Let’s Talk About the Weather!
We talk about the weather a lot. We complain when it is too hot, too cold, raining, snowing, windy. Whatever it is, we are asking about it, complaining about it or guessing what it will be tomorrow. It is what we do.
You would think that since it is summer here in Ontario, and the days are warm and long and sunny, that there would be no point in talking about the weather. But, the truth is, it is hot, too hot for me. Can that even be possible? Yes.
When talking about the weather here in Canada, it is never just about what the temperature is, but what it “feels like”. When listening to the weather forecast, or checking it on the Weather Network, they never give you just the daily high and low temperature, but what the temperature actually “feels like”.
Let’s take today for example. The high for the afternoon was 32 degrees (that is Celsius), but when you take in the humid-ex factor, it makes it “feel like” 38 degrees. That is hot, and not out of the ordinary for this time of year. It is not that hot everyday, some days the high will be 25 degrees (quite a lovely day) but it will “feel like” 32 degrees (now it is hot). This is what our summer is like.
Now, let’s talk about the weather in the winter., because it works the same, only in reverse. Let’s say the high for the day is -12 degrees (notice the minus sign in front of the number), but with the wind-chill factor it “feels like” -20 degrees. Brrr… that is cold, and it gets colder. It can drop below -30 degrees without the wind-chill!
It is not all bad, not always too hot or too cold. Sometimes we have the best weather (in my opinion), not too hot, not too cold (just call me Goldilocks). The trouble is that those days seem to be the exceptions, not the norm.
It’s the middle of summer right now, and most evenings, after work and dinner, it is still too hot to go for a walk without coming home dripping from sweat. And if it isn’t too hot and I do manage to go for a walk I am a feast for the mosquitoes!
I long for the days of fall, when the days are sunny and warm (not too hot or humid) and the evenings are cool.
Maybe I just long for Cuenca?