I am currently living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia has an equatorial climate that has a high of 93 °F and a low of 77 °F. The early evenings are usually 84 °F tapering off to 80 °F at midnight.
The house is very hot especially the top floor where the bedrooms are situated. It is quite usual for the top floor to remain at 89 °F throughout the night.
My house is 2.5 storeys and faces west with a lot of windows. I have tinted these windows with solar film. I cannot shade the house as I do not own the land beside it.