Fun Fact May 12, 2021.

Here’s a strange phobia.  Most of us are looking forward to warmer, summer weather, but those who suffer from Aestophobia are not.  They fear warm weather.  From the Latin aesto, meaning hot weather, this phobia is a branch of thermophobia.  The most common trigger of this fear is unpleasant feeling of hot outdoor air, but another common fear is hearing people dying from heat through media.  Severe sufferers of aestophobia worry that hot weather may melt everything, including cars, buildings, and even the ground.  Symptoms of aestophobia include trembling, heart palpations, breathlessness, dry mouth, sweating, obsessive thoughts, and hot or cold flashes.