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Feeling hot, hot, hot

25 Nov

“What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.”

~ Jane Austen

Despite occurring in December in my part of the world, summer is not on my Christmas card list. I simply adore autumn, get a kick out of Canberra’s chilly winters, and tolerate sneezing my way through spring, but summer and I are not friends.

I hate the heat. Can’t stand humidity. I spend most of summer (when not indoors with the AC blasting—sorry environment) in a hazy fugue counting down the days until it’s over.  Anything more than about 24 degrees Celsius and I start to feel like a wilted flower.

So why I’ve decided to head off to a Central American country where it’s hot and humid almost all year round is a question I asked myself many times today. We’re starting to head into summer and Canberra’s top temp today was 33 degrees.

And I felt all 33 of those degrees! We’ve had reasonably mild weather recently so today’s heat was a bit of a shock to the system. And it made me worry a little about how I’ll cope with the weather in Honduras. (A lot of whining and moaning about the heat, I expect.)

The internet research I conducted this afternoon—in a hot and bothered stupor—informs me that the average monthly temperature in Honduras ranges from 25 to 30 degrees. The average monthly humidity ranges from 60 per cent ­to 80 per cent.

So it’s actually not quite as ‘bad’ as I was expecting. Still much hotter than I prefer, and I’m sure I’ll still whinge, but maybe not in every blog post. Just every second blog post. 🙂

Do you like the heat? Or are you a sane person like me and prefer cooler climes?