Monday, 22 November 2010

It's Raining, It's Pouring

When it rains in Balikpapan it really rains. It is hard to describe and photos don't do it justice so here are two videos of the same rain "shower".

The first one (approximately 2 minutes long) is about 5 minutes into the shower. Note that the 4-lane road is already flooded to 4 or 5 inches right the way across. The second, shorter, video was filmed a minute or two after the first one and is of a low point that filled up during the course of the brief storm, which ended about 5 minutes later. The volume of water is absolutely staggering - at best guess I'd say that around 4 inches/10 cm of rain fell in 15 minutes. Luckily it drains away just as quickly.

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