As probably the only person in Britain who hates the heat...

(156 Posts)
Campaspe Fri 05-Jul-13 14:46:12

...could someone tell me how long this heatwave will last? I'm hearing alarming forecasts of it lasting for the rest of the summer. Gulp. Is this really the case? (Should say I live in the SW, and am very envious of those in the temperate north).

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 20:00:21

Only about 20 here atm, I've suddenly got really hungry and am looking forward to a good night's sleep.

middleagefrumptynumpty Wed 17-Jul-13 01:36:41

Guys, please feel some sympathy for me.
I live on the equator. We have no seasons and every day of the year it is 70-80% humidity and between 32 and 40 degrees. This goes on every day of the year. It has at times driven me into psychotic episodes. Yesterday I took my kids to a park for 2 hours and then I had to have a sleep for 2 hours. I hate the heat and love. My favourite temp is spring/ late summer 18 - 23 degrees. Everyone tells me how lucky I am but seriously the heat makes me cry.

My only advise to you is to buy a couple of free standing fans for any future heat waves. I will add though that I find it funny how all my relatives moan about the cold and rain, but once they have4 hot days in a row, they go stir crazy grin

middleagefrumptynumpty Wed 17-Jul-13 01:37:21

sorry, advice.

loopydoo Fri 16-Aug-13 02:08:24

I absolutely hate it and my dh just doesn't get me and says I whinging all the time. W are currently on holiday on the south of France......what's waste of money! We go out in the morning then come back to apartment for lucnch and either don't go back out or go out about seven o clock at night.

I am wondering whether, along ŵith some thyroid conditions, heat intolerance has something to do with blood group? In the real world, my BIL is the only other person I know who cannot stand high temps and is very similar to me when it goes higher than 22-25 deg c.

digerd Fri 16-Aug-13 05:54:17

It is the humidity that wipes me out. Was fine when younger, but not now. My sis , however, who is only 2.9 years younger loves it . My older DB and SIL also have no problems.

Campaspe Sun 18-Aug-13 18:26:16

I don't know if it really has any physical basis. I'm sure I would find the great easier to bear of I wasn't overweight, but even when I was thinner, I didn't enjoy it. I'm watching the forecast with some trepidation at the moment, as out looks as if the hot weather will be returning for a short period. Yikes!

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