Whether the weather…

Daily Prompt:  The idea that the weather and people’s moods are connected is quite old. Do you agree? If yes, how does the weather affect your mood?

I grew up in a tropical country,  the Philippines,  where we only have two seasons: wet season and dry season BUT we have 4 climate types (which behaviors are greatly affected by the location because as some areas experience rain all throughout the year).

Climate types

There are four recognized climate types in the Philippines, and they are based on the distribution of rainfall (See the Philippine Climate Map). They are described as follows:[1]

File:Philippine climate map.png


PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration – the government agency that monitors the weather conditions of the country) divides the climate of the country into two main seasons—rainy and dry—with the dry season further subdivided into two:

Using temperature and rainfall as bases, the climate of the country can be divided into two major seasons: (1) the rainy season, from June to November; and (2) the dry season, from December to May. The dry season may be subdivided further into (a) the cool dry season, from December to February; and (b) the hot dry season, from March to May.[11]

Graphically the seasons can be represented this way:

Month Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
Rainfall DRY RAINY
Temperature COOL HOT
Season Cool Dry Hot Dry Rainy

The above information was taken from Wikipedia.

Though, the graph clearly represents the climate of the Philippines, there are still times that the weather becomes unpredictable. It becomes a habit here to always bring an umbrella or any weather protections. Sometimes, I will wear thin, loose shirts or sleeveless blouse partnered with mini skirts or shorts when I go out because it’s too hot to wear long and body-hugging outfit; however, in the middle of the day, it will rain so hard that you need to avoid AC room to avoid hypothermia, grr grr!  Sometimes, I’ll get so excited when it’s raining hard because I have an excuse to wear and  show-off my new jacket, or my old fashionable overcoats  with my knee leather boots – feeling like a model – and then… whhamm… it stops raining!… And here comes Mr. Sun also showing off his magnificent rays! Imagine that, huh?!

Anyway, showing you the information about the weather condition here in the Philippines is a way of telling you that I do not agree with the weather affecting my moods or agreeing to the hearsay that the weather affects one’s moods. The weather can be very unpredictable. Let’s just say if the weather affects one’s moods then we will have a country of “Crazies” and will have an epidemic of mood-swings.

Cindy Suen animated GIFCindy Suen animated GIFCindy Suen animated GIFSo let’s lay off blaming the weather. Be thankful of the rainy days, sunny days, cold days, hot days, or to whatever kind of climate change. In every bad weather, there’s always something good behind it. It’s not the weather, instead it’s the ATTITUDE that affects one’s mood.

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