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After months of rain, it seems that Cape Town has jumped from the depths of winter straight into the clay oven of summer.
The city this week is pretty damn hot. Actually, that itself is probably a bit of an understatement.
On Monday, the mercury in the Mother City topped the mid-30s. Tuesday was just as bad. Wednesday, I’m writing this sprawled across the floor, largely melted.
The hot weather is also expected to last through the weekend, making many Capetonians question if it’s worth braving the surface of Crematoria.
“Can this Cape Town weather please protect me from itself?!” one user wrote.
6am and already 27 degrees. Can this Cape Town weather please protect me from itself?! 😫😭 pic.twitter.com/yBEKDNbKq3
— Lauren Paulsen (@LaurenLosper) October 23, 2018
The hyperbole didn’t stop there.
there’s no in between with cape town weather. one moment it’s winter and next it’s full-blown summer. pic.twitter.com/nrKFq622oH
— J (@jtkeays) October 22, 2018
October isn’t usually the beginning of the hot season down south, and some called this into question.
I don't know how Limpopo heat got to Cape Town, but it's here & we are suffering.
— bhabha (@__Ayabulela) October 24, 2018
— Ike Bam (@Eisenhaur79) October 24, 2018
Others were just excited to see summer arrive this early.
The hot weather in Cape Town is on it’s way and I AM SO EXCITED 😆🌝🔥
— Ava 👸🏼 (@aneeqahva) October 20, 2018
Cape Town weather is basically letting us know now so we can get our pockets ready, that this Summer is going to be expensive.
We going to be buying ice and water Oko oko.
— Negritude Timing (@Qiqa_N) October 23, 2018
A few sassy individuals highlighted Cape Town’s other traits.
I don’t get why Cape Town ppl complain so much about summer. Like with out a nice hot summer there is just a mountain that looks like a table and racism
— Aryu Jassika (@aryu_jassika) October 22, 2018
Some felt Cape Town was just overreacting just a little bit.
how y’all complaining about the heat like it’s the first summer you’ve spent in cape town?
— z (@fakzubayda) October 24, 2018
Is this the first heat wave ever hitting Cape Town?
— ☠️Muerte☠️ (@D4RKL1NG) October 24, 2018
Every now and then I miss durban and it’s inhabitants ability to experience weather without talking about it. In Cape Town every ray of sunshine gets its own Instagram page.
— We Sharding (@WesHardingCT) October 23, 2018
Other than excessive sweating, another side effect of the heat is a slight decrease in dam levels to 75.6%.
Feature image: stevepb via Pixabay (CC0)