Unlike our usual summer weather pattern of a couple of killer hot days near or at 40 degrees followed by a few cooler days in the low 20s, we have had succession of 30 plus degrees days with high humidity. High humidity is usually accompanied by an easterly wind, bringing tropical moisture down from the north along the coast and then blowing it inland to Victoria. Unfortunately no rain this time. Melbourne is not designed for such weather. I have confirmed the details with R.
Last night at the Dick Whittington celebrating our friend from Japan's birthday, lovely and cool. Refrigerated air con.
Breakfast at Prahran Central. Deliciously cool. Refrigerated air con.
Dan Murphys for a bottle or two of wine, hot as, when normally is lovely and cool on a hot day. Evaporative air conditioning.
Fruit and vegetable shop, I think evaporative but because of the force of the air being blown out, it felt coolish.
Coles, refridge air con, very comfortable.
Tonight, another pub meal at a place familiar to us, evaporative air con and stinking hot and among our group, others recall when on a very hot night it was cool.
Melbourne doesn't get a lot of humid weather, thank someone, but when we do, many of our houses and buildings don't cope with it all well. I spoke to Tradie Brother earlier and his new replacement evaporative cooling just is not cooling.
When I was much younger, a few times I visited the NSW town of Griffith, hot and dry, and evaporative cooling worked like magic there.
I expect evaporative cooling would be useless in Brisbane. They may not even know what it is. I can't see it being much use in Sydney either. Melbourne with its normally dry heat, it works well enough, but not for the weather we are having at the moment.
As you can tell, if you did not know already, I hate the heat and the only decent place to be when it is hot is in a refrigerated air conditioned building. (with apologies to those in the other hemisphere who are probably freezing)