Heat wave!

There is extreme weather that you follow with satellite images, and then there is extreme weather that you feel round you. Mumbai is now reaching the uncomfortable level of humidity that precedes the monsoon. I can’t believe that it is only 31 Celsius outside. It is so humid that it feels like it is almost 40. Even the small potted palm on the balcony is feeling the heat; one of its fronds has turned yellow, although it has been watered on schedule. Inland there is definitely a heat wave. Nagpur was at 46.5 Celsius a couple of days back! We would have been passing through it now for a tiger watch if we had not been locked down at home.