Simple question - what is the hottest part of the day ? And why ?
In sun awareness articles you’re warned to avoid exposure between noon and 2pm. There’s the old song about mad dogs and Englishman going out in the midday sun. It makes sense to me if we assume that the hottest part of the day is when the sun’s rays are most concentrated…
But - it’s just not true. We’re having a mini heatwave here in Paris right now, at one o’clock it was ‘only’ 28°C (82 °F) now at almost five it’s gone up to almost 32°C (90°F). We’ve had the same pattern for a good fews days now.
So - is the ‘midday sun’ thing an old wives’ tale ? Does poor air quality play a role ?