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2 hours ago, mb018538 said:

This is all true, but the constant 'what if' of the UK weather makes it so exciting! The fact we are constantly searching for the next big weather event makes us all weather mad I reckon.

I agree, what would be fun in living in California? Great for the sunshine of course, but you pretty much know every year for about 4-6 months it's guaranteed to be bone dry and sunny. What would the model watching be like? Anyway, despite London having the reputation as being shocking for wind and rain, it's much drier than New York etc.

Yes I've never understood the opinion of many about London's bad weather. I must say it tends to come from ignorant foreigners who are then pleasantly surprised. The media no doubt has a part to play. Similarly lots of people think Spain is hot and sunny everywhere all the time...

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The biggest issue with London and indeed the UK as a whole is the lack of sunshine. The UK is very cloudy. Even in the sunniest months the vast majority of places don't exceed 50% of possible sunshine - only the southern coastal strip does.

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6 minutes ago, cheese said:

The biggest issue with London and indeed the UK as a whole is the lack of sunshine. The UK is very cloudy. Even in the sunniest months the vast majority of places don't exceed 50% of possible sunshine - only the southern coastal strip does.

I will agree there cheese, average sunshine hours for London in December is a measly 52 hours. I know it's only really light for around 8 hours a day anyway, but that still gives around 240 hours of possible sun per month....which we see on average 24% of. The winter really drags it down, no wonder people feel so miserable!

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Yes the sunshine is the only really disappointing factor about our climate. If only we had more widespread sunshine it would be an ideal country to live in for so many reasons!

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I share the thoughts of other members. A couple of days of hot weather is fine by me, but certainly don't want it to last long. Living in London the heat can be pretty horrible in the evenings (and when travelling).

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i sometimes wonder if people have short memories of have never lived through a 'long hot summer'.

you get used to it... hot becomes the norm, pretty much like cold is every winter (normal cold) . i dunno, i always feel the first cold of winter far more then later cold. ive felt that with summer warmth too..

one things certain....moaning about it wont change a damn thing! lol.

ps i worked outdoors through the long hot summers of 75, 76, 83, 89, 90, 95, 03... etc.

 

 

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I tend to agree Mushy, I also spend most of my daylight hours outdoors come Summer or Winter and you do get used to it. A good sun hat helps see me through the heat as theres nothing worse than heatstroke!

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2 hours ago, cheese said:

The biggest issue with London and indeed the UK as a whole is the lack of sunshine. The UK is very cloudy. Even in the sunniest months the vast majority of places don't exceed 50% of possible sunshine - only the southern coastal strip does.

Very true. The UK/NW Europe would be far more pleasant if only there were more hours of sunshine throughout the year. Winter here is frequently incredibly grey and depressing, then summer comes and with it high hopes of long, sunny days but we often can’t seem to shift the clag either. Next week looks great, some hot and sunny days. Shame I’ll miss it as I’m off to Spain on Friday.

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9 minutes ago, stainesbloke said:

Very true. The UK/NW Europe would be far more pleasant if only there were more hours of sunshine throughout the year. Winter here is frequently incredibly grey and depressing, then summer comes and with it high hopes of long, sunny days but we often can’t seem to shift the clag either. Next week looks great, some hot and sunny days. Shame I’ll miss it as I’m off to Spain on Friday.

I think if UK winters where more  dry  and sunny it would help though we would need a range of 2500 m mountains running up the spine of Ireland ,wonder if any heavy construction companies would be interested ,lol

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6 minutes ago, Mokidugway said:

I think if UK winters where more  dry  and sunny it would help though we would need a range of 2500 m mountains running up the spine of Ireland ,wonder if any heavy construction companies would be interested ,lol

Inconsiderate! 😁

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1 minute ago, parrotingfantasist said:

Inconsiderate! 😁

Sorry ,there will be a public consultation first 😂

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Looks OK to me, sunny tomorrow and Friday here. A keen NW breeze though

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8 minutes ago, cheese said:

Looks OK to me, sunny tomorrow and Friday here. A keen NW breeze though

yeah better for you maybe, but my location exposed to Cheshire Gap breeze

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2 hours ago, mushymanrob said:

i sometimes wonder if people have short memories of have never lived through a 'long hot summer'.

you get used to it... hot becomes the norm, pretty much like cold is every winter (normal cold) . i dunno, i always feel the first cold of winter far more then later cold. ive felt that with summer warmth too..

one things certain....moaning about it wont change a damn thing! lol.

ps i worked outdoors through the long hot summers of 75, 76, 83, 89, 90, 95, 03... etc.

 

 

Have you ever worked in 40c plus temps with 100% humidity?

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1 minute ago, markyo said:

Have you ever worked in 40c plus temps with 100% humidity?

Sure I've bowled in them! tenpin Stafford cannot afford air conditioning

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6 minutes ago, I remember Atlantic 252 said:

Sure I've bowled in them! tenpin Stafford cannot afford air conditioning

🤣....that would classed as a fridge trust me!

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11 minutes ago, markyo said:

Have you ever worked in 40c plus temps with 100% humidity?

Only with banjo playing rednecks deep in Georgia 😂

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2 minutes ago, Summer Sun said:

Anyone fancy 40c next week 😂😂

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Funny I said that last night ,lol

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17 minutes ago, Ice Man 85 said:

I have one. Helps up to 26c or so, but the current outputs suggest overnight temps may not drop below 20c even in the NW. Doesn't really "cut it" in conditions like that.

not sure what a cheap fan achieves? it just pushes warm air round does not cool the environment ..only A/C will do..you can pick them up relatively cheap, easy to set up and they work wonders.

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39 minutes ago, Summer Sun said:

Anyone fancy 40c next week 😂😂

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You've been at NAVGEMS control's haven't you Gav? 😁

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59 minutes ago, Ice Man 85 said:

I have one. Helps up to 26c or so, but the current outputs suggest overnight temps may not drop below 20c even in the NW. Doesn't really "cut it" in conditions like that.

That output of 20c mins in the north west looks unlikely, it’s very rare to see those sorts of mins there.

I once fell asleep on a balcony in Oman in early July about 4years ago, the min that night was just a tad under 35c. One of the best nights sleep I’ve ever had. So to be honest I find it laughable when people struggle to deal with mins of 16-20c 

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8 minutes ago, Alderc said:

That output of 20c mins in the north west looks unlikely, it’s very rare to see those sorts of mins there.

I once fell asleep on a balcony in Oman in early July about 4years ago, the min that night was just a tad under 35c. One of the best nights sleep I’ve ever had. So to be honest I find it laughable when people struggle to deal with mins of 16-20c 

In fairness, you're comparing sleeping outdoors to sleeping in British houses that are built with brick and double glazing and no AC, designed to retain heat rather than expel it. Even if it cools down at night, if your house receives sun all day then it's going to heat up pretty quickly.

Though as I said, for me it's not a big deal as I just use a thinner duvet or open the windows.

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Just now, Ice Man 85 said:

opening a window helps little with a light to non existent wind from a warm direction. And thinner duvet? I don't know how you can sleep under one at all.

I agree with your first paragraph though. Our homes are not built for hot weather.

I can't sleep without a duvet - it's not even a case of feeling cool but psychologically I just can't do it. I need something over me and a blanket isn't thick enough.

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