I have always imagined what it would be to live in a place that has 4 seasons and gratefully, I am able experience that this year. In January, I had a little taste of winter with the cold winds and unexpected rainfall that rarely happens in Arizona according to the locals. Soon after that, I was greeted with Spring which is a weather condition that is not much different compared to Malaysia. The sun was constantly up but the winds was still a little cold. Personally, I think that is the most optimal weather. Not too cold and not too hot.
Something that I learnt about the weather conditions here is that they are sometimes a little unpredictable. The weather is unpredictable in the sense that sometimes the weather is hot (~28 degrees) and the next day it goes down to around 18 degrees. I still remember that one week where the temperature in the evening was as cold as it was when I first arrived.
The lesson here is that I should always check the weather forecast before going out. Something that I have been taking for granted back in Malaysia because the weather is mostly hot and nothing specific is required when it rains because I always end walking in the rain.
After Spring comes Summer and this is likely the most sought after season for Americans because of the term ‘Summer Vacation’. I actually don’t know why I am writing this article, the only reason why is that I wanted to talk about the hot weather and I also took a nice photo of the first day of Summer snapchat filter. The reason why today is the first day of the Summer is because of the Summer Solstice which is when the sun is directly in the center of the equator of the northern hemisphere. It is also the day with the most sunlight.
The weather here in Massachusetts is still quite nice in the afternoon but it does get a little chilly in the night still. But I will be heading back to AZ in August and boy have I been following the weather there. Everyday is like above 40 degrees which is nothing compared to the hot weather that I have experienced.
When I decided to attend ASU, I was well aware that the weather there was scorching hot. But little did I know that the hot Summer weather actually lasts for 5 months. That’s nearly half the year with temperatures more than 30 degrees.
I am already bracing myself for when I get back.