It is cooling down.
The temperature outdoors never dropped below 18C (64,4F) and that is very rare here, they say we have tropical nights if it doesn’t fall below 20C (68F) during the night so we were close this time. But then the heavy rainfall started and now it’s so cool and nice outside that my head ache is gone and life feels fine again 🙂 I refuse to complain about the heat but yesterday wasn’t nice at all, we reached 31,4C (88,5F) before the sun hit my thermometer on the north side of my cottage so I can’t say how hot it finally became.
We did get thunder in the evening but I can’t say that it was much of a thunderstorm and it didn’t cool down much either to be honest but the humidity rose 🙂 I know some of You have had much higher temperatures for a long time and I understand better and better why You all have ac units in Your homes 🙂 It isn’t common to have anywhere in Europe, especially not here way up north but perhaps we must start having that if these higher temperatures will be more common. At least the older ones should have it.
Our weather will stay unsteady for quite some time they say and You’ll soon read about me complaining about how cold and rainy it is again but for now this is just what I like, even if it is impossible to mow the lawn while the grass is so wet. The biting flies however will most likely calm down some with this cooler weather and that is something I really like 🙂 I have two photos here below that shows one of the nasty biters, it’s almost 1,5cm (0,6 inches) long and You can see those two razor-sharp fangs it has, it cuts through most anything we wear and in to our flesh. Hurts like h… and itches even worse afterwards 🙂 If the sun hits the eyes in the right angle they can shine in all kinds of colors, green and orange is most common and it all depends on the species.
I went to the super market at 7 am and I did buy all I needed and some that I wanted but forgot to check a few other things, like a grass trimmer and hedge shears. Well I need to go there later this week anyway so that really doesn’t matter. To be honest I just wanted to go home again because the rain started pouring down heavily on my way there and it felt like thunder might be nearby and I’d rather be at home with my dogs if it started. Turns out when I came home none of that rain seems to have fallen here 🙂 The bog creates a kind of pressure during a heat wave and that actually press the worst rain away from this area. We can see how it rains all around us but not a single drop falls here 🙂 Only happens during the summer months and hot autumns though.
Time to get something to eat and then see if there’s anything on tv. We’ll get sunshine later today they say so if it stays cool we’ll take a long walk in the forest. I will bring a mosquito hat though, the flies usually stay calm if it is cool but one never knows.
Have a great day!