Dr. Babalola I answered:
2 years ago
I understand what you right. By basal temperature, it does not mean it has to be lower than the normal body temperature. Rather, it is the regular body temperature which is expected to be slightly increased peri-ovulation (around ovulation). by this slight increase in comparison to your regular (basal) body temperature, an ovulation may be timed/suspected.
just as you have done, it should be measured early in the morning AND it should be EVERYDAY. That way, if done over a period of like three months, it become more sensitive in predicting your ovulation.
However, this has to be used with other changes in your body such as changes in your cervical (vaginal) secretion, slight lower abdominal pain around your mid-cycle etc.
To the value you got (36.1), it is low but that does not signify a problem on its own. Exposure to fan, or air may account for this value without any undrlying problem.