Breathing under water

It’s coming. The rain, that is.

Screen shot 2015-01-16 at 9.04.02 PMThe Bureau of Meteorology says so.

Screen shot 2015-01-16 at 9.05.14 PMAccuweather says so. They also promise us 99% humidity tonight and 30ºC/86ºF at 2am. Which is ridiculous. If the percentage was any higher, we’d have to grow gills and learn to breathe warm water.

Clothes stick to you, hands (and everything else) are perpetually slippery with sweat and fresh food can’t be left out of the fridge for more than a moment or two, or you can almost see the mould start to sprout. The cold water that comes out of the tap isn’t. Wet things won’t dry. Dry things don’t stay that way. The pages of books curl up and feel damp. Everyone is grumpy. The horizon is a boiling mass of enormous black thunderclouds, lit internally from time to time by lightning too far to hear the accompanying clap of thunder.

Inch by inch, it creeps closer. This is the worst weather they’ve had up here for years, according to the locals. It’s dry, but in a really, really wet way.

Oh please, let it just rain…..

25 thoughts on “Breathing under water

  1. This doesn’t sound good. High humidity is dreadful, unless you’re a plant in a hothouse, I guess. Which is your town on that map?

  2. Nanette says:

    I hear ya, sister, same here, south of the border! At least you have rain heading your way, none on the forecast here. let’s hope for a reprieve soon.

  3. I feel for you sticky people!
    We have had strong winds for a couple of days, but luckily no real wintery weather. That will come next week, freezing temperatures!

  4. Carole says:

    Your weather couldn’t be further from ours. We’ve just had a sprinkling of snow. I really don’t think I could cope with that humidity. Fingers crossed that you get that rain.

  5. I couldn’t live with those high temperatures, let alone the humidity, so you have my utmost sympathy.

  6. I hope you’ll get some cool rain soon ! Hot and humid is not fun !

  7. EllaDee says:

    I have my sights fixed on March, when civilized weather is due to resume… We’re no way as bad as Nth Qld; temps late 20’s into mid 30’s, showers, humidity 60-ish %… but still our aircon hums… and I’m not unhappy to be in the office. The G.O. suffers though he is stoic. The city and the apartment feels stuffy, at least at TA we had the afternoon coastal breeze. It must be hot though, as MiL is thinking about parting with cash to buy air con!
    I have my fingers crossed for you for the rain, it will clear the air and freshen everything up.

    • katechiconi says:

      No luck so far. It has passed over us. We did get some rain, but not the torrents we wanted and needed. Now it’s really, really humid out there. I shall retreat to my air conditioned sewing room today…

  8. Nanette says:

    No rain! not fair! I’ve been up and doing chores since 5, poor dog didn’t know what hit her, had her out walking before sun-up, have done a bit of hand sewing, but it’s starting to get slippery now, so time to do mindless machine sewing of wonky blue blocks. I think my air-con will be going on later, the fan’s doing the job for the moment. Enjoy your cool retreat.

  9. Humidity is 93% here at the moment. The sky is mostly blue with wispy clouds after a really heavy frost last night. But the new stove is keeping us lovely and warm.

  10. Sending you cool thoughts from a land of snow and ice!

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