For the past 5 days, my daily routine has looked like this:
- Get up between 04:30 and 05:00 in the mornings.
- Open all 7 windows up wide.
- Hope that cooler air from the outside will seep into my apartment.
- Wait for 3 hours and pray.
- Close everything up.
- Rinse. Repeat.
Here in Germany, people expect a new temperature record to be set today. The old one was set 12 years ago, on the 13th of August, 2003, with 40.2° Celcius (104.36° Fahrenheit) near Karlsruhe and Freiburg where I live.
This morning the temperatures were already in the upper 80s and reached the 90s in no time. Right now – and the day is far from over – we’re at 102° Fahrenheit.
This heatwave is expected to continue until around Thursday of next week.