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Post  fatbob5 on Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:40 pm

The current heatwave could become the new normal for UK summers by 2040 because of climate change, MPs say.


The Environmental Audit Committee warns of 7,000 heat-related deaths every year in the UK by 2050 if the government doesn't act quickly. ......


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Post  fatbob5 on Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:42 pm

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Post  fatbob5 on Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:54 pm

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Post  fatbob5 on Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:08 pm

Dean , could we have a special section on the heatwave? 
It could be titled - ' Bugger Me, Its Hot'

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Post  Flix on Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:31 pm

Next summer and a few or 10 following will be a washout I expect.

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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:49 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The current heatwave could become the new normal for UK summers by 2040 because of climate change, MPs say.


The Environmental Audit Committee warns of 7,000 heat-related deaths every year in the UK by 2050 if the government doesn't act quickly. ......


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there is nothing the government can do to stop it being sunny. you have a couple of weeks sunshine and think it is Armageddon. It's like that day in day out for 6 months or more here and no one pays a blind bit of notice. FFS if it is under 25C most turks will have a jumper on.
If you want to remain cool in summer, buy a fan or an aircon. you can get portable aircons that will cool a couple of rooms for a few hundred quid. You can buy a decent fan for £30


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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:50 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Dean , could we have a special section on the heatwave? 
It could be titled - ' Bugger Me, Its Hot'

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bob, it generally hotter at night here than it is in the day over there.

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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:53 pm

this year though has been unseasonally cloudy over the mountains, often with clouds blowing in in the afternoon. but it also means it has been cooler at night. So just enjoy your weather while you can as it is likely to be crap again very soon.
It seems to me that we have one of these very hot summers about every 20 years, 76, there was one in the 90's and again now, some might almost suspect a cycle.

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Post  fatbob5 on Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:15 pm

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bob, it generally hotter at night here than it is in the day over there.
How do you sleep?
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Post  smelly-bandit on Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:34 pm

bob have you ever thought of losing some weight??

its a well known fact that fat people run at a higher temperature than non fat folk
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Post  Flix on Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:52 pm

In the last hundred odd years we had 6 heatwaves like the current one. 1911,1915,1942, 1952, 1961, 1976 and now, what is it 42 years since the last one? Seem to be getting scarcer on this info.

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Post  dragonfly on Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:07 pm

The weather is very odd. The seasons seem to be shifting and merging as well. Late short summers and long winters.

. What's happened to spring and autumn?
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Post  Flix on Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:48 pm

I know memories are a bit iffy but as a child we lived in an old house with sash windows which I seem to remember being open to the half at least for sometime every summer and quite often for nearly the whole summer. The front door spent as much time wide open as well, didn't have a back door. It was at least warm enough not to need coats or even cardis or jumpers and sometimes it was very warm, it did rain  of course. The last 10 or so years have been warm days here and there and very wet. We used to have no end of insects in the 'wild' garden and in the stone work of the wall and an old shed, we leave a portion at the top for the wildlife, you could hear the buzz when you passed it, the last few years there's hardly any insects at all.

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Post  fatbob5 on Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:06 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The weather is very odd. The seasons seem to be shifting and merging as well. Late short summers and long winters.

. What's happened to spring and autumn?
We didnt really have a Spring this year, straight from snow and freezing cold to hot with only a few weeks transition
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Post  dragonfly on Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:28 pm

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We didnt really have a Spring this year, straight from snow and freezing cold to hot with only a few weeks transition
I blame geo_engineering.
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Post  harvesmom on Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:49 pm

Well everyone can stop moaning now about the heat, its been pissing down and freezing cold all day today.  

Honestly the temperature has gone above 80 for a few consecutive days and anyone would think the end of the world was nigh. How are people going to die exactly? My Mom is 82 and cant stand the heat but guess what.... she stays in the house during the day where its cool.
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Post  Flap Zappa on Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:52 pm

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bob, it generally hotter at night here than it is in the day over there.
How do you sleep?
I stick my aircon a timer and it's no problem.

It's currently 33C in my bedroom at midnight.


