In one word it is very 'painful'. As this is my second monsoon in Mumbai (earlier was in Delhi) I am slowly adjusting to the strange weather conditions here.How are you people coping there.
Is off from work a option.
What does 4 meter plus tide means, is it not so normal thing to expect.
I am saying this because for the last one month we have not seen sunlight (except for 3-4 hrs). This slowly leads to deficiency of vitamin D in the body.
Perpetual rains for four months means we have to wear raincoats (on bikes) even if there is no rain because after 5 kms the things would be completely different.
Roads are in pathetic condition and potholes are plenty enough that would surprise you every 100m. If not the roads become pretty slippery and do not allow driving at more than 30-40 kmph.
Not to talk about broken down vehicles on road leading to traffic jams. For 14 kms to office, I start 1.5 hrs ahead to reach on time. If on a four wheeler (I kept it parked forever) it takes 2 hrs onwards and 3 hrs return. Fortunately I do not encounter any underpasses which generally get flooded in other areas.
This year it is abnormally high rainfall here as I read that about 55% of total annual rainfall has already taken place here in just one months time. Still have three months.