A recent post on an exacting life and the comments prompted this post.
What’s warm to you? What too hot for you? What’s cold? When do you feel the need to turn on the heater? Or layer up?
Here’s the weather where I’ve been for the Past 3 Days:
Mon Mar 17: Min 20.1°C, Max 36°C
Sun Mar 16: Min 21.8°C, Max 36.3°C
Sat Mar 15: Min 25.7°C, Max 40.9°C
40° is too hot for me. Even with humidity at less than 30%. The sun starts roasting my skin as soon as I step out. But even in the shade, it is too hot.
36°. Yeah, that’s too hot too. But the locals notice the 4° difference. And some wear jeans and long sleeved tops all day. I couldn’t imagine working outdoors.
I have to do a sort of reverse hibernation. Inside with air con.
I’m returning to my home which will be 28°. That to me is lovely.
Come winter, I do have many mornings when I get a deep frost outside. Starting the day with a chilly 5° is a little too cold for me. Australian houses are not built for cold conditions. I think we kid ourselves that we are really a warm place, a beach-loving place, choosing to ignore the season which shall not be named.
People think it unusual that we have ducted heated (but not air conditioning to cool in summer). I know many people who don’t really heat their home. They may have a little gas heater. And schools, well we make our kids stand outside for breaks come summer or winter, rain or shine. (Breed them tough we do.)
Fiona, how can you stand the “terrible cold” of Melbourne? (And those not from either city, may not understand that Sydneysiders think their city wins in everything compared to Melbourne, including better weather.) Do you find it strange that, although Melbourne is farther south than Sydney, it’s summers are hotter?
When it drops to 20°, I need a cardie. When in New Zealand last summer, I was a little cool, and wished I had some long sleeve T-shirts. Our host thought the weather balmy!
Ah weather! The unending source of conversation!