@Vengeance -So between Finland (GTVMatt) and England (PaulR) I reckon we have a point?
Seriously - if you sweat in high humidity it goes into your clothes and cannot evaporate and thus cool you so you stay hot and sweaty.
Low humidity it just evaporates into the air and thus you are cooled as you walk along.
I lived in Darwin (tropics) for 3 years so i certainly know the humidity! Horrid stuff
Especially when it sits on 98% humidity all day long on a 36 degree day....bleh. However I still find the really hot weather we have here in Adelaide (or Perth for that matter) far worse than humid weather. Humid is uncomfortable but tolerable (for me at least), HOT weather (like when we had 47 in January this year) is just soul destroying.
But I have been to London in january 2013 and good god that was the worst weather I have ever seen. 2-5 degrees and just rain and wind and woeful stuff. Funnily enough I got sick despite spending the previous 2 months in Sweden with temps from 0 to -35 degrees and never got sick once. So I can understand why 30 is hot
But I still don't think aircon is required, well except for your insane traffic jams that seem to go on for half the country
I still think you should just put the roof down and enjoy the sun whilst its there. Not long before winter will set in
disclaimer: I'm an Aussie so I can't resist making fun of English weather
Ever experienced MINUS 30?
Sure have! Been all throughout Scandinavia during summer (2011) and winter (2012-13) (my gf is Swedish) and coldest I got was -35 when skiing in Sweden near the Norwegian border. It was bloody cold, especially seeing as I had never seen snow before then xD The warmest weather I experienced when i was there was I think 33 or 34 in Stockholm and most of the Swedes were dying. Funnily enough as I was living in Darwin at the time (so used to 36 and 90% humidity all day) I was wearing jeans and a hoody (uhh....sweater with a hood?) and was getting some REALLY weird looks from people