Once again we have saved a nation from any remote threat of drought.
While that's inconvenient for travelers and tourists, that's money for the scores of umbrella and poncho hawkers. At the first hint of a potential rain cloud, the entrepreneurial salesmen swarm the tourist locations. I don't know where they all come from. It's as if they just pop up like an, ahem, umbrella.
As tourists walk by, they their wares out. "Umbrella?" they ask almost as more of an instruction than an inquiry.