How Hot Is It Where You Are?

Phew, what a scorcher. We’ve been experiencing a heatwave in Northern Ireland this last week, with the temperature reaching 31.4 degrees celsius. That’s the highest figure ever recorded in our wee country. Shops have been selling out of fans and sun cream while ice cream sales are going through the roof. These amateurs who only eat ice cream when it’s hot. Pffffffftttt. Meanwhile the beaches and coastal resorts have been packed.

I’m no fan of extreme heat and spent most of last week in an air conditioned office trying to meet a report writing deadline. Thankfully I did, but I missed the dubious sights of Northern Irish folk flaunting around Belfast city centre in their ‘summer wardrobes.’ There are some sights that cannot be unseen, that’s all I’m saying. Pasty stick insects who think they’re Jason Statham were rampant.

I’m off this week and the temperatures have cooled to much more acceptable levels. This is the middle ground I prefer. I cut a sorry figure on the beach last weekend, reduced to ‘that’ middle-aged man in an ill-fitting football top and shorts. I prefer to conceal my less than Adonis-like figure beneath layers of hooded tops and jeans. I’ll leave the Speedos and skimpy bikinis to those with much more positive body images.

A few of my fellow tweeters scoffed at my temperature quoting. Where they live, 31.4C is positively chilly. It’s little wonder my dream holiday destinations are places like Norway, Iceland, and Alaska. Not forgetting my slight obsession with all things Greenland. So today’s question is, how hot is it where you are? And by that, I mean weather-wise. No ‘50 Shades of Grey’ responses required please.

Have a great day wherever you are.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

88 thoughts on “How Hot Is It Where You Are?

  1. It’s only about 17 degrees here at the moment, (feels much, much hotter when the sun is out), but it has been as high as 23 degrees last week. (The hottest ever recorded was about 2 years ago which was 30 something). Down in the valley the temperatures get into the mid to late 30’s regularly. Though this year it’s not been as warm I don’t think.

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  2. I am one who loves the warm temperatures, but does not show off this middle age body, like you I’ll leave that to those better suited. I’ll admit to having to use a conversion tool being I’m not in the habit of using metric but the temperature here is supposed to be around 33 Celsius going up as the week progresses.

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  3. As summers go, I’ve seen hotter ones but what is really bad this year is the humidity. Even when it’s barely over 80 degrees here (that’s 26 for you), it’s still unbearable. What helps are the breezes off the Great Lakes … Erie to the southwest, Ontario to the North.

    Living on the Canadian border & listening to Canadian radio my entire life, I got used to hearing the temperature reported in Celsius so I’ve never had to use a conversion tool. The same with metric measurements.

    Right now, at just before 9 a.m., Monday morning, in Buffalo, NY, it’s a glorious morning. 73/22 & a fine breeze & hazy sunshine. I’m about ready to go for a nice morning walk.

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  4. Dear friends,

    I live in Finland and this is the longest lasting heating period ever measured in Finland. We had for 6 weeks hot and sunny days. Usually we have just a few days with a temperature over 30 degrees, but this summer we already had many of them. This is due to the climate change.

    All the best to you both 🙂
    Nice greetings from Finland to you 🙂

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  5. It’s been in the 90’s here in Midwest America (low 30’s in Celsius). Very hot but not the worst heat I’ve endured. That was in Afghanistan where it routinely hovered around 125 or about 50 degrees Celsius.

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  6. It’s about 32 degrees Celsius in Greensboro NC, pretty typical for this time of the year but the majority of homes here have air conditioning. I still hate it because it’s not the heat, it’s the 90% humidity. I can’t breathe in it so I’m indoors for most of July and August. If you’re not used to this stuff, it can be stifling. I’ll never get used to it having been raised in a Mediterranean climate as a child. My body refuses to acclimatize😬

    Hope you get relief soon! This is not something I’d like to share with my friends in Northern Ireland.

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  7. It’s been hot here as well. We drink plenty of fluids, cook outside to help keep the house cool. I work outside a lot, so every chance I get in the air conditioning, I soak it up to cool off, and I drink a lot of excellent sugar-free cool-aid. Sunscreen is a must, along with plenty of lotion.

    Thank you, Karen Carnahan Author


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  8. I’m with you. Anything over 25 Celsius is way too hot for me. We had a brutal heat wave a couple of weeks ago with temps soaring to 40+ Celsius. This past week or so has been considerably cooler – thank God!!! I think we’re supposed to go to24 today with highs of 27 on Friday.

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      1. Quite frankly, we are on tenterhooks as we await the results of a biopsy. My daughter-in-law had to undergo emergency surgery for a brain tumor She is doing amazingly well, all things considered and we are hopeful that the tests will reveal a benign tumor.

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  9. It’s been around 88-90F here in Virginia. Heat index has been around 95. Not a fan of the heat….not at all. But I’m also not a fan of the extreme cold….there’s no pleasing me, I suppose. But if I had to choose, I think I choose cold… least with cold weather you can bundle up. Not so much with the heat….only so much you can take off. LOL

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  10. It’s 103 degrees Fahrenheit with a heat index of 109 at the farm today. The summer finally got to Fort Worth. It’s supposed to be in the 100s the rest of the week. I guess I’ll be doing a lot of irrigating. Stay hydrated and enjoy the summer!

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  11. It’s been in the 90’s here, but the humidity is at like a 100% so it feels even worse. 🤣 I think I actually eat MORE ice cream during the winter, as it’s my favorite season.

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  12. Hello Stephen and family,

    Waving from Texas. It nearly 6 pm and 92 degrees Farenheit or or 33.33 Celsius. With our humidity it feels like 101 or 38.33. That’s too hot for me.

    When a country isn’t used to high temps they aren’t as prepared as we are in this sub-tropical region it makes a difference. I sympathise with everyone suffering from the heatwave. Here’s to more ice cream and the air conditionag set to chill.

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  13. Here in Northern California we have been experiencing really warm weather. Its been about 100 F. I find that must of my time is spent anywhere there is air conditioning lol. Enjoy your weekend.

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  14. Our summers normally reach 40 – 41 degrees celcius here in Navi Mumbai India. I cope by drinking chaas – my version is curd diluted with water, salt and honey. And then go out in the sun quite happily. Around 30 is pleasant weather 🙂

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