Heatwave Survivor

"Hi, my name is Anh and I'm a heatwave survivor." : Monday marked the beginning of my German course and the peak of a heatwave that hit the city. I really don't know how I survived but I did... and without going to the swimming pool once! (It was too hot outside!) Now, don't start calling me a wimp until you see the numbers below - take note of where it says 'Feels Like'.

Top: view over Lumpini Park Left: Monday 14:30h Right: Tuesday 06:00h

Top: view over Lumpini Park Left: Monday 14:30h Right: Tuesday 06:00h

The heat started to creep up on us on Saturday and by Sunday, you could feel how draining it was. I am still taking public transport to get to and from my classes, and so I had to check the temperature to see why I was feeling so tired on Monday. As you can see from the above, the maximum temperature on Monday was only 37 degrees celcius but it actually felt like 46! And it felt like 37 degrees at 6 in the morning the next day. It all screams- don't go outside!

They were really unbelievable numbers; even for me who grew up in Perth and learnt how to deal with 40 plus tempertaures in our summers. What made the heat so stifling here was entirely due to the humidity factor. The heat sticks to you and your body really struggles to cool down :-( I hate to say it but "I love air- conditioning." Sorry World.