Jun 14, 2019 By C. M. Helmer Today’s conditions: 🥵 319º (kelvins). Apparently, I’m not exaggerating. It’s a record-breaking heatwave, one of the world’s hottest places. Water comes out of the tap hot. Smog traps the heat into the night. And we start to beg for the advent of another inhospitable monster: the monsoon.