The weather is known to be one of the dullest topics for any conversation. However, due to the uniqueness of the weather in Brasília, I decided to drop some lines about it.
A friend of mine described our weather in such a poetic way... "We have sunlight bringing us warmth in the mornings and raindrops caressing our nights." Poetic indeed. Never would I view our climate in such a sweet manner. Not that I dislike it, far from that, I find it most pleasant. The only thing is that my perception is a little more apocalyptic.
Brasília is famous for its dry season. Most foreigners complain about the dry climate, hot air, lack of wind, rain, nosebleeds, coughs, red dust all over the city... I could not agree more. It is definetly a very annoying period of the year, lasting from august to early-october, where the temperatures reach their top. After that, enters the poetic rain season she was mentioning, lasting from october to february... My favourite part of the year, for that matter.
However, how poetic that season is can be widely discussed. When they come back from the plains (Brasília sits atop of a plateau), rainclouds seems willing to mesmerise us with an awesome display of Mummy Nature's strenght. They look thick, heavy, dark and menacing. Bolts of lighting tear up the skyes, producing deafeng claps of thunder as to anounce the upcoming tropical storm. As the rain falls, heavy waterdrops cover the city as a gray veil. Many trees cannot stand the heavy load of water and strong winds and simply break in two or fall to the ground. During this time, it is wise not to park cars underneath trees or one might find some unwanted piece of lumber resting peacefully across the windshield.
As strange as that may be, all that destructive power has some paradoxal beauty attached to it. Reason why so many of us just cannot get enough of this bloody rainy season. Needless to say, after the rainfalls in the late afternoons we are rewarded with the most beautiful sunsets as the yellow cloudy skyes slowly turns to purple, welcoming an enormous golden moon in the night. Having seen sunsets in oh-so-many places, I can assure this city is gifted with the best skysights ever!
Seems there is some poetic destruction after all... =)
Golden moon token!
Stormy yellow sky souvenir!