Despite The Rain The Air Quality Is Really Poor!

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
July 10, 2012 9:46am CST
It's only supposed to be 13 degrees C today but it feels a lot warmer than that due to the high humidity of 93%. No breeze either. I can't even go to the corner shop for a couple of things as the rain is relentless..and I can't be bothered using my umbrella lol. Does poor air quality affect you? I don't suffer from asthma but I'm still not a big fan of high humidity; I find myself being more lethargic than usual and my head aches. I prefer the cooling rain after a long, hot summer (what's that)? Haha! I really feel for those of you who experience these conditions on a daily basis though (high humidity) and we've been lucky in Cumbria as there has been flooding elsewhere in the UK.
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@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
10 Jul 12
Hi, Janey, what a weird summer! I can't believe that it's only 13 degrees at your place. Here is 31, there are some clouds and the air is heavy. I don't suffer from asthma too but I have emphysema and it's difficult to breath. We had floods two months ago but now we are begging for rain.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Jul 12
It seems the weather is weird everywhere you go now. No-one is immune although I wouldn't say "no" to a holiday in the Seychelles..or something.
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@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
10 Jul 12
Or even at the Côte d'Azur
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Jul 12
That'll do, I'm not fussy!
@isohyeoh (223)
• Philippines
10 Jul 12
We are all affected by poor air quality. There are two seasons in my country-summer and rainy. In my town,it always rains during summer..so what more if it's rainy season? We can't change the weather but we can do something to make the effect of a bad weather better. It's normal to be less effective when humidity is high. Let's get used to it and let's use our magic powers!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Jul 12
Where's Harry Potter when we need him lol.
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@isohyeoh (223)
• Philippines
12 Jul 12
haha he's here. we have his invisible and expandable umbrella.
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
10 Jul 12
I am not a fan of humidity as well. I am not suffering from asthma too but humidity gives me trouble with breathing. that is why I don't go to crowded places- it makes me hard to breath. I am not a fan of summer either- I love when it rains and the air is icy cold.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Jul 12
As long as it doesn't snow or we're clear of ice, I don't mind the cold either..in small doses!
@maximax8 (27954)
• United Kingdom
10 Jul 12
I am finding the weather this summer really strange. I am fed up with the low air temperatures, the dripping rain and the high humidity. I don't like poor air quality. Yes, some areas are experiencing flooding but not here I can say thankfully. It is often very windy here. There is usually a sea breeze happening. I am now used to salty and windy sea air.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Jul 12
Yes, Mum has all that in Blackpool and I notice how clearer the air is there to Carlisle, which is more inland of course (only by about 9 miles though) but when it's hot on the coast, it's HOT and not to have any sun to go with it..well, we feel cheated don't we?
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
10 Jul 12
Only 13 degrees??? Isn't it summer there??? Brrrrrr. It gets warmer here in the midst of winter and I am still cold! I think I have spoken before about how I love the humidity. My skin goes all dry and feels horrible in the winter during our dry season. I need that humidity to make me feel good. I even love it when we have temperatures in the high 20's with high humidity that makes it feel like 40 degrees. At times you are sweating at 6am and even after a cold shower at night start sweating again not long after. But I do prefer that feeling to being cold as I am more energetic and not being weighed down by excess clothing.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Jul 12
Deary me..are you an alien? Haha! Seriously though...you LIKE the humidity? Oh well, I guess you're used to it my friend.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
11 Jul 12
Yes I am in fact an alien. Damn, I was hoping to keep it a secret! When I first moved here, I found it a little uncomfortable, but after so many years now and losing 20 kilograms, it is a lot easier and more comfortable than the dry cold we have now at this time of the year.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
12 Jul 12
Good for you!
@Dominique25 (9476)
• United States
10 Jul 12
I completely agree with you. I think when the humidity is really high it makes me feel sick and miserable .I often will feel like I can't breathe. It is an awful feeling. I think that when it rains it does help at times, other times it seems that it gets worse afterward. I would just like the weather to stay reasonable. Not likely to happen that way though.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Jul 12
It will be winter before we know it though..dreading it to be honest.
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• United States
27 Jul 12
Me, too. Winter is so cold. I'm hoping though that in a few years my husband and I will be able to start taking cruises during the winter months. This way we will be able to get away from our cold weather and go somewhere warm. That will make me feel better about winter time.
@GardenGerty (97992)
• United States
10 Jul 12
High humidity does make it really hard to breathe. It is only July but I am thinking fondly of winter, or at least fall. Our summer this year is really hot, many days over 100 F. We are having a bit of a break as it is staying in the 90s for a few days.
@GardenGerty (97992)
• United States
10 Jul 12
That is true. They may not have air conditioning, or they may have health condition that make them more vulnerable to the heat. Elderly and small children have it the toughest.Some people do not realize that they can go places like the library to be cooler.
@BarBaraPrz (19585)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
10 Jul 12
Yeah, if it's raining relentlessly, I would think it would be very humid... Our daytime temps are still high but the night temps are below 20 this week and a nice relief. This is what "global warming" or "Climate change" is all about... no more temperate weather.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Jul 12
Our weather is dictated by the Gulf Stream (or Jet Stream, one of the two, can never remember which lol) and it's currently in the wrong place for nice weather, hence all the wet stuff. I wish someone would invent a Cloudbuster like Kate Bush's. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRHA9W-zExQ
@BarBaraPrz (19585)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
11 Jul 12
Gulf Stream = water jet stream = air
@riyauro (6430)
• India
12 Jul 12
oh dats bad weather condition in deed..i also dont like himidity ..i like more cooler weather..its very windy now where i am and too much of rain..i love rain..
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
12 Jul 12
My husband loves the rain and hates the sun!
@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
10 Jul 12
This very hot summer here in Egypt. Sometimes more than 38 degree? and in areas south of 45 degrees up God help people in the south and the inhabitants of the tropics in the world .
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Jul 12
I cannot understand why people holiday in Egypt as it would be far too hot for me...not that I don't think it's a lovely place you understand.
• India
10 Jul 12
Hi friend, Hope you are enjoying a lot with that rain. i don't have any health issues and like to play in the rain in my childhood days, now it is rainy season here and we are enjoying a lot with the cold season
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Jul 12
Hello! I'm not really enjoying the rain, to be honest but it's good for the plants.
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jul 12
hi Janey that does sound miserable indeed.So far here in the US in Southern California we have not had the usual heat wave yet, a few days its hit 85 to 90 but the re st of t he day has been more like 70 to 80 so its yet to hit us but it will .the humidity right now is fairly comfortable too.generally when we get our hottest days will be August and September when kids are going back to school.I pity those students who do not have air conditioned class rooms.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Jul 12
Hi Hatley.Generally, the weather tends to be poor here during the summer holidays (the end of July and the whole of August) and I've lost count of how many times it was like this then red hot when us kids went back to school in September!
@natliegleb (5186)
• India
12 Jul 12
the weather is pretty good i feel compared to other places and even the humidity factor is preferrable without umbrealla,normally how much is the quality of air percentage.is that maximum right now?