Monday, August 06, 2012

Dubai weather vs. Portland weather

Being in Portland during the summer has vaulted us back (or forward) in time to winter in the UAE. The nights here in July and August may even be chillier than they ever get in Sharjah in January.

However, Portland has been going through a major heat wave for the last few days. It got up above 100 degrees on Saturday which was a Big Deal here. For us, it felt more like April. On that record-setting day of heat in Portland, I happened to log in to my computer and notice that the temperature in Dubai and the temperature in Portland were the same at that moment.

You see? Ninety-nine degrees in both places. The thing is, it was 3am in Dubai at the time (and 4pm in Portland).

Still, I think it's kind of neat.

4 comments:

iremi nisces said...

Didnt think it would get chilli in UAE..

Come have a read of my latest story..

Julia - Finding My Way Softly said...

I have always been grateful to live in Oregon, where we don't have too many days that get up to 100 degrees.

Glad you are getting some time to enjoy the weather!

Ariana said...

Oh, Oregon....there are some serious weather-whiners there! Hey, I came across this article on KSL this morning, and it made me think of you. With your experiences on both sides of the US border, I wonder how many of these insights will make you laugh?

http://www.quora.com/How-Americans-Are-Different/What-facts-about-the-United-States-do-foreigners-not-believe-until-they-come-to-America

Liz Johnson said...

I am such a wimp. I don't know that I would ever survive such hot weather in the UAE.

(question - is it "in the UAE" or "in UAE"?)

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