Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

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Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby Icon » 23 May 2012, 18:09

As per title.

Welcome to the at least shower twice a day weather. Shower and arrive at work drenched in sweat weather. No air con in the office is cause to quit.

At least it is still breezy out there.
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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby Deuce Dropper » 23 May 2012, 18:18

Never talk bad about the sun whilst on this cloudy wet island. NEVER!

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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby Baas Babelaas » 23 May 2012, 19:54

Weather aint bad here in Xiamen, 100 miles away. Lots of rain, and I love that.

35c+ still coming..
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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby TheGingerMan » 23 May 2012, 22:13

Icon wrote:As per title.

Welcome to the at least shower twice a day weather. Shower and arrive at work drenched in sweat weather. No air con in the office is cause to quit.

At least it is still breezy out there.


It was more so last week.
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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby Icon » 25 May 2012, 09:49

No AC in the office... :dance: :cookie: :taz: :shocker: :grrr: :no-no:
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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 25 May 2012, 09:52

Icon wrote:No AC in the office... :dance: :cookie: :taz: :shocker: :grrr: :no-no:


I don't get how so many Taiwanese can wear full suits in an office without air conditioning. Is it that they don't feel the heat or they just don't complain about it?
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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby Icon » 25 May 2012, 09:56

Dunno. I'm wearing shorts and low shoulder cut blouse. But I feel for my Englishee speaking colleagues: button shirts, tie and suit pants, on the sunny side of the building...
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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby PapaAzucar » 26 May 2012, 14:48

For those that have been in Taiwan for a long time (like greater than 5 years), does your body eventually adapt to the weather so that you feel less of the heat or humidity?

Am I the only one who thinks that the thermostats for the indoors in Taiwan are set too high (even in the big department stores)?

I mean that I can set the A/C in my room to 23 degrees C with no clothes and I still sweat.

The locals tell me that they are used to the weather and humidity so they don't sweat as much.

Does the body eventually adjust to the local weather?
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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby PapaAzucar » 26 May 2012, 14:51

sorry double post due to slow uploading.
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Re: Too hot, too sunny, too humid ... the weather sucks 2012

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 26 May 2012, 14:58

PapaAzucar wrote:For those that have been in Taiwan for a long time (like greater than 5 years), does your body adapt to the weather so that you feel the heat or humidity less?

Am I the only one who thinks that the thermostats for the indoors in Taiwan are set too high (even in the big department stores)?

I mean that I can set the A/C in my room to 23 degrees C with no clothes and I still sweat.

The locals tell me that they are used to the weather and humidity so they don't sweat as much.

Does the body eventually adjust to the local weather?


It seems many Taiwanese are too cheap to use AC's so they won't use it, or if they do use it they leave it at like 28 or something. Otherwise they only use it when guests are over. So maybe because of that they are able to adapt better to the heat?

When I did my time in the military they did not have AC's at all and I can't sleep when its hot. I think I was able to use the AC at 26 degrees (before military I had to put it at 23 degrees), but heat really sucks even then. Cold showers help though, but I always felt like does the Taiwanese not feel the heat or they don't complain about it?

Fan will help a lot but without AC it doesn't do much. I've seen people run like 10 fans in the house when there are more people there, and I could have swore the electricity to run one AC is probably less than all the fans combined.
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