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#1 Bluestocking

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:06 PM

How hot is it at your place today and how hot will it get in the coming week? 31 here today, getting to 34 on sunday & tuesday.

What are your coping with hot weather tips? Cold food! Cold dinners (ham, salad, and cold boiled eggs), make icecubes, tied hair up (hair on the neck makes you extra hot), cool shower in the middle of the day. Kids love jumping on the tramp with the hose on mist setting aimed at them biggrin.gif

Whats bothering you the most? My bra! I only own the padded variety, do they make the other kind anymore? And my boobs are getting hot, and itchy. Also my car has no aircon so I have to squeeze it under a tree and that isn't helping much.

Edited by Excentrique, 30 November 2012 - 07:07 PM.

#2 EsmeLennox

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

It's not hot at all here, in fact it is unseasonably cold for Perth. And that is bothering me as much as if it were super hot!

Mind you, I don't consider 31 or 34 to be hot either. That's just a nice day!

Edited by Jemstar, 30 November 2012 - 07:14 PM.

#3 sparassidae

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

I continue to be amused by different definitions of 'hot'. Obviously it depends what you are used to, but we had 38 here today (forcasting 42 tomorrow) so I was laughing at people melting at 32 lol

#4 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

Not so much hot in Adelaide, it was yesterday.
Its bloody humid which I hate more than cold. Please just gimme dry heat!
Annoying me the most is the stickyness, cant eat when I feel like this either.
Like the ice cube in hair idea!

#5 Bluestocking

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

QUOTE (sparassidae @ 30/11/2012, 07:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I continue to be amused by different definitions of 'hot'. Obviously it depends what you are used to, but we had 38 here today (forcasting 42 tomorrow) so I was laughing at people melting at 32 lol

True that, but it does depend on where you live and what the norm is as to how much you feel it. Where I live doesn't get as hot as it used to 15-20  years ago. The last few years have been unseasonable cold, so 34 is quite a shock to us!

#6 Pearson

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:16 PM

dampen your padded bras, put in the freezer, even with no dampening, it is cooler!
also works for underpants!

got the idea from mad about you years ago - thought it was kooky, thought I'd try it - was great!

#7 Zahhy

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

It's hotting up here, I think the max today was 31.
My vent is that I have no swimmers that fit me and it is proving impossible to find plus size maternity swimwear, even online.

#8 lafonda

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

Yesterday was 46 in the sun at daycare. Today reached 40.

I hate the heat

#9 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

For someone who melts when the temp gets over 25 it's a mracle I'm still here. It was 39 here today but our house is surprisilngly cool - no air con but large trees on the Western side, insulation in roof and walls, whirlibirds on roof and blockout blinds all helped to keep me alive.

#10 Riotproof

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

QUOTE (Excentrique @ 30/11/2012, 08:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
True that, but it does depend on where you live and what the norm is as to how much you feel it. Where I live doesn't get as hot as it used to 15-20  years ago. The last few years have been unseasonable cold, so 34 is quite a shock to us!

There's also the humidity factor, it's apparently only 26.5 here now (feels like 28.2), but the humidity is is 75%.

#11 Bluestocking

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

I wonder if you can still buy those thin material high beam bras.....

I like the freezer idea!

#12 *LiMa*

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

It hit 40 here yesterday, in a town that averages mid 20's most of summer (30's are rare).  I felt like I was dying.  To make matters worse the air con at work packed it in.  

Stay inside with the blinds shut and lights off, sticky tape al foil to any windows without good curtains.  Keep as many non neccessary rooms closed of as possible (when we lived in Adelaide we would move us and DD out of the bedrooms during a heatwave and all camp in the dining room, because thats where the aircon was.  We managed to shut off half the house doing that.

#13 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

Yeah we've hardly had a summer for years and the humidity at present is awful

#14 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:41 PM


Edited by lifehacker, 13 January 2013 - 12:26 PM.

#15 JaneLane

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

I hate hot weather! Anything over 25 is too hot for me and even 25 is pushing it.  It got to 31 here today and it was horribly humid which I find much worse than dry heat.  I have spent 6 months in Hobart and loved the mild cool weather, somedays I think we should move there (though I think it was quite hot today down there too, but usually it's very nice).

