Friday, January 18, 2008

A global freeze

It's been cold the last few days. And dreary. With not much rain, mind you. And while no, it does not snow here in Bermuda, there is the off chance that if it's cold enough, we do get hit with hail. That hasn't happened yet. Every one's looking forward to the weather letting up, especially since it was warm and sunny all of last week.

It's been raining cats and dogs in Dubai. So much so, that areas have been severely flooded. While the UAE had always boasted a modern infrastructure, not much thought was given to drainage systems. My mother reminded me that the heavy winter rainfall has only come into existence in the last ten years or so. Which is true - I don't really remember it raining all that much when I was a child. A family member sent me an email with pictures to showcase the flooding in and around town and one of them happened to be of my old diggs. Along with the email was posted average temperatures for the week and I kid you not, it had day time highs of about 20 deg C. That's cooler than Bermuda! An aunt in Qatar was telling me how it dropped down to 5 dec C the other day and all I could say was: That's it! You might as well move to Canada!
You know what all of this is right? I'll spell it out: G L O B A L W A R M I N G!

And so, here I am on 'de rock' on other side of the world, way north of the hot sunny Caribbean, waiting for the sun to come out and stay. Visiting Bermuda during the winter is in most cases a hit or miss, for those of you who have been inquiring. You never know when you're going to be blessed with warm sunny weather for a week at a stretch. Not that I'm complaining. I can't really. I've got all those Canadian residents (aka family) on my back, phish poshing my Bermuda cold weather concerns.

3 comments:

ZenDenizen said...

I noticed a bunch of "Global Warming is not cool" T-shirts in NYC yesterday. Doesn't anyone see the irony is mass producing those ridiculous things?!

bermudabluez said...

Hey CP!! It is ELEVEN DEGREES F here right now....you CAN'T complain!!! If my calculations are correct...it's 68 in BDA right now. Not fair. Just not fair. I actually like Bermuda in March...not too humid and just SOOOO nice and warm!! I'd take me some of that 68!

~ Ms. Cute Pants ~ said...

I guess not, Zen!

BB: You're right. I can't complain! I should stop!