August: The humidity arrives

Okay, more weather complaints. Feel free to yawn, and to exclaim “Not again!”

The last few days, we have had temperatures hovering around 29 C (84 F). That might be very acceptable for an English summer, I agree. However, we have also had frequent heavy rain showers, so the weather app is telling me that we have humidity at 94%.

Now that is unusual, for England.

It saps my strength, and makes everyday things seem to be a real trial. Any attempt at cleaning the house (as I did earlier today) leaves you soaked in an unfamiliar and unpleasant sweat. Taking Ollie for his usual walk at 1 pm left me weary, and sitting down on benches too often. It was alright for my dog, as he just retreated into the water of the river, to lie down and cool off.

I have changed my clothes three times already, and had two baths. Despite only wearing a dressing gown as I type, I am still far too hot and uncomfortable. So I have taken the executive decision to wash the bedding, in an effort to achieve ‘freshness’, after constantly ‘turning the pillow’ for the last three nights. It is ready to put on the bed now, but I have made a second decision.

I will fold the duvet up, and put it against the wall. Then I will sleep using only the cover, not unlike a simple sheet.

If I wake up chilly during the night, I might be pleasantly surprised! πŸ™‚

54 thoughts on “August: The humidity arrives

  1. Well, I’m sure the Alps are fine right now and the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, New Mexico, etc. Take a trip to the Highlands! That’s what I would do if I were sitting in your chair. Or at least the Lake District. I’m so jealous you are where you are…

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    1. Some places near the Lake District are flooded after torrential rain! And this is the most expensive time of year (school holidays) to stay anywhere, unfortunately.
      Best wishes, Pete. x


  2. August has always been one of the least favorite months of the year for me for precisely your reasons. It’s too humid, sticky and hot. There’s hardly anywhere one could travel to escape that unless you went up to Maine or northern Scotland.

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    1. We have a massive oak tree at the back, and another big one at the front. But although they give shade from direct heat, they seem to do little about the humidity. Never mind, it is only a few days a year, and not every year. πŸ™‚
      Thanks, Wilma.
      Best wishes, Pete.


  3. I’ve almost got the perfect climate for you, Pete. We live in the redwood country of northern California next to the ocean. The result is a moderate climate with average low humidity. A warm day is 70 degrees Fahrenheit and a cold one 40 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don’t mind a little rain in the winter, then you’re all set. Oh, did I mention the earthquakes? Ha-ha!

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  4. Ugh…you can complain all you want Pete: because I feel your pain. I hate this type of weather tooπŸ˜” Right now we also have kind of that same weather here…and it’s way too annoying. All I can say is: I hope it will change soon 😊

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      1. πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”Erm…I’m thinking the first. In the latter, you can just snuggle in at home, make a cup of coffee and watch a good movie while the wind/weather rages outside (or in my case work from 9 till 5…ugh….πŸ˜”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚).

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  5. Pete, we are in the mid-80’s all weekend in Los Angeles, but very little wind from the Pacific Ocean, so it’s a tad clammy and humid here as well…that said, it’s NOT possible to have hot water rain here, so there’s that! The first time I experienced that in New York I was surprised, because the west coast never has that!

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