Hot and sticky summer


July and August 2018 have been the hottest and most humid months ever experienced in Nova Scotia. The temperatures have remained in the high 20s/low 30s since the beginning of July but the killer has been the humidity. The humidex values have been high 30s and low 40s *every single day* for 6 weeks now. Urghhhhh. The humidity is oppressive, and when the air is so thick and still it is hard to do anything outside. Or sleep at night. We have one fan in the house and no air conditioning. It’s been tough.

These heat warnings from Environment Canada are new. Check out this news story from a month ago — there’s been no change since, in fact it’s been getting warmer. And this crazy tale of mulch spontaneously catching fire in the heat.

There’s no end in sight. The only cure is a trip to the beach (where it’s cooler and breezier) and an extended dip in the ocean. Bliss until we get into the car for the drive home. Maybe I should have paid to fix the air condioning unit in the car last summer after all…




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