Fighting The (Losing) Battle Against Florida Heat

When it comes to summertime in Florida, everyone wants to try to beat the heat. It only makes sense. Due to the fact that Florida is surrounded on three sides by ocean, and the fact that much of the southern tip of Florida is swamp land, things can get incredibly humid. When you add in the fact that Florida is considered to be a tropical climate, things can get incredibly uncomfortable!

The first step to beating the Florida heat is to understand that you can never beat the Florida heat. It’s overbearing, with the humidity surrounding and suffocating you at all times. The best you can do is find a way to hide from the heat for a short period of time. Beating it is simply not a thing that’s going to happen unless you can fill a tub with ice that never melts and bury yourself in it.

Given you can’t beat the heat, there are some ways you can fight it. First and foremost, look for public places you can hang out that have air conditioning. The movie theater is a great example, as are many different shopping malls. If you can find a cafe to sit and read, that works even better!

There are people who suggest putting a block of ice behind a fan. This mimics an evaporative cooler, which blows cold air made by the evaporation of water. Unfortunately, this sort of thing doesn’t work in Florida. The humidity means that the air will be far too full of hot moisture to become cold, and all you’ll do is circulate the hot air around.

The best, and only, way to fight the heat in Florida is to hide from it. Make sure to wear plenty of sunscreen, and also drink lots of water. Hopefully, you can manage to survive the hot Florida summer!

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