Any ideas? here are a few to start you off:
a) your body tries to lose about half of its excess heat through your face and head.
-A broad-brimmed canvas hat will give you a lot of relief outside. It will be cheaper (and a lot easier to look after) than an Akubra.
-A cotton kerchief soaked in water and tied loosely around your neck will also help to keep your carotid artery cool through evaporation
b) Curiously, however, evaporative air conditioners can often have the opposite effect. Humidity levels above 30% in a closed room make the perceived temperature higher not lower. As an example, as i write this, the temp outside is about 38C but because the humidity is low (-only 10%) it only feels like 35C
-Refrigerative ("Reverse-Cycle") Airconditioners work a lot better in this sort of Mediterranean Climate.
c) all Airconditioners need regular cleaning of the filters (about once a month).They are all much more effective used with ceiling / pedestal fans to keep the air moving briskly.
d) even if you are not sweating, you will will still be perspiring a lot more than you think, especially if you have spent the day in the pool.
So you'll need to drink a lot more than you might think.
- Most soft drinks are stacked with sugars or artificial sweeteners. Hardly any of the "Spring Water " you see in the shops comes from a natural spring.
Contrary to the tales you hear, Adelaide tap water today is a much safer drink in the long run. If you dislike the taste you can get a very simple Activated Carbon Filter fitted to the kitchen tap real cheap.
- Alcohol in general( -and anything with tannin in it, in particular) will make you more thirsty. So always order a glass of plain water with your tipple ( -and don't let them sell you a bottle of stuff, -it's a scam). If someone wants to give you a glass of "beautiful rainwater", think about the possums and the pigeons that crap on the roof it came off.
f) If it starts getting you down, remember: even the natives think this weather is too bloody hot.
-Take it easy.