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Horizontal rain means horizontal trees

In Trees, Uncategorized, Weather on July 29, 2010 at 7:05 am

Oops. The neighbours' rubber-tapping shed was no match for the Sator, which was about 3 feet in diameter and about 80 feet tall.

It’s that time of year in Phuket when things get a bit wet and wild. What – despite efforts to rebrand it as “summer” – people here call the “low” season. The Southwest Monsoon season has set in, with spectacular storms coming in from the Indian Ocean, each dumping a Niagara of rain on the island in a couple of minutes.

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