Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Can we talk about the weather?

This morning I heard on the radio some extraordinarily unpleasant words. Words I am tempted to not repeat, because they might keep Mrs. Blog in the U.S. until after the autumnal equinox.

It is allegedly going to be one of the hottest summers on record here in the UAE.

Already there is anecdotal evidence--humidity today hit 95 percent, beyond which it would have started raining. And it ain't gonna rain. That meant the 35 degree Celsius temperature today felt like 68 degrees. In American terms, that's 154 sweat-soaked degrees of Fahrenheit unpleasantness. And without the humidity, it still would have been 95 degrees F.

So I guess I should hunker down and turn up the air conditioning. Inshallah, by the time Mrs Blog gets back it will be safe to go outside again.

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