Jeffross1968 wrote:Maybe I'm wrong, but rain is typically cold, right? I mean...I've never been hit by rain and said, "oh my god, I'm burning!!!".
So, if the rain can be cold, I'm guessing any water you put on will not be too cold. I use a very deep mountain well, and the water that comes out after the warmed hose water is quite cold, even in the middle of summer. There has been no effect that I have found....
Although you don't give your location, the fact that you are using a "very deep mountain well" tells me that you do not live in the, say, tropics.
For three years, when I was 10 to 12, we lived in Panama, in the Canal Zone. Panama experiences monsoon-like torrential rains during the "rainy season," which lasts seven months of the year. During these rains, the prevailing 95% or so humidity becomes 100% and walking outside is like walking into the shower at your house. Yes, indeed: the water is warm
, not cold or cool. It is not refreshing in the least.
But the plants and birds and all that evolved to thrive in the tropical climate love this warm rain, to judge from all the birdcalls we heard in the afternoons when the rain started up.
Rain in Florida during the summer was similar. Hot or warm water, sticky with humidity. Bleah. (Tampa/Sarasota area) A cool rain would have been very nice, but noooooo....
Not all rain is cool, not all rain is warm. Hose water can be very cold or very hot. I've kept plants alive during a hard freeze by watering them with warm water from the watering can (filled inside the house and walked outside late at night). I've kept them alive during a heat wave by watering them with cool water from the watering can (filled inside the house and walked outside as needed).
It's not a "one-answer-suits-all" type of question.
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