It has been raining hard for over five days. It turned into a torrential downpour on Wednesday morning when over 100mm of rain fell in 12 hours on the island, nearly 200mm in some areas like Pointe aux Canonniers in the North of the island. This caused flooding and landslides; houses, roads and crops were damaged. Over 300 people had to be evacuated from their homes and the Government wisely announced that all businesses and offices were to be closed after 11:00am. It was chaotic but now the weather has returned to normal.
Oh yes, diesel is 29.50 rupees per litre, equivalent to £0.57, €0.74 or $0.83.
The sun is highlighting the freshly watered vegetation on Mont Calme as well.