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I think people drowning there sorrows with a late shot of March cold, need to take a step back and imagine what it'd be like if our climate was 1,000 further miles north or we weren't surrounded by water. There is 300+ days a year from 365 where the weather will be Sunny, Dry, Cloudy, Rainy, Wet and **NOT COLD** so I'd suggest you have your fair share of happy synoptics. If it was 35 degress throughout July and August and a portion of the elderly population suffered fatalities, o...
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"Campaigners at Age UK, which says 26,000 people die needlessly in winter every year, said the current weather could prove deadly for thousands more." Director General Michelle Mitchell said : 'Colder, harsher winters tend to lead to an increase in life-threatening conditions such as heart attacks and strokes which in turn leads to a high rate of excess winter deaths. For every one degree drop in average temperature, there are around 8,000 extra deaths.'
scorcher...exactly, my dad has diabetes and has had heart problems in the past, he was worried about going to spain on holday, the doctor said dont worry and enjoy yourself as the warmth will increase you circuilation and makes the arteries more supple , its the cold you need to worry he said , as it thickens the blood and narrows the veins
Yes, we don't get that type of heat frequently enough to cause death, but when it does occur, i.e 2006, 2003, 1995, 1976, people die, in their thousands. Try taking a trip to Phoenix, or the US South East, where heat there is similar to cold here in summer and is a major cause of death, despite most people having A.C. It's all well and good looking at the cold here and saying 'oh, well, cold is obviously a bigger killer than heat', but that isn't the case everywhere.