As we approach wet season, but are not yet getting rain, you may notice it is getting quite a bit warmer. The humidity levels start to sky rocket, it is hot, sticky, and oppressive. How to combat this?
If everyone puts their airconditioning on at the same time, there is an electricity dip and they underperform. As it is so hot, they do take much longer to start letting out cold air and cooling your room. This is an issue in the area, but simple steps can help you survive.
First- have a cold shower or swim in the pool or ocean. A simple solution that can also be fun! Take time to snorkel, or lounge in the pool, frequent dips make the heat much more bearable.
Second- if you are going to be inside and the airconditioning is not cooling as fast as you want it to be, wet a sarong or t-shirt and wear that inside. The wet material with a little breeze cools the body considerably.
Third- Drink lots of cold water! Cold water when ingested internally cools the body and it does make you feel better. Sweat is the bodies natural way to try cool down, so make sure you top up your liquids to ensure you do not dehydrate. Note: if yor lips are dry, you definitely need more water! Otherwise check out this following website for more information on dehydration https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/dehydration