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Now that’s HOT!



Now that’s hot too, but it’s not the ‘hot’ I am referring to.

Yesterday, the temperature here reached 44°C (that’s about 111°F), but what’s even more amazing is the sensação termica (now get this, the translation is ‘wind chill factor’) reached 54°C (129.2°F) where I live. It was so high that it was on all the TV news stations. I certainly have never seen it this high before.

It was so hot at 1:30, I got a taxi to work for fear of becoming a molten lump of lard before I got there if I had walked hobbled as normal.

beer_glass_animatedWhen I got home at 6.00, I stopped at the botequim (bar next door) for a beer, it was still so hot that the first beer sizzled as it hit the glass.

I drank it quickly before it evaporated. “Burp!”

Copacabana beach was packed with frying Cariocas (people born in Rio city are called that), so packed that you couldn’t see the sand except at the water’s edge. I saw it on TV last night, Copacabana is about 65kms from where I live, so I don’t go there, the trip needs three buses and the thought of being packed sardine-like in buses just doesn’t appeal on a hot day.

Today the forecast is for much cooler; 12°C cooler in fact. It’s still a bright, but cloudy day.

Must get a blog along. This is my first post for the day and it’s nearly 11am.

I still have to find the bottom of the kitchen sink, water the plants, peel and salt some onions for pickling, oh, today is so exciting. Lunch… I have no idea, yet.



Hat Trick

Hat trick… I’ve done this twice

I can’t think of a title at present. Mind not functioning correctly as I have just woken from a little doze.

At least today it is dozable, yesterday was far too hot without a beer within reach.

That eventually happened as my afternoon student did cancel as I had hoped. When he rang, I shouted “Hat trick!” when I answered the phone, then I had to explain what a hat trick was; that he’d cancelled three lessons in a row.

New R$20 note issued last month

So, it was a case of pass the brush over what’s left of my hair, grab a R$20 bill and off to the botequim next door. It’s surprising how it can suddenly become beer o’clock.

The official temperature for the city was 41.6°C, but here it was hotter, 44°C (110°F) and in one part of the city, a scorching 46° (116°F). The official humidity was a low 14%, that’s the lowest humidity I have experienced. No wonder I wanted beer.

The promised weather change came at 11pm with winds gusting up to 90kms/h in Copacabana, but a mere 60kms/h here.

The temperature at the moment is a comfortable 26°C (78°F) and rain has been threatening since morning, but as yet it hasn’t managed to wet the ground.

Finally decided on the title…

Blogging right along, I still have to think about a post on Shit Happens.



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