It’s been meltingly hot today. It says 31° on Accuweather but personally it has felt hotter – certainly in my ICT room, well above the temperatures which closed the ICT suites in the UK. Imagine my surprise to see a number of students wearing cardigans and sweaters today. As I perspired these students seemed quite comfortable, dressed as they were. For me the fact I have to wear long trousers is bad enough – to contemplate adding an extra layer to the top half seems utterly unthinkable.
When questioned two girls commented it had been “cold in the morning” (it was, in fact, a very pleasant 24°C this morning). Another boy simply said “I’m used to it”. After six months I have certainly acclimatised a little – I doubt I could have coped with these temperatures back in September, it does indeed feel cool when it drops to 18°C on some nights – but I doubt I will ever acclimatise that much.