On display, yes — but for sale?
Our high temperature yesterday was 32ºC (90ºF). With low humidity and a slight breeze, it wasn't too bad — even though we are not used to such heat here and are poorly equipped to deal with it. I think today (Saturday) will turn out to be the hottest day.
Weather map for Saturday 18 August 2012
I woke up at 4:00 this morning and came downstairs to open the windows. I threw the Velux windows upstairs wide open too, so that the hot air would be sucked skyward. Sleeping wasn't bad at all, since there's almost no humidity in the Saharan air that is flowing across France from the south.
The "French" pandas live just a mile or two from our house.
This is all much ado about nothing, I guess. France is still suffering the after-effects of the long 2003 heat wave that killed 15,000 people; that's the reason for all the hype and drama. If you were listening all the warnings on the French news reports, you'd understand. "Drink water all day; keep your children in; don't go out in the sun and, if you do, wear a hat; stay in touch with your neighbors, especially the elderly and the infirm..." and so on.