Sunday, 2 August 2009

So unpleasant

It's almost midnight and it's unbelievably hot and humid. Tropical Storm Lana is likely to blame for this, it's just passed, thankfully, to the south of the island but it's lived up to its name and brought real tropical conditions behind it. The thermometer reads near 80 degrees and the humidity is close to 90% and there's no wind whatsoever. I have Celtic genes and these conditions simply don't agree with me. I can live with them during the day when it usually gets up to 90 degrees at my place, but not in the middle of the night!

11 comments:

Keera Ann Fox said...

High humidity with high temperatures is the pits - especially when trying to sleep. You have my sympathy.

punagreek said...

http://www.wikihow.com/Sleep-Comfortably-on-a-Hot-Night

(Mind you, if you tried to sleep on a damp sheet in Hawaii you would probably wake up mouldy)

parv said...

Ooww, blue cheese! Free!

Protege said...

Aw, sorry that you hate this.;)) I love heat and humidity; I guess I am odd that way.;)
Here is wishing you some relief, please send some of the heat our way.;))

Brad said...

You could always move to Volcano. It was warm here too that night, about 70. Last night it was a bit chilly, probably in the low 60s.

carlae said...

Wow, that's sounds very uncomfortable. Here in Seattle, we've finally broken our 'heat' streak and we're back to normal at 58 degrees, but it's only 8am.

Tom said...

Keera - when I go back to the UK and experience a "warm, stuffy night" I find it's bloody cold now!

Punagreek - thanks for the tip, I definitely won't be trying to sleep on a damp sheet though!

Parv - you lost me!

Protege - wanna swap places?

Brad - There's that vog/rain vs heat thing I've often battled with ;)

Carlae - I heard recently that Seattle experienced its highest ever recorded temperatures - is it humid there as well? I always thought it must be being so close to the ocean.

Keera Ann Fox said...

Parv knows that blue cheese is moldy. :-)

Tom, being close to the ocean does not necessarily make it more humid. When I lived in Los Angeles, the heat was pretty dry everywhere; we just got a lot of dew. Some people also think rain = humidity but the two phenomena are not related.

Bergen, a rainy city on the coast, is not known for high humidity, but we've had several summers now where humidity soared. Part of the global warming, I think. When I went to bed last night, my indoor hygrometer showed 70%! I haven't seen it that high since I got it as a Christmas present a couple of years ago.

Tom said...

Keera - now I get Parv's comment! Being at 14K-feet seriously damages your mind, you should have listened to the conversation between our telescope operator and myself last night. You'd have thought it was from a nursing home specializing in alzheimer's disease. OK, it was at 4am as well which never helps but if someone had walked in midway through they'd have left immediately thinking that those astronomers really aren't as bright as they're cracked up to be...

Tom

Tom said...

Parv - so Keera explained it and I understand now!

This isn't good, I'm going to be at the summit for much of the next two weeks so my brain is going to suffer. I'll just stick to posting pictures I think...

Keera Ann Fox said...

So old people are actually astronomers visiting sea level? That's actually a rather cool idea!

OK, off with what's left of your brain to the summit! Looking forward to the pics!