It’s raining, it’s pouring and not a soul is snoring

070815_Sibanor_Kids_Rain (5)This is what the first rain of the season looks like from my porch: pure joy! The neighborhood kids stripped down to their drawers to dance in the storm.

The rain marks the end of many dry, dusty months of Harmattan winds and the start of farming and greener pastures. Rainy season usually lasts from mid-June to early October in The Gambia. About 51 inches of rain falls every year in downpours that are typically short, but brutal. With humidity that can reach 95 percent and temperatures as high as 109 degrees Fahrenheit (43 Celsius), rain is always worth celebrating.