A Change in the Weather
India has only three predominant seasons — they are the summer season, rainy season and winter season. The summer months last from about March to June, the rainy season stretches from June to October and the winter season remains in India from November to March. Various climatic factors are responsible for the seasonal changes in India. The monsoon season brings heavy clouds drenching most parts of India. In a country like India where the summer is very hot, it is natural for the people to wish for the arrival of rain. In the summer season, most parts of India are scorched with sweltering heat, but the Indian winter is usually mild and enjoyable.
When I moved to Findlay, I was amazed to find its seasonal changes. One of the first things I noticed upon reaching here was how everything is flat terrain and it’s very spread out. Findlay is located in the flats of the Northwest part of Ohio. We experience a lot of wind, but not too much like other cities Chicago or Cleveland.
Out of the four seasons we experience here, I find the spring and fall rain and winter snow to be my favorite part of the weather. At first, I wasn’t familiar with the pattern of rain in Findlay, because in my mind, rain always meant raining heavily for 4-5 hrs and then none for a few days. But when I moved here my perception changed completely. My first experience in rain was amazing because I remember walking back home from class in a hurry to avoid getting wet. Within no time it started raining heavily, but by the time I reached home, I was amazed to see that it stopped raining in just a few minutes. This incident was one of the many experiences I had adjusting to Findlay weather.
During the winter time, when temperatures drop below zero degrees (Celsius), I like the feeling of staying at home and watching snow with my favorite drink (which is hot chocolate with marshmallows). My first experience with snow was amazing! I was excited to see real snow because we don’t get snow in my country. With the winter temperatures, I prefer wearing layered clothes so that I don’t get caught with a cold or fever. Even when we have snow in Findlay, everything is easily accessible on campus, so there is less possibility to miss any the fun of college life. For instance, my house is only a few blocks away from our Old Main building where I attend most of my classes, so during the winter I’m rarely late for my classes. It only takes 5-10 minutes for me to walk in the snow.
Overall, I can say that I love exploring weather over here. It has been a great experience so far and I am looking forward to explore more as time passes.