Apr 3, 2006, 9:27 PM
Post #14 of 14
Wow! It's warmer there right now. It is 70° and 70% humidity at 11pm here. We are right on the beach though and there is a pretty cold (to me) wind blowing from the north. It was warm today, I was out and about but I'm guessing it was only about 85° even so. It is not the temp that makes it feel hot around here, it is the humidity and that has been high. I have been kind of amazed at how cool it has been through March and several people who live here year around have also commented that it should be hotter by now. There have been several 3 or 4 day stretches of norte winds which are generally much cooler and generally don't happen this late in the season. In between the nortes we've had some really strong onshore winds, hot and up to about 30mph. That speed is a real guess but Mimi came up with it and she is usually pretty good at guessing wind speed - probably from growing up in Colorado!
I was in Playa most of the day today and I was stepping into the shade when possible, so it was hot. I noticed the guys working on the road and felt a pang for them out in the sun. If your friend was working anywhere in the sun or away from the beach, he is right that it was hot. It just isn't that hot in temperatures. Plus, you are right that a lot is what you are used to. I noticed the heat more when we first got back from Guatemala and Chiapas, all that time at high altitude and cooler air. Course, I also noticed the sea level and the abundance of oxygen and was really happy.
We are leaving in a few days heading north, I probably won't be able to update our location until we get across the border as we are not going to stop for long. Once I can use my cell phone for internet again I'll start updating it daily.
Glad you like the datastorm map, it's a great service from the guy who owns the forum. He publishes an animated view once or twice a year that shows all the little icons marching north for the summer and south for the winter.
Jonna - Mérida, Yucatán