Today was one of those days where I wasn’t expecting it to be hot outside. The morning sky was covered in scattered clouds and I could feel a light breeze when I arrived at work. I assumed I was safe from the sun. Indoors most of the morning and then suddenly it hit me.
Hot summer days are definitely more frequent than they used to be. 26 degrees is a sticky warm that makes it uncomfortable to work. I worry about the rays that hit your skin, causing sunburn so easily. Just being outside teaching PE for 45 minutes, I managed to get a very sun burned neck and shoulders.
Yes I need to be more prepared for hotter weather. I must make sure I always have sunscreen with me wherever I go. Climate change means more sunny days and more risk of sunburn and dehydration.
I worry that if Britain is getting much hotter more often then surely other countries are burning up completely. In the News, for example, record heatwaves in India remind me of the damage that global warming is doing around the world.
I guess that most people are grateful of the warm periods but I simply worry. It just doesn’t sit well with me. We lost our beautiful snowy winters and now we have heatwaves which are setting forests on fire. What can we do?
First, we need to care.
Lots of sun is not always a positive thing. When we start to realise that this isn’t ideal, we may start to wake up to the reality of climate change.
Thank you for reading my rambling words. They just streamed out of me as I sat moaning at myself for not being better prepared for a sunny afternoon.
7 thoughts on “Too hot!”
Well said, Jamie.
I started noticing the weather was changing drastically in England because we had so many sunny days… when it used to be raining much of the time or cloudy. The pattern is changing everywhere sadly.
I try and stay out of the sun when it’s blazing like that as I am so pale and burn so quickly — which is really hard here where I live (Ohio, USA) as today we’re in the 100+ degree weather. Climate change is making temperatures (both hot and cold) more extreme; we have to do something so I hope world leaders can join the concern we all have.
I seriously don’t like it when it gets above 20°C, I’m just not built for hot weather at all. I don’t know how people cope in countries that now regularly hit 40°C and above
It must be horrible.
We need go do something. I am sure we can change things if politicians fund renewable power. Thanks for commenting.
Well, I live in Greece where the sunny days and heat are a must during most of the year. So, I have to admit that I do know how to deal with them. However, I have spent enough time in London to understand how out of the ordinary this kind of weather is for the UK. Be more carefu from now on.l