It's pre-monsoon season here in India. The temperatures in the Northwest of the country really take a spike around mid April. Apparently the heatwave-like conditions seem to have announced themselves quite early this year. The mercury is at 42°C for most of this past week.
I'm new to this region and even though the relative humidity is quite low, such weather conditions prove unbearable to me. A few minutes walk down the Avenue and I start to sweat in bucket loads. However, I find locals here don't sweat too much even in this hell of a weather. They say this weather is still bearable and that the monsoon phase proves to be the worst.
Having witnessed monsoon in other parts of the country I find favorable weather conditions prevailing at that time. The rain brings down the temperature and the air seems to get cooler. Most people here and elsewhere in the world would disagree with me on that. They say humidity is the worst and than dry heat can be combated by drinking enough fluids. I also see people sweating more in humid conditions compared to in temperatures of 42°C. The opposite applies to me. I barely break a sweat in temperatures of mid 30s despite there being high humidity.
What is this anomaly? Is there evidence that some bodies are just meant to excel in certain weather conditions while finding life difficult in others? Kindly help me understand the science behind it all.