Compared to the heat waves in many parts of North America this summer, our little corner of the world is like paradise. The humidity is not extreme, and it cools down at night. We do have ten months of non-stop, incessant wind, six months of gloom, and rains that can be non-stop for weeks, so people who need plenty of sun should avoid this place. Plus, we have the inevitable earthquake hanging over our heads like a sword. But compared to heat waves and floods, it is very nice here.