In the past week, temperatures have consistently hit the mid-nineties (34-35º Celsius). Weather forecasters say that they expect temperatures to rise to the low hundreds (40-41º Celsius) in May. I don’t know how long we can last this scorching heat. 😦
Most days, the kids and I hunker down in the bedroom with shades down, lights off, electric fans in full blast, and iced water in our bottles. We turn the airconditioning off early morning while the temperature is still bearable to save on electricity (you would not believe how astronomical our electric bill was this past month!). We turn it back on for an hour at around noon, though. When the sun is at full strength, we melt in the heat if the airconditioner’s off.
I don’t remember it being this bad last summer, or even the summer before that. This is one long hot, dry spell. It has not rained in months and everything is drying up. We have little water these days and we get them for a few hours and only in the early morning. Even then, the water that comes out of our faucets is hot. I have to make blocks of ice in the freezer to cool down our bathing water.
I hope this doesn’t last any longer. We are parched and dry and tired and sleep deprived. I can’t wait for the rains to come.