Irish abroad: Share your experience of the US and Canadian heatwave

Is it unpleasant, dangerous or welcome? Do you wish you were back home in cool, cloudy Ireland?

Beachgoers on Kitsilano Beach during a heatwave in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Monday, June 28, 2021. The heat is expected to continue for several days in some parts of British Columbia, according to weather warnings from the government. Photograph: Trevor Hagan/Bloomberg

Beachgoers on Kitsilano Beach during a heatwave in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Monday, June 28, 2021. The heat is expected to continue for several days in some parts of British Columbia, according to weather warnings from the government. Photograph: Trevor Hagan/Bloomberg

 

As an unprecedented heatwave hits the US and Canada, how are Irish residents of these countries coping? In Seattle and Portland – whose climate is typically closer to that experienced in Ireland – temperatures have his 42 and 46 degrees respectively.

Is it unpleasant, dangerous or a welcome change? What changes have you seen in how people are behaving, and in how the natural environment is reacting?Do you wish you were back home in cool, cloudy Ireland?

Share your story in the form below. Please include a photograph if you have one - of you or of the summer heat.

Irish abroad: Share your experience of the US and Canadian heatwave

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