French weather services have forecasted temperatures in the mid to high 30s Celsius (high 80s to low 90s Farenheit) in the coming days, which, after a summer of mediocre weather, has come to some as a welcome reprieve. But while some Parisians plan evening picnics on the edge of the Seine and others eagerly look forward to a weekend on the beach, the ministry of health has been busy taking precautions against the sweltering heat.
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I'm happy when it's in the low nineties - once it tops 100 I'm looking for shade and I put my chores and anything I else I have to do til after dark once it goes above 110.
I do remember though, coming home on leave from Germany in the middle of their heat wave back in August of 1980, and when I stepped off the plane here I almost fucking died. Temps in the 90s back in Germany and motherfuckers were dying like flies, and here it was 100 degrees at 9 PM.