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Is this normal temp (41 - 2 degs today) for July here? Or is this heatwave conditions?

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:29pm
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Good morning all on this beautiful hot, sunny day.   We love the sun and the heat but want to be sensible.  So.... do we follow the Spanish custom of opening doors/windows until about 11ish then close everything until evening time.  Or do we leave everything open all day long?  But if we leave all doors/windows open what about the mozzies & flies?  Will they take that as an invitation to free accommation & as much human blood as they can suck?

Oh, another thought.  In France we had all wooden shutters.  Here they're metal.  Won't metal shutters absorb the heat and generate it into the house? 

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Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:39pm

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Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:39pm

We have had mosquiteras fitted to windows so can leave them open all day - they roll up so you can lock the mallorquinas (wooden shutters) or in the case of a door out on to a top-floor patio concertina open and closed.

If in Los Alcazares see Pepe at Toldos Cristal (near the blue clinic and Time for a change) - great service, good prices.

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:16am

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:16am

Absolutely do as the Spanish do, it’s tried and tested, they know what they are doing and how to keep cool and conversely in a few months time get the most out of the winter sun....

Highly recommend mosquito screens, well spent money....

Anne2019

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:01am

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:01am

Anni20 wrote on Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:16am:

Absolutely do as the Spanish do, it’s tried and tested, they know what they are doing and how to keep cool and conversely in a few months time get the most out of the winter sun....

Highly recommend mosquito screens, well spent money....

Thanks, Anni.   When we have our own place it will be mozzie screens on every window & door and doing the following the sun/shade round routine with the opening and closing.   As for temps. 

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:57am

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:57am

Can only recommend something cold for the searing temps....pool, shade, a tall glass with 2 cubes of ice, slice of frozen orange and 🍋 equal measures of vino tinto and something like 7up and away you go....... can't beat a homemade version of Tinto de Verano....

😋😋

Anne2019

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:07pm

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:07pm

Anni20 wrote on Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:57am:

Can only recommend something cold for the searing temps....pool, shade, a tall glass with 2 cubes of ice, slice of frozen orange and 🍋 equal measures of vino tinto and something like 7up and away you go....... can't beat a homemade version of Tinto de Verano....

😋😋

Now that is what I call 'helpful' advice :-))

rma44

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:16am

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Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:16am

Anni20 wrote on Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:57am:

Can only recommend something cold for the searing temps....pool, shade, a tall glass with 2 cubes of ice, slice of frozen orange and 🍋 equal measures of vino tinto and something like 7up and away you go....... can't beat a homemade version of Tinto de Verano....

😋😋

When it's that hot, go easy on the ice in drinks. Chilling the throat and oesophagus too much too quickly can cause health problems. The locals will refrain from it but bar tenders usually half fill the glass with ice, some without even asking.

Anne2019

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:52am

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Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:52am

rma44 wrote on Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:16am:

When it's that hot, go easy on the ice in drinks. Chilling the throat and oesophagus too much too quickly can cause health problems. The locals will refrain from it but bar tenders usually half fill the glass with ice, some without even asking.

Thanks for that, RMA.  We had no idea.

Cat47

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:34pm

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Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:34pm

Anne2019 wrote on Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:52am:

Thanks for that, RMA.  We had no idea.

And I was told by friends who’ve lived in Spain over 35 years, that you shouldn’t keep water in the fridge as that’s bad for you as well. Google it ...(too long for me to explain here but I looked it up for verification).

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Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:36pm

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Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:36pm

PS I think the original question was ‘is this normal temperatures for July?’ It is extreme, so is it the norm?

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