When the weather warms up, I tend to just wear a knee length summer dress at home with nothing underneath, much more pleasant then when I go out and have to put a bra and undies on I find.  I always keep homemade ice blocks in the fridge too, the kids love them.

#16 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

*LiMa* camping in the air-con room is an Adelaide tradition.
Every summer, no matter who you live with, friends or family
air-con room is king lol

#17 ~chiquita~

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:52 PM

I also don't think 31 is hot, it was 32 here today and I thought it was a gorgeous day! Slightly humid, but not too bad. I find humidity levels effect the 'feels like' temp too. We had a 25 degree day here 2 weeks ago with humidity levels at 80% - I thought it was about 38. I too prefer dry heat. But hey, it beats shivering in a 16 degree house, I hate the cold.

I don't use the oven.
All windows, doors and blinds stay closed during the day. The back of the house is west facing so I also close the doors to the rooms on that side as well. It helps keep the heat out.
I keep ice cubes in the fridge and munch on them during the day.
If it's high 30's - 40's we'll head to Westfield. original.gif

#18 lynneyours

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

original.gif  It is what you're used to!  It was 40C at ours in Melbourne yesterday - and we live in a crappy old place with no insulation and a tin roof - so it was also 40 inside.  

It's cooled to a much more pleasant 25C now, but the inside hasn't despite 4 pedestal fans going and windows open - it's now hotter inside than out, but we need to wait for a breeze to come through.

40C is very hot to me - my favourite temperature is about 24-30, averaging 28C.  lovely.  yyes.gif

#19 QueenIanthe

Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

I swim in the pool or put the aircon on wink.gif

We live on the coast so the breezes cool it down a bit and my house is well insulated so it hasn't been too bad.

#20 Tealdash

Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:07 PM

Only 36 here today!  biggrin.gif  Was perrfect!

I am in North West WA, so the heat is yet to come...anything over 41 and I feel it, otherwise I am used to it now! We are lucky though that every where has air conditioning - where I know in Perth a lot of homes dont have it.. sad.gif

#21 ~chiquita~

Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:09 PM

Sorry *LiMa*, I have internet issues tonight and didn't see your reply otherwise I would've quoted you and said this!. Do you find the aluminium foil works? I might put it on the west facing windows because when the sun comes around and hits the back of the house that's when it heats up like an oven....very quickly.

Edited by ~chiquita~, 30 November 2012 - 08:10 PM.

#22 *LucyE*

Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

As PPs have mentioned, the humidity makes a difference.

I remember being in Melbourne during a 40C heat wave with a black out. Everyone was complaining about the heat but it was just a pleasant day for me. A 30C Brisbane day with high humidity is so much worse and I don't feel like moving because everything is so sticky.

Today, it was hot but not unpleasant to me. I didn't even bother with the air con because we have insulation, whirly birds, big decks east and west, special glass and a nice breeze.

I've kept up my water intake and had a cold quiche and garden salad for lunch. Have t been hungry enough to eat dinner yet. Probably just have more salad and maybe a fruit frappe.

#23 CherrySunday

Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

Only 34 today, same for a few days I think - we're in Canberra.

My tip? Head to the shopping centre & hang out in their air-con!
We're struggling to keep the house cool without blasting the air-con (and I'm trying to keep it to a minimum after a rather large heating bill only a few weeks ago!!)

#24 ~TSC~

Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:40 AM

Alfoil on the windows certainly works. I do it on our west facing windows and it works a treat. Cheap option too. Unfortunately our house does not have insulated walls so they get very hot I the afternoon.
For those with no screens and bug issues, I've heard very good reviews about the naturguard indoor spray systems

#25 Freddie'sMum

Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:49 AM

We are in Sydney.

Today we are heading for 36 in the city and 41 in the west (thunderstorms included).

A great tip that actually works very well was shown to me by my British friend - who (as you can imagine coming from cold Britian to sunny HOT Sydney) found it very hard to adapt to the heat - taught me this trick.

Run the cold tap - put your hands and esp your wrists under the cold water - keep them there for a few minutes.  It actually does work - I couldn't get to sleep the other night, so did the cold water / cold hands and wrists trick and it made me feel much better.  I believe that the wrists may be a pressure point and this may be the reason it works - who knows - but it does work.

Other than that - ceiling fans, lots of water, cold food and yes, the evil air con will all be used to try and survive the heat.

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