Rain in the Desert...AGAIN!
Trip Start May 22, 2009
197Trip End Feb 16, 2010
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We were enjoying our time in Dahab being underwater, but wasn't counting on water falling from the sky!!!!
Completely confirmed ourselves as rain gods now! We’ll have to start testing this out in some other far reaching desert areas.
Ever since we arrived in Dahab, people at the dive centers have been saying that the forcast is not great. However, we were looking at the sunny clear skies wondering what they could possibly be complaining about. A little speck of cloud? A slight breeze that makes you put on a pullover in the night? What is this poor weather?
But around midnight, the thunder ans lightening his. Great booming thunder that shook the floors, and fork lightening that had everyone staring around looking at the beauty of it. And then it started to pour and great deluge for several hours.
Stories of people’s houses and hotel rooms flooding and leaking. Other evacuated their homes altogether when they could no longer sleep. Power was out everywhere. Internet was gone. Cell phones didn’t work for a day or two. With just a little rain?
We heard reports that the last thunderstorm to hit the area was anywhere from 2-7 years
Then around 10:30, another great event occurred and all the locals gathered to watch. All the water from the storm in the mountains finally made it’s way to the sea. Flooding an entire area with water and rushing out into the sea. There was an area that had been built up to accommodate this, but hadn’t been used for it’s purpose in something like 7 years…what can we say? We’re amazing!