Monday, October 15, 2007

Island Weather

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. -- Langston Hughes

It has been raining a lot these past few months. We are just getting out of the rainy season, which, in the Northern Mariana Islands, occurs during the months of July to November. The dry season is observed during the months of December to June.

The Northern Marianas is mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most equable (even temperature) climate in the world! The temperature all year round is a steady 86 or 87 degrees Fahrenheit, with gusty tradewinds that quickly cool the sweat from your skin from all the humidity.

What's my favorite thing about the climate here? Though it rains (that pelting kind of rain, the kind that falls in big decided DROPS, not demure showers), they last for five minutes, and sometimes, the sun is blazing as the rain is falling. That, and that the sun rises and sets at the same time all year round (no daylight savings here), makes these isles an enchanting place.

In these islands is your endless summer.

Check out TODAY'S WEATHER FORECAST from the CNMI Emergency Management Office (EMO)

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