Heat and drought had continued for more than three weeks.
The drought is severe; rain falls rarely and in small quantities.
The district is exposed to drought and also to destructive floods.
The walking or climbing fishes, which are peculiar to south-eastern Asia and Africa, are organized so as to be able to breathe when out of the water, and they are thus fitted to exist under conditions which would be fatal to other fishes, being suited to live in the regions of periodical drought and rain in which they are found.
The value of the trade depends on regular rains, so that in seasons of drought the exports seriously diminish.