Heating Up

13 Apr


The thermometer hit 41 degrees Celsius yesterday. That’s nearly 106 degrees Fahrenheit in old money. It looks like summer is well on the way particularly with the humidity also starting to rise. I’m told this is early and that you can usually count on still being able to be outside until the end of April. We’re doing our best but lunch al fresco may well have to wait until November now.
The strange thing is that the rise in temperature seems to have taken place almost overnight. I’d just started trying to get a bit of exercise by hobbling around the pool area for a couple of circuits. This time last week it was still comfortable to do this about 9am. Yesterday it was pretty sweltering even at 7 but at least there is still some shade at that time. Maybe it’s just a blip? Joellen’s phone predicts it’s going to drop back to below body temperature. Fingers crossed.


4 Responses to “Heating Up”

  1. flahertylandscape April 15, 2015 at 8:40 am #

    41C?! Hell, nothing starts getting good til 47C!!! 😉

    The key for me was how many hours per day the outside temp was higher than my body temp. And the local kids don’t start playing outside til midnight! A real challenge for those of us from temperate climates, eh? And photos just never capture that heat do they? 😉

    • lamputts April 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

      47°C – I remember it well from last summer. It’s when it’s combined with dripping humidity that really gets to me. Mind you, both have dropped again now so Sunday was just a little reminder!

      • flahertylandscape April 15, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

        I know what you mean–I was in Dubai and Abu Dhabi 2006-2010. Half the time I worked on the Atlantis Project, Palm Jumeirah and some guys called it a three-shirt-day kind of humidity and heat. Also built a huge project out past Hameem and that ‘so-called’ dry heat was so hot my pants were too hot to touch–never seen or felt anything like it–and that includes time in the Sahara in Morocco and Egypt.

      • lamputts April 15, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

        You get about! :-))

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