The shift in the weather has been sudden this year in the ME.
After surprisingly cool and pleasant temperatures extending from December to the beginning of April, we were greeted on Sunday with a steadily rising barometer, reaching up into the low 40s by mid-week (that's Celsius, in case there was any doubt).
Something tells me it's going to be a long, hot, humid summer in the ME. Doha skies like the ones below, a welcome sight in March, are likely a thing best forgotten for the next seven months or so.
We are fast approaching the months where it's too HOT to swim, ride a bike, ride a motorcycle, play tag or even walk outdoors.
Within a few months, the only respite we'll have from the heat will be the air conditioned indoors and memories of cooler climates.
It's those very 'heated' Doha moments that make me feel like 'cool' is more than just a generation away, and that make me so very happy not all our trips are "beachy".
Like our most recent trip to London for Spring Break.
It's nice to have a not-so-distant memory of cool, damp and stormy.
So nice to have recent memories of enjoying the "toasty-warm" of indoors.
I dare say the hot days of summer are here. Slow, lethargic days. Weather we like it or not, summer is here in the ME.
So I'll leave you with a few more pics of our trip ... (note that not ALL days were damp and gloomy).