Growing up in British Columbia, I've never fully experienced the wrath of humidity. That is, until I moved to Ontario.
In the last week, I’ve been introduced to the humidex – a calculated value describing how hot or humid the weather ‘feels.’ The Weather Network has reported that the week of July 5 would be filled with a high humidex. On July 6 the temperature was expected to reach 32 degrees Celsius, but with the humidity it could ‘feel like’ 41 degrees.
On July 7, it was 33 degrees Celsius, but it felt like 44 degrees.
This isn’t the type of temperature increase anyone can get used to. It’s a ‘sit in your scivvies, run the AC until it’s dead, drown yourself in the pool kind’ of heat, and I don’t like it one bit.
Back home, my family complains of the cold. “It’s only 10 degrees,” and “There’s still snow on the mountains.” But currently, I’d sooner sit in a snowfield naked then have to deal with the heat mother nature is spewing down on us. It’s like sitting in a sauna where escape is not an option.
“Too hot” has an entirely different meaning to me now.