When I was little, I used to hang out in the evening with an older girl who lived a few doors away. While gazing up at the sky, she would tell me stories. She said if the evening sky is bright and orangey, the following day would be a hot day. Yesterday evening, the sky reminded me of her and her theory.
This morning started off on a clear note. At 9:30am, the sky was clear and blue. A slight breeze was blowing. Too nice to be cooped up indoors, actually. But by noon, going out into the sun would give one a shade close to a cooked lobster afterwards, which some of the expats here look like, really.
People here tend to fall sick more in hot weather. A colleague is in hospital nursing a fever, dengue fever, that is. When the weather is hot, we get more mosquitoes. Dengue fever is caused by the aedes mosquito, so beware of white-striped mosquitoes as that's how the aedes mosquito look like.
Stagnant water found in any receptable in the garden or anywhere outside provides a good breeding ground for these pests. At one time, each mosquito larva found in one's home by an enforcement officer comes with a fine of RM50/-! Imagine if a fish-pond is left fishless with stagnant water, it would be a happy home for mosquito larvae and would also make one happy enforcement officer.