Monsoon Rains

@magallon (18102)
Philippines
August 8, 2016 11:38pm CST
Monsoon is the term for the wind that carries heavy rains. Yesterday , it rained all day here. Clouds are so dark and commuters had difficulty in getting rides. Today, Metro Manila schools announced class suspension in the afternoon citing the southwest monsoon rains as reason. As expected, many students rejoiced for they will be going home early.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
Classes are suspended this afternoon in here because of the inclement weather condition. No more students. Actually I hope classes will be suspended too tomorrow. I would like to sleep more.
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@magallon (18102)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
That's what I like too when I am still teaching. No students, means no teachers too.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
@magallon True!. We also need a break.
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@magallon (18102)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
@annierose That's right..
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
9 Aug 16
@magallon,Here in our town also it's a heavily clouded day.Dark clouds have covered the sky and rain seems imminent.
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@magallon (18102)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
Good morning. Still no classes today. Clouds are still dark and rains keep pouring.
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
10 Aug 16
@magallon Here also no respite from cloudy weather and rain.
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@magallon (18102)
• Philippines
11 Aug 16
@else34 now it stopped but clouds are still dark.
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• Philippines
9 Aug 16
Traffic this morning was bad because of the rains. At least the children can spend their afternoon in the comforts of their homes. Not the same for workers like me, though.
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@magallon (18102)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
We are the same. Even if the students were allowed to go home because classes were suspended, office personnel like me is still here. I think we still have to stay here up to five.
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
@magallon From where I am, it seems like the rains have stopped. Hopefully it won't rain once it's time to go home. Still, I'm expecting heavy traffic later.
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@magallon (18102)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
@moonchild117 Heavy traffic is normal here in the Philippines especially now that it is raining.
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@sofssu (15405)
9 Aug 16
I used to be one of those students rejoicing when we have a holiday due to monsoon. We had heavy showers yesterday and there are puddles everywhere this morning.
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@magallon (18102)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
I was one of them too when I was still teaching. Teachers also rejoice if there are no classes. But now, that I am in the office, I just can't rejoice because we still have to stay until five.
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@sofssu (15405)
9 Aug 16
@magallon LOL caught'ya .. I didn't think teachers rejoiced too
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@magallon (18102)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
@sofssu yup. That's true. Teachers also rejoice if there are no classes. That means they can also stay home or go home early.
• Goa, India
13 Aug 16
True you need a long break
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@magallon (18102)
• Philippines
15 Aug 16
@cacay1 (33196)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Aug 16
Thankful no more non-stop rain in CDO, only blackout.
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@magallon (18102)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
Good morning. How's your day there? It's still raining here and classes are still suspended.
@rina110383 (24068)
9 Aug 16
We've been receiving heavy rains since yesterday.
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@magallon (18102)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
Here, it's non-stop but moderate.
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• Philippines
9 Aug 16
Yeah, it's been raining all morning and all night but that didn't stop from exercising, trouble even though I've exceeded more than 30 minutes I still couldn't sweat much.
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@magallon (18102)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
The weather is cold that's why you don't sweat much.
@Teep11 (7212)
• United States
9 Aug 16
The weather there is pretty bad. The safety of the students is important. Hoping the weather gets better.
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@magallon (18102)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
It is not raining hard. The problem is , it is a non-stop rain. Some of the students live in far areas and it is difficult for them to commute or get a ride. It's good that they were allowed to go home early. Their parents will not worry a lot.
@AliCanary (1854)
9 Aug 16
Although it's good for the rainforest, I imagine monsoons can be inconvenient, depressing or even frightening. I find the sound of the rain at night soothing, but it wouldn't be soothing if I were worried about a flood!
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@magallon (18102)
• Philippines
9 Aug 16
It's really depressing when it rains.That is because you cannot do some of the things that you usually do. It's better to stay home and enjoy the cold weather.
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