Speculating on possible activities for today and tomorrow, I was told to do any outdoor stuff today as tomorrow it will start to rain and not stop for a month.
Due to a healthy distrust of such sweeping generalisations, I set about trying to find evidence for this statement.
First stop Taiwan Weather Bureau. Yep, rain for forseeable future.
Then I googled weather, climate, Taiwan and found a website listing the 24 yearly stages of weather. Based on ancient agricultural Chinese stuff, it seems almost applicable to Taiwan’s climate. So we have:
Beginning of Spring - 5 Feb
Rain and Flood - 19 Feb
Insects Stir - 5 March
and on and on to around now:
Grain Sprouting Rain - 20 April
Beginning of Summer - 5 May
Little Grain Filling (?) - 21 May
and on to:
Minor Heat - 7 July
Major Heat - 23 July
Probably due to the differences between lunar and solar calendar and slightly diff location of Taiwan to China, it seems the Grain Sprouting Rains or Mei Yu (Plum Rains) are a little late.
Can weather be that orderly that an actual event such as the Plum Rains can be accurately dated?
And, specifically to Taiwan, does the weather ever noticeably change and stay changed on a particular day? Can that date be known or predicted in advance?