My word...this heat is hot!!! It's about 32 degrees (Celsius) by me with a 'feel like' 38 degrees (100 degrees F)!!! I live in the Caribbean and we've never had it so hot. Usually, its around 31-33 degrees and it will feel like 31-33 but not more than that. If this is the new normal, well get ready to fry.
How hot is it by you? And what are you doing to stay cool??
Its 84... But by a brand new fence our neighbors put in and didn't bother to ask if we wanted a blinding white fence in the yard, it must be 20f hotter there. I was dying in moments. Its like a solar array of light. Mostly its the humidity.
Staying cool by having ice water, sitting in the AC room. And when outside, while working I had an ice pack on my head held down by hearing protection. Its supposed to cool a little later on, and hopefully we won't get that hurricane.
Wait a minute, you live in the Caribbean and never had it this hot? Were in the Caribbean do you live? You live near the ocean and have a constant sea breeze? (Trade winds) You live in the mountains?
I live just south of Miami, FL and this time of the year we average 95F (35C) and 75-85% humidity What makes the "feels like" temperature close to 105-110F (40-43C) It's been like this since June and it will stay this way for at least another month, Maybe two
The weather people on TV say we average 90F, but they lie
84F (28C) is spring weather and would be considered a cold front this time of the years. 75F (23C) is winter and I dig up my sweater
Only 14C here we are just coming into spring and its about 8.20am. Its gonna be a hot summer here in Australia they have just started back burning the bush, hopefully the bush fires wont be so bad this year.
It's 22C right now in Toronto, feels like 25. Not too bad, but we did have a few days this summer that felt like close to 40C. I enjoy the heat, though, as long as I don't need to do anything strenuous outside in it like go for a run or something. If I do spend extended periods outside in that heat, I tend to eat more ice cream than I should. Double scoop of strawberry in a waffle cone.
Interesting device you have there to cool down when outside, Mike. Very creative :-)
@Rudy - I live in Trinidad. I live far from the sea and a good way from the mountain but I do live on a little hill and it's usually very breezy most times of the day and night (prior to this heatwave). I hate the sun in general so I'm usually indoors to really know the extent of the heat in prior years, but I'm sure I never saw above 34 degrees and certainly not this humid.:-) We've only started experiencing this exceptional heat about 4-5 weeks ago while everywhere else in the world was roasting long before.
@Abbie - UK is special - 4 seasons sometimes in one day is crazy lol. I wish i could have some shivering weather here now.
Lucky you, Rose, Kim and John :-) Early in the year, it was a lovely 21-23 degrees at night, so much so that I slept with socks and a sweater. I wish we could get back to that weather.
Daytime around 15-16C (around 60F) a bit warmer in shelter+sun, nights down to 10C (50F) and lower. We had a few warm days recently - the first since a warm spell in June. That's Ireland for you. There's an old joke, "This year the summer fell on a Monday." Pretty sh****, but probably better than collapsing from heat stroke.
After about 4 weeks of nothing but 100+ degree (f) days we are finally having a cool down here in Oklahoma. Actually we do have hot summers here almost every year but rarely that long without a break. today was 77 with cloud cover and it was amazing!
only 85 here in Southern California and I can tell its cooler when the air conditioning doesn't come on until 2 pm, adding extra roof insulation also helped
years ago I sailed from St Martin all the way over to Martinique in February, most pleasant temperatures and warm water when going on shore and swimming, I had such a fantastic time in the Caribbean, the people, the food, the atmosphere, quite special
Yesterday 30 C (86 F) here in Munich southern Bavaria. Today it will go down to 24 C (75 F) because of thunderstorms coming out of the alps in the afternoon. To warm for mid September compared with other years. The nights begin to get colder and the difference during the day is rising.
It's been extremely humid with lots of heavy rain all through the summer in Boston. Temp wise a few hot days but nothing extreme. At this moment it's humid and 73 degrees F, again expecting torrential downpours and thunderstorms throughout the day.
They are predicting the humidity will drop like a rock starting tomorrow which is welcome. I look forward to fall weather.
52 this morning and 82 this afternoon - while we are traveling from Mount Rushmore in South Dakota to the Devil's Tower in Wyoming.
But I cannot complain about the heat. Our son just sent us a screen shot of the weather app on his iPhone - 115 degrees where he is in Kuwait. He deployed one month ago and has five more months to go - but really seems to be enjoying what he is doing there.
Wow...Interesting temperatures all around. I thought for the most part everywhere will be basically hot and humid.
@Brian /David - yes...it's the humidity is the killer. But every now and again we get some good breeze but I have to come out my house to get it. @Joshua - how I wish we could have 13c/56F temp. I rather wrap up in the cold than strip down in the heat.
Its cranking up here in Sydney 33c at 3pm and its Spring, too hot for this Kiwi girls and we not in Summer yet. Thankfully got good air con. Its gone up 1 degree since I painted this about an hour ago lol. Funny how the weather can influence colour choices.
In Europe at lat.47 deg. this summer was pleasantly cold, often rained..however in the second part of August I've experienced a few days with above 40C daytime in the shadow followed by nights with over 30C..which I cannot remember having had before in my lifetime. But on average it was colder than usually.
Right now, I swear the sun is right outside my house! I'm baking. The last few nights it has been cold enough and lovely (by my standards) but in the day it's still hot. Yesterday, it was tolerable during the day but today, aye yi yi I need a/c! The reading now says 32C feels like 39C with a humidity of 63% but that's not what i'm feeling lol
Here in Los Angles September is the hottest month but this year (2023) not so much. Today, Sept 20, it was like 75 degrees F. Tomorrow is gonna be a high of 72 F. Yes, the climate is changing, it seems to be getting colder here.
Last week we had Hurricane Lee travel through us in the Canadian Maritimes, but by the time it made landfall here it was downgraded to a tropical storm. Still, it had some punch and we lost power for 2 days. (Thank goodness for the generator)
Now the storm has passed and the hydro is back on we are entering into fall season quite nicely. It is 10C right now but it is early morning. Should reach 18C by mid afternoon. We have been in New Brunswick for a year now and even though the winter got a tad harsh, these summer temps are very comfy for us. A few hot spells but they never lasted more than 2 or 3 days. The heat pump took good care of that for us.
Well, a change in the weather. If you're familiar with hurricanes and tropical storms, you know that the right side of an Atlantic storm is warmer than the left side, due to cyclonic rotation and big air masses. We're on the left side of the storm (Ophelia) today, getting air from the north, so it's downright chilly and damp today. So far, trees are still root-side-down, power is on and rain is fairly not-awful. Keeping my fingers crossed.