Every time I think about writing about the weather, I tell myself this is a topic I know not much about, and should stay away from posting opinions. But I can't resist posting about the change of seasons. This year, I got caught.
On 17 April when I last posted, the winds had made their annual change of opposite direction, or so it seemed. I am fascinated by the physics of this phenomenon -- it the winds make such a sudden and consistent change, then the seasons should change along with it.
Over the past two years, twice a year, when the wind changed (and it changes almost instantaneously), it stayed changed, and the seasons changed accordingly. This year, it stalled out and changed back. There were very light winds for a couple of days after the 17th, so it seems like the wind never regained its change in direction.
So we remain in the dry season at this point (there are always occasional thunderstorms even in the dry season), and the winds remain out of the east. Sometime over the next month, though, it will change and stay changed, bringing the rainy season.
Meanwhile, it looks like Kevin's shedding dog theory has the upper hand in credibility at this point.