You know it's hot when a cat voluntarily lies next to the fan blowing cool air.
We've been having some record breaking temperatures here, today it was about 31 degrees Celsius in the shade. The heat wave is predicted to last a while and I am so not looking forward to going back to work next week. I had to go out and buy that fan on Wednesday in 29C heat. Ugh. It was worth it, though.
Having windows facing South has its perks, this is not one of it. I don't have a thermometer on the window, so I don't know how hot the facade has gotten during the day, but I'd guesstimate between 50 and 60 degrees Celsius, if not more. There are no trees for shade, no wind, no clouds, just open sky and blazing sun.
Keeping windows firmly shut (the aluminium frames have been hot to touch on the inside), the shades on, and the fan going has kept things tolerable. I've been opening the windows at night to pull in the cool air, that has helped too. I just hope it'll be over soon and temperatures will fall to reasonable numbers again.