's going to happen to the earth 20 years from now.
Posted by Soulwatcher on 10-14-2017
I think man's activities also adds to this because natural disasters and generally ,natural activities of the weather are becoming very hard and harsh on the earth planet.We might have contributed to making activities of nature becomes very strict,I think environment protection ministries should rise to this and help put a stop to these man's activities that is bringing intense nature wrath on mankind.
Posted by lovely on 12-31-2017
Do you think that man has something to do with the phenomenal climate change? Do you believe that the coal-fired generators and the use of crude oil in vehicles ruin the atmosphere that we are now experiencing freak weather? Maybe the proponents of clean air has a good reason because it is now very noticeable the changes in the climate that now is giving us harsh weather.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-13-2018
There is no doubt in my mind that we are affecting nature in a way that is going to drastically change weather patterns in the coming years. A lot of people refer to it as global warming, but the fact is that the more accurate term is climate change. Because of the overall increasing temperatures around the global, we’re going to see large shifts in weather patterns. Hot places will get colder, cold places will get hotter, and the weather is going to get more extreme in general. The rain in my region has been getting more and more intense every year, to the point where it genuinely becomes worrying at times. We’re going to see much more flooding around the globe in places that have never seen floods before.
Posted by Denis_P on 07-24-2018
Some might blame global warming, but I have to say that cycles in rain have always been here. In fact, they are often triggered by hurricanes - which have always been here. Anyway, though, I do think man has played a major role in manipulating the weather - but it's not the whole story!
Posted by jyy on 09-20-2018
I do think global warming is a real thing and it’s affecting everything from sea temperatures to unseasonably weird weather patterns like heavier rains, typhoons and more. It certainly makes me think about the way we treat Mother Nature!
Posted by amelia88 on 12-16-2018