"Will there be any more Rains?" asked the man with the star.
The island is subject to strong winds, which are especially felt at Cagliari owing to its position at the south-east end of the Campidano, and the autumn rains are sometimes of almost tropical violence.
The " heavy " rains are little experienced in the coast districts.
The rains are neither regular nor certain, however, and sometimes fail for a succession of years, causing destructive seccas (droughts).