We've been caught in a few rain storms on walks completely unprepared, without an umbrella or rain coat, and found ourselves huddling under trees to keep from getting drenched. The good thing is it really seems to pass quickly. Or at least enough that we can run home during a break.
I felt better when I saw Kiwi's pull their bikes over & seek shelter as well. Felt a little less like a whimp, see my "girl make fire" post.
We really have to learn how to learn how to judge the weather. Especially because I've been using the clothes line to dry my laundry like a true Kiwi.
However, I think it's a skill that us Angelinos don't possess, but we will learn. I wonder if there's a class for that? Or a book? NZ Weather Forecasting for Dummies.