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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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The rainy season has been coming

lisalisa Posts: 1,202 ✭✭✭
It rained until Saturday in last week, and thank God, Sunday is a sunny day. Today is Monday, if I remember clearly, now it is raining, the real rainy season of Algeria has been coming, I think. Maybe it did not rain much last year until the January of 2017, in which it began to rain and continued to raining until May of 2017. The rainy season comes in November or October in this year, and maybe it will last for more than five or six months, that is the weather of Algeria, a definite Mediterranean climate. Compared with the coldness of my hometown, the Mediterranean climate is much acceptable and better.

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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    I never realised that Algeria has a rainy season @lisa. I think of it as being a very dry country.
  • lisalisa Posts: 1,202 ✭✭✭
    @mheredge Actually the climate of this country is comfortable for living, we are living in Alger, the capital of this country, and very near to the coast. In summer or sunny weekend we spend half an hour on walking to the coast to enjoy the beatiful Mediterranean, she looks like a shy beatiful bride with peaceful and decent appearance.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    Nice is usually nice in winter too @lisa. Last week was unusual. London however, is never nice at this time of year.
  • lisalisa Posts: 1,202 ✭✭✭
    @mheredge Does London have snow in winter?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    Occasionally it snows in London but it melts very quickly. I remember it snowed in December 2003. I'm not sure if it's snowed in central London since.
  • lisalisa Posts: 1,202 ✭✭✭
    Usually it rains during the winter time?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    It rains most of the year round @lisa but in the winter I think it rains more in Britain. in Nepal it only really rains between June and September.
  • lisalisa Posts: 1,202 ✭✭✭
    @mheredge I think Nepal is a tropical country, is there rain forest in this country?
  • MohamedMatterMohamedMatter Posts: 13 ✭✭
    I really adore rains and rainy days. I live in a coastal city which has a fascinating lovely weather in winter. I have also a secret spot on the beach where i go to observe the rainy days on the sea and i consider this as of my best times ever.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    I am keeping fingers crossed for no rain in the next few weeks as I left my umbrella at home and I don't have any waterproofs.
  • sammanisammani Posts: 422 ✭✭✭
    It was started raning our area.last night there was a havey rain.I hope today it will rain cats ans dogs.
  • sammanisammani Posts: 422 ✭✭✭
    @mheredge,could you please tell me exact idea of i am keeping fingers crossed.? I have seen this before through a post.but I was unable to understand .
  • lisalisa Posts: 1,202 ✭✭✭
    It is a cloudy day, and the weather forecast says it will not rain, but who knows ?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    I'm keeping my fingers cross that it won't rain tomorrow as I have to go out in the afternoon @sammani. This means that I hope that the weather will be fine. We sometimes say 'touch wood' too, if it is something left to luck that we hope will happen.
  • sammanisammani Posts: 422 ✭✭✭
    @mheredge,still our fingers cross to you ,you can win th game. is this a correct sentence.?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    @sammani
    sammani said:

    @mheredge keeping our fingers crossed for you.

    I'm not sure what you mean by 'you can win the game'?

  • sammanisammani Posts: 422 ✭✭✭
    @mheredge,when they gonna lose the game,but still we say you can win that.that was what I mean here
  • lisalisa Posts: 1,202 ✭✭✭
    Like a kind of consolation or a wish? @sammani
  • sammanisammani Posts: 422 ✭✭✭
    @ lisa,a wish
  • sammanisammani Posts: 422 ✭✭✭
    Oh thanks god.it was raining today in the evening.it is really good for our tea leaves. o:)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,540 mod
    This week has been nonstop raining every day. It's been pouring heavily all day today and is set to continue till tomorrow.
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