In the book Tuck Everlasting the day is extremely hot. It is the longest day and it is so hot that no one feels like they can even move around. The sun's rays are oppressive causing even the trees to lay dormant and wilted. Winnie's mother and grandmother have to fan themselves to try and get cool.
Winnie has Jesse's bottle with the spring water hidden in her drawer. The air began to get heavier with the clouds weighing down. Wind gusts begin to start up. They are small at first but blow harder and the smell of rain emerges.
The winds die down and as she waits for midnight, the sky waits for rain that has not come.