Rainy season has begun. Saigon’s tropical climate is divided into two distinct seasons. The rainy season averages about 70 inches of rain per year (about 150 rainy days) and begins in May ending late in November. So far the showers I have experienced are short rains that clear quickly and cool down the temperature. The dry season lasts from December to April. You can’t really see the rain in this video I shot from my balcony (aka Miss Paul Movie Studio) the other night, but it does give you a feel for the season.
I plan on embracing the rainy season. I mean why not swim my laps in the rain? I’m going to be wet anyway. And of course, I will be shopping for some cute rain gear to wear when splashing around! I do feel for the motos in the rain, but they appear to accept it as a normal part of their life.
Here, my tour guide at the Reunification Palace, Ngoc, tells me why she and other young Vietnamese girls love the rainy season:
Think I will dry off now and soak up the Queen of Soul singing one of my favorites: