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Cova da Iria

Cova da Iria, 2495-438 Fátima, Portugal
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Hot! Hot! Hot! Fátima  Portugal

Hot! Hot! Hot!

The weather in the town of Fatima is usually very warm and humid in the months of August and September.

I remember one visit in early September. I was ready for the heat, I thought.

This was different. I arrived in a heat wave and the temperature was 43 - 44 degrees C. That's about 110 - 112 degrees F.!!!!!

I felt like I was melting in the heat and humidity. It was difficult to breathe. I welcomed the shade of some trees at the Sanctuary.

My energy level ( and everyone else's) was nil.

I was a very happy pilgrim when it was time to go indoors for lunch in a wonderfully cool restaurant in town that was right across from the Basilica.

While sitting at my table eating my lunch, I looked out the window and noticed the temperature board. I took the picture because I thought no one at home would believe that it was really that hot.

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