Despite the promise that the monsoon season would usher in a sustained period of rain and cooler temperatures, I have to say it's been a disappointment so far. Yes, there's been some rain, and it's been impressively heavy when it's fallen, and grey clouds have often hung ominously low in the sky, but otherwise the temperature has remained hot and the atmosphere retained the sticky humidity I've rapidly grown to hate.
This is not to say that the season has been problem free. KBS reported on flood damage today and there's been a series of accidents on the roads. Despite the downsides, the sound of the heavy rain here is wonderfully refreshing, and I'll take any break from the heat I can get: