A deluge of rainfall engulfing the sky. Drastically high temperatures bouncing through the days. Dynamic winds dangerously whirling across the land.
All these components make up the harsh and threatening seasonal change known as Monsoons.
Summer monsoons with great downpours and winter monsoons with forceful wind ranges are known to greatly affect and associate with countries located in South Asia. Sri Lanka is of the few that tremendously suffer through the repercussions of the monsoon season. Floods submerge the villages and cities, inconveniencing thousands of families each year, destroying property and belongings, and even taking away the lives of many.
In the last decade, disastrous floods with subsequent landslides have severely impacted Sri Lankans with notable effects on the Ratnapura, Kalutara, and Matara districts. According to floodlist.com, these areas endured severe weather and great floods which caused over 3,300 people to be displaced—in only this past August alone.