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Post  Flap Zappa on Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:53 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:In the last hundred odd years we had 6 heatwaves like the current one. 1911,1915,1942, 1952, 1961, 1976 and now, what is it 42 years since the last one? Seem to be getting scarcer on this info.
no there was one in the 90's as well. It's about 20 years or so

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Post  Lord Edmund Moletrousers on Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:02 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Well everyone can stop moaning now about the heat, its been pissing down and freezing cold all day today.  

Honestly the temperature has gone above 80 for a few consecutive days and anyone would think the end of the world was nigh. How are people going to die exactly? My Mom is 82 and cant stand the heat but guess what.... she stays in the house during the day where its cool.

My area was promised two days of rain, including heavy downpours, in the regional BBC weather forecast and over those two days my rain gauge managed to record, er, three mil.

The outdoor thermometer, by the way, hit 34 degrees - and that was not in full sun.
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Post  Flap Zappa on Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:04 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Well everyone can stop moaning now about the heat, its been pissing down and freezing cold all day today.  

Honestly the temperature has gone above 80 for a few consecutive days and anyone would think the end of the world was nigh. How are people going to die exactly? My Mom is 82 and cant stand the heat but guess what.... she stays in the house during the day where its cool.

My area was promised two days of rain, including heavy downpours, in the regional BBC weather forecast and over those two days my rain gauge managed to record, er, three mil.

The outdoor thermometer, by the way, hit 34 degrees - and that was not in full sun.
it's midnight and 33C here. chortle
Nice breeze down on the beach today though.

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Post  harvesmom on Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:20 am

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My area was promised two days of rain, including heavy downpours, in the regional BBC weather forecast and over those two days my rain gauge managed to record, er, three mil.

The outdoor thermometer, by the way, hit 34 degrees - and that was not in full sun.
Yes we were promised torrential rain and thunder storms earlier in the week, I did see one very distant flash of lightening and we had about 3 spots of rain. Think the east coast got the worst of the storms. 

When i say "pissing down all day" I mean its just been drizzle but I am in a very bad mood because I have had to work outside in it all day  ROFL  And if i hear " the lawns need it" once more I am probably going to commit murder. 

Anyway, that aside I just saw you have had surgery, hope you are recovering well and are taking full advantage of being waited on for a while.
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Post  nicko on Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:03 am

I hate very hot weather,   if it's cold you can put on more clothes, when your sweltering with the heat there's only so much you can take off.    I have COPD, so I'v felt knackered for weeks.
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Post  dragonfly on Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:41 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I know memories are a bit iffy but as a child we lived in an old house with sash windows which I seem to remember being open to the half at least for sometime every summer and quite often for nearly the whole summer. The front door spent as much time wide open as well, didn't have a back door. It was at least warm enough not to need coats or even cardis or jumpers and sometimes it was very warm, it did rain  of course. The last 10 or so years have been warm days here and there and very wet. We used to have no end of insects in the 'wild' garden and in the stone work of the wall and an old shed, we leave a portion at the top for the wildlife, you could hear the buzz when you passed it, the last few years there's hardly any insects at all.
When I was growing up in the 70s, we lived in a big old house with no central heating an we coped unlike the wimps today who get cold playing computer games. And the summers seemed to be half decent and last a good while. But do you remember in 1975 it snowed in June then we had a heatwave. Just saying, freak weather an all that. I am worried about the insects though and birds. That is the bottom of the food change  When that falters, we, re all toast!
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Post  dragonfly on Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:50 pm

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We didnt really have a Spring this year, straight from snow and freezing cold to hot with only a few weeks transition
I know, even the daffodils were on speed grow in order to get in there. Was pretty quick.
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Post  Flix on Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:59 am

Yes I remember 1975 and what a summer we had in 1976.
I remember having torrential rain during the summer usually with thunderstorms, I don't know why people have to be warned about them.
I had a 20 min walk from the bus stop to my house when I first started work and still lived at home. One day in the summer the heavens opened while I was on the bus with some really crazy thunder and lightening, I think I made it home in record time and was just going through the gate when there was an almighty cap of thunder with lightening that I swear I felt the heat of on the back of my neck as I was bending over the gate to open it, I definately got in the front door in record time and although I had an umbrella I was soaked to the skin. Quite often the electricity would go off at such times we just got on with it.

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