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Potential Level 4 heat warning for Sunday/Monday/Tuesday in England (i.e., you might die)

Discussion in 'off topic' started by notaclue, Jul 12, 2022.

  1. nmtjb

    nmtjb pfm Member

    I find it amusing that the recent heat wave is being reported as an “emergency” whilst for the last 40 years or so the majority of brits appear to have considered that the main reason for spaffing their yearly savings on a holiday to similar climatic conditions.
    Thorn, andrewd, Snufkin and 2 others like this.
  2. tiggers

    tiggers pfm Member

    36-40 in summer, but with a sea breeze and the drier heat you don't notice it so much. Now Phoenix was a whole different ball game... dry heat but 48 is bloody warm!
  3. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Muslin you say?
    We only have Lidl, Le Clerc and Intermarche here.
    They will have never heard of it.
    And don’t call me Shirley…
    narabdela, MUTTY1 and webster like this.
  4. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I got one of those the other night from Mrs SC, as it goes.
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  5. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Certainly do. I've traded a chicken factory at 8 dev C for a bakery at 30-odd in a heatwave. I know how to pick 'em.
  6. Richard Lines

    Richard Lines pfm Member

    Thus helping to create the situation whereby they don't need to fly for those temperatures anymore.......:(


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  7. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    My father worked in the foundry at Ideal Standard. In the Sumer, it took all his strength to make it home. That's why I will never complain.
  8. Gingerbeard

    Gingerbeard Ayup Me Duck

    Hot temperatures in the UK are nothing new. The summer of 1976 saw temperatures at or above 32c for at least 2 weeks, maybe longer. I was way to young to know anything about it (6 months old!), but my parents often recall it.

    The world is definitely warming up, there can be no getting away from that, but a level 4 warning for the UK is highly unlikely, perhaps in another 50 years' a temp of 40c might be reached, but I would be surprised if got there in my lifetime.

    My biggest concern is how we tackle countries like Brazil where they are still actively destroying the 'lungs of the planet' for giant cattle farms etc. Just look at what happened recently to the British journalist Dom Phillips. Until this is addressed, I don't think it matters how much you do elsewhere (although this is still very important), the planet will still be on a one way trajectory!

    It's a scary situation and one that I am not sure the human race is capable of rectifying. Maybe we will end up being collateral damage as Mother Nature takes back control, time will tell...
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  9. nmtjb

    nmtjb pfm Member

    That’s a good thing surely
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  10. nmtjb

    nmtjb pfm Member

    I worked full time summer on the beaches, 75-77, great times indeed. Weaver fish took their fair toll on the holiday makers as did blistering sunburn. In the end James Lovelock will be proven right and the human virus will be history.
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  11. nmtjb

    nmtjb pfm Member

    Ironic that he is now 102 though…maybe there is a god after all
  12. sideshowbob

    sideshowbob Champagne fascia aficionado

    Cambridge, 2019, recorded a temperature of 38.7. 40 is coming very soon at current rates of heating. 50 years is very optimistic.
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  13. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

  14. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    Bum. I have to be in That London on Wed. The tube will be redders. I guess I'll be walking.
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  15. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    10ft ceilings help. I have two 60" Panasonic 4 blade fans in my living room, not very noisy.
    UK houses have low ceilings and sealed up tight for winter efficiency
  16. zygote23

    zygote23 pfm Member

    Usually when I am travelling I write a very simple naive diary....literally just the events of the day and anything I think is of interest. OMG since taking up this job I have realised there is a book....a catalogue of chaos if you like. I took up the post last Sept remotely but only hit the ground running here after quarantine in Jan.

    It's bananas!
  17. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Heat doesn't bother me too much, though I do take some precautions when it's extreme, ( for the UK) or on the rare occasions I'm somewhere warm abroad. The old ticker is potentially at risk in sustained high temperatures. Much as I love the booze, I avoid it in the heat of the day as it's debilitating and dehydrating and not great for maintaining electrolyte balance.
    My other main tactic and advice is to stop fighting the heat. If you're already hot..getting bothered too is no help. Relax, keep movement to a minimum, stay sensibly hydrated etc.
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  18. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    That’s my default mode.
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  19. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Looks like another day under the Apple tree drinking nobbut water until dusk.
  20. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    The people I feel for are those in modern apartments with zero airflow, even with all windows open, and no chance of installing a/c. Must’ve been hell in the lockdowns.

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