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bhrgunatha  ·  1892 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Indians demand government action after temperatures hit 51C

I can't imagine what 50+C feels like. The hottest I've endured was 41C.

It's regularly 35+ with 80% humidity where I live and that's already uncomfortable enough.

dingus  ·  1891 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I camp in the desert frequently, so I've got some experience with really high temperatures(not in the 50+ range, but in the upper 40s). It's not so bad if you take it really easy, but without a good supply of drinking water and shade you get problems fast.

bhrgunatha  ·  1891 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Upper 40s would still be unbearable for me. I tolerate cold much better than heat - my body much prefers the cold. I think my ancestors were Scandinavian.

Wintermute  ·  1890 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I was expecting the humidity in India to be pretty high, but 5 minutes of research suggests that it's only about 20% at midday. I've spend quite a bit of time in the desert during summer as well, and while upper 40s is no picnic, it's pretty manageable once you're acclimated.