The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real

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by jawafour » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:59 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:They reckon it’s going to hit 31 here today :dread:

Yeah, the force has landed, Robbo. Apparently gonna reach 32c here in the south east and the sweating is already very real.

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by Balladeer » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:08 pm

33. I'm kind of okay with that? It's summer, it's meant to be warm: I'm more worried (climate change etc.) when it isn't. So long as it doesn't exceed 35 then that's kind of what summer's supposed to do. At the same time I'm not looking forward to going outside at all.

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by jawafour » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:33 pm

Balladeer wrote:...So long as it doesn't exceed 35 then that's kind of what summer's supposed to do...

In the Bahamas, maybe... but not in the UK :-) . You made me wonder what the summer temperatures have been like and the Met Office has these records for the period 1961 to 2010 in Greenwich Park, the weather station nearest to me here in the south east.

For the period 1961 to 2000, the average maximum temperature for July and August was around 21c. From 2000 to 2010, that rose to around 23c.

Temperatures that we've seen since - often reaching around 30c during past summers, albeit that isn't the average maximum - are extraordinarily high in comparison.

A reasonable analysis of this situation is that the UK is melting and might not be be here in five years' time.

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by Lex-Man » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:52 pm

I'm actually loving this weather but it's a bit worrying.

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by Vermilion » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:17 pm

It's hot today, which means my house has been filled with bonfire smoke, barbecue smoke, and the noise of endless screaming brats/power tools.

The only thing not making a noise here today is stool bloke, and that's because he's still on holiday.

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by Victor Mildew » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:19 pm

Sat in the garden with the wife, lying in the sun drinking cider.

N I G H T M A R E

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by Vermilion » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:22 pm

Ad7 wrote:Sat in the garden with the wife, lying in the sun drinking cider.

N I G H T M A R E


You must have a nice peaceful garden.

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by Victor Mildew » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:26 pm

I do, although some split up the road insists on doing diy cutting of some sort most of the time.

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by Jenuall » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:35 pm

Strawberry. Floating. Glorious. :datass:

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by Vermilion » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:48 pm

Ad7 wrote:I do, although some split up the road insists on doing diy cutting of some sort most of the time.


As i type this, my garden is being smothered by the smoke from degenerate neighbour bloke's barbecue.

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by Snowcannon » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:56 pm

I hope stool bloke is having fun on his hollibobs

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by Victor Mildew » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:57 pm

Holibobloke

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by KK » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:00 pm

I bet he's in an English cafe in Spain having a Stella and beans. :datass:

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by Victor Mildew » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:03 pm

KK wrote:I bet he's in an English cafe in Spain having a Stella and beans. :datass:


May the articles on his photocopied daily star read clear and true :wub:

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by Qikz » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:05 pm

Balladeer wrote:33. I'm kind of okay with that? It's summer, it's meant to be warm: I'm more worried (climate change etc.) when it isn't. So long as it doesn't exceed 35 then that's kind of what summer's supposed to do. At the same time I'm not looking forward to going outside at all.


The temperature in the UK isn't supposed to be that high. Climate Change has caused this and it's going to lead to many deaths in the years to come especially amongst the elderly and the very young. Our houses, our buildings and our transport system is not built to support that kind of heat and you can even tell by the way the Tube is in London that it's already unbearable, the trains are like ovens and I've seen multiple people pass out this year already.

This is not a healthy temperature for the UK.

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by Victor Mildew » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:07 pm

Yeah but dat afternoon at the lamb and flag beer garden though.

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If this is climate change then bring it on!

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by Jenuall » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:21 pm

Pockets of hot temperatures have always happened in the UK to be fair. They're getting a bit hotter when they do come around but the fact that they happen is not new.

If it becomes a very common occurrence then we'll see air con and other measures becoming more prevalent across the country.

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by Balladeer » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:10 pm

Stand corrected Qikz and Jenuall. :oops:

Still. Would have had a very nice walk through London today, had I not blundered into the NH Carnival.

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by Vermilion » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:47 am

Jenuall wrote:Pockets of hot temperatures have always happened in the UK to be fair. They're getting a bit hotter when they do come around but the fact that they happen is not new.


Yeah, we used to regularly get 30c+ during 90's summers so it's not really anything that new.

The extreme day we had this year though, was a pretty rare event, as the temperature record which was broken had stood for 16 years (the day that happened, i was at Exeter Odeon watching Curse of the Black Pearl), and only a few times over the decades has it crept up towards 100F.

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PostRe: The Heatwave Topic 2019 | The Struggle is Real
by Errkal » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:07 pm

At LegoLand and holy strawberry float I'm dying.


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