In recent times we have been recording daily maximum temperatures of 35 degrees centigrade or more. We have stayed home as much as possible. Spent many hours sitting in our jacuzzi. No going to the beach and shopping only when necessary. Yesterday temperatures dropped as the tramontane blew all day. Today, at 9.00 am, the air temperature is just 20 degrees.
I was pregnant in 1976 and we lived in a 3rd floor flat.
We went on holiday back to Lancashire from Kent and wondered as the green appeared as we went north.
I feel for all pregnant women in these heat waves as they are all carrying their own individual heating systems.
I find it hard to believe people still want to move to the south of France! Sounds hell’ish to me. Not so much the day time temperatures but the fact is stays high at night. I never wanted to move to africa
The upside of living down here in the PO is that we have the mountains too giving a wide choice of climates in a relatively small area. Where I live we have citrus fruits growing in the garden. Ninety minutes drive and you are in apple orchards. It is an amazing corner of France.
12.9 on waking this morning! Well, I have to make the most of being in the UK. We are having a wretched summer. Highest temperature over the last 10 days 23 degrees. Sorry, I know what it’s like to suffer great heat from my time in the Tarn.
Johannesburg had the best climate I ever lived in. Warm summers with no need of aircon and with a refreshing short thunder shower most evenings at around 17:00. Fresh cool winters with a rare need for heating, and if so then just a little fan heater. It was only the high risk of getting shot when you popped out to the shops that stopped me retiring there.
I heard a report on R4 yesterday that Lord Frost (yes, him) made a speech saying that there’s an upside to Global warming for the UK. Currently far more people in Britain die from the cold than from the heat and Global waring should reduce that number. So that’s OK then
Passed through Prades yesterday, lots of apples next to the road on trees. Up at Villefranche, it was very muggy and no wind but then its in a deep valley with fortress walls. Chez-moi I was afraid to put the yellow bin out last night because the tramontine was so strong, leaves are falling too. Went to Collioure monday afternoon, was absolutely heaving and the sea was pretty rough. As you say, a lovely region
My daughter is enjoying the respite here from the texas heat, shame she has to go home tomorrow back to it, she was just getting aclimatised to the cooler (35°C + some days heat) Her husband said it was getting towards 45°C yesterday back home.