Ahhh, the heat is here. It's been quite bearable so far, but this past week has marked the start of the real summer, as the temperature and humidity levels rise. I was complaining to the guy that does my laundry about the heat and asked rhetorically: "Why does it have to get so freaking hot over here?!" The laundry guy responded in a wise tone of voice: "So that the dates can fully ripen". What a smart alec. But as you can see from the above photo, the dates still have a ways to go before they're ready to be eaten... which means much more hot weather ahead of us.
Below is Bahrain's 10-day weather forecast (in celsius) from weather.com:
I'm sure these numbers will get higher as the weeks pass by.
When I was studying in New England, in the winters I'd often go to weather.com and check the weather in Bahrain. Back then I would have done anything to see those big yellow circles in the forecast for New England,... but no. So although I complain alot about the heat in Bahrain, I am actually quite grateful. Because no matter hot and sticky it gets, I'd prefer a Bahraini summer day to a Nor'easter any time.