Thursday, July 30, 2009
Are you sweltering in this heatwave? At 10:45 yesterday morning, it was already 34 degrees Celsius (93 F). The high reached 38 C (100 F) by 4 PM. Did I mention it was day number 10? Did I also mention that as the temperature rises, so does the Canadian dollar ($.9243)
Nobody expected the hot weather to last this long. We're in the Interior of BC, where 27 C is considered a beautiful day. The Okanagan, particularly Lytton is generally where the hottest spots in Canada are. This week alone, Lytton, Vancouver, Abbotsford and Terrace have broken previous records, some that go back to the 1940's. Sadly, the hot temperatures also mean more forest fires. We need to be extra careful.
I'm embracing the heat. Given the fact that our average temperature in winter is -25, I think I owe it to myself to smile despite my ankles swollen to the size of birch trees.