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Cambridge at 31C, at 11 am...And, before the wittering starts, my bro, who's been visiting the botanical gardens, since his undergraduate days, says that nothing has 'encroached' since at least the1980s!:oldgrin:

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Could this be right? At 11.20am seems extreme but I notice the wind is not Easterly here its Southeasterly and barely noticeable we do get a foehn effect with South or SEly flows and its by far the hottest day here since 31st July BBC only shows 30c at present not sure I believe that. My location- Gravesend/Northfleet borders by the thames

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1 hour ago, JK1 said:

imageproxy.php?img=&key=8d7953939bb9d610Past few days have felt like I’m on holiday  the garden loving it too

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That's a tropical looking garden!...lush grass as well, must have been watered regularly?

28.2c currently.

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4 minutes ago, Kentspur said:

Could this be right? At 11.20am seems extreme but I notice the wind is not Easterly here its Southeasterly and barely noticeable we do get a foehn effect with South or SEly flows and its by far the hottest day here since 31st July BBC only shows 30c at present not sure I believe that. My location- Gravesend/Northfleet borders by the thames

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I would say your thermometer is correct, bbc have been very poor with their temperature predictions. 

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4 minutes ago, Froze were the Days said:

That's a tropical looking garden!...lush grass as well, must have been watered regularly?

28.2c currently.

Tireless Constant watering lol why need the storms or least rain so can have a break from it

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8 minutes ago, Kentspur said:

Could this be right? At 11.20am seems extreme but I notice the wind is not Easterly here its Southeasterly and barely noticeable we do get a foehn effect with South or SEly flows and its by far the hottest day here since 31st July BBC only shows 30c at present not sure I believe that. My location- Gravesend/Northfleet borders by the thames

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Depends what weather station you have and if the thermometer is housed, I have a Stevenson screen and is reasonably accurate although attached to the north side of a shed (should be more in the open).

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Morning all, much cooler here today in Faversham. 26.6c at the moment which is the coolest it’s been at this time for a days. Lots of cloud around too. It feels stormy but I don’t want to get my hopes up. 

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This cloud needs to do one, rising slowly to spite it though 27. 4

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30c here at lunchtime, way off Cambridge at 32c though. There is a gentle easterly breeze, a bit more than yesterday.

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32c here in Twickenham 🥵

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I am going to be very disappointed if we don't get at least one storm out of all of this heat. Worst year I can remember for storms in this area. Not even one rumble.

I'm working right on the coast in Great Yarmouth today and it's much more bearable, but it's going to be another tough night for sleeping.

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Given the 0% chance of storms (or rain for that matter) in EA - I'm embracing the heat. 30C? Pah! Crank it up a bit I say! 

#AirconIsForWimps #HardCoreHeatLover #BarbadianBlood

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2 hours ago, SLEETY said:

All this moaning about the heat, its like we get it for months on end which we don't, unlike other poor souls in other countries, and its not that bad,should be getting used to it a little by now. 

We've got a six week old so there's plenty to moan about, and with justification too. The recommendation is babies should sleep in rooms which are 16-18 degrees to lower the chances of cot death, last night the lowest it ever got inside with all windows open and a fan going was 28. It's been a miserable time here for all of us and the constant promises from the forecasters of an end which then doesn't come is becoming rather tiresome.

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59 minutes ago, Daniel* said:

Other poor souls actually have AC built in their homes. Mate no one in London is enjoying this well some may be but it’s horrible in capital without AC to 12th in central average maximum is 30C and average low is 17.4C my average low in Rotherhithe is 18C. The mean is over 5C above average simply outrageous, we haven’t seen similar anomalies since extreme December 2015 and that was unprecedented but second half of August likely to be much cooler so expect the anomaly to lessen somewhat still bound to be notably warm.

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My  middle son is a "self employed" electrician which means he has to get work where he can. In the construction industry you generally do not have a choice to being self employed. That work companies do not have to pay holiday or sick pay or redundancy, although operatives often work for the same firm for years, He even has to pay £20 a week to a payroll company to process his wages from his net salary.

He is currently working in a new development in Canary Wharf. The company is Chinese and the project is the construction of luxury flats. He is working on one of the top floors, the 50th I believe he told me when I saw him the other day. Due to the height of the building it is designed so that none of the upper stories windows are openable, there  is much glazing and blinds/curtains have yet to be installed. Also the air conditioning is to be commissioned and therefore unavailable, 

I don't envy him working in such conditions, but the way things are these days he has to tell himself that he is fortunate to have a job.

Kind Regards

Dave

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Some clouds developing over London now. Met Office graphics has storms breaking out around 2pm..

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2 hours ago, SLEETY said:

All this moaning about the heat, its like we get it for months on end which we don't, unlike other poor souls in other countries, and its not that bad,should be getting used to it a little by now. 

Don't worry in a few months it be late Autumn early Winter, with Weeks of dreary depressing weather with little or no sun and horrid drizzle, with little prospect of it becoming deep, crisp and even, under deep blue skies when you wake up. 

How riveting The Winter season is in the UK. Not!! 

 

Almost 1000 people have died every year in 2018 and 2019 as a direct result of heatwaves in the UK. That doesn’t include all the hospital admission due to respiratory issues. That means as we speak people are dying from this heatwave. It’ll be a bit difficult for them to get used to it.

 It’s easy to be flippant when it’s perceived to be a week of hot weather and we’ll be back to rain soon enough. For some this is life or death. For the majority such as us it’s a temporary discomfort.

Spending time with the elderly and vulnerable you see it all too often in this type of set up.

Just saying that there’s a side to every argument   

(sorry to be a debbie downer as they say but seeing it first hand makes me a little passionate about it - that’s why I bang on about air con to anyone who’s suffering - for £200 it could save your life) 

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I was hoping to pop down to the coast very late this afternoon to cool off in the sea, be a shame if my trip is scuppered by thunderstorms as I've been waiting for this chance since the heatwave started, but then again, love a storm too - dilemma

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Sun is finally back out in Dover, should clear from anywhere else effected soon hopefully. 

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Just turnes the hose on myself and now sitting in front of a fan. Feeling momentarily cool enough despite 35.7°C from my weather station outside. 😎 Keeping everything crossed for NE Hants to get a hit tonight 🤞🤞🤞

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It's bad enough with a respitory condition such as asthma, add on this prolonged heat and having wear face masks at times makes this spell hideous for a number of people including myself, anyway bring on the storms and relieve us of this excessive heat.  

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12 minutes ago, Coopsy said:

Almost 1000 people have died every year in 2018 and 2019 as a direct result of heatwaves in the UK. That means as we speak people are dying from this heatwave. It’ll be a bit difficult for them to get used to it.

 It’s easy to be flippant when it’s perceived to be a week of hot weather and we’ll be back to rain soon enough. For some this is life or death. For the majority such as us it’s a temporary discomfort.

Spending time with the elderly and vulnerable you see it all too often in this type of set up.

Just saying that there’s a side to every argument  

Very true, my husband is not doing very well in this heat at all. I'm only just coping myself. 

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5 minutes ago, thunderpants said:

It's bad enough with a respitory condition such as asthma, add on this prolonged heat and having wear face masks at times makes this spell hideous for a number of people including myself, anyway bring on the storms and relieve us of this excessive heat.  

I really we hope we get rewarded for putting up with this heat with some good storms. It’s like enduring freezing temperature and never seeing the snow 

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4 minutes ago, alexisj9 said:

Very true, my husband is not doing very well in this heat at all. I'm only just coping myself. 

I’m sorry to hear that. So many people suffer in silence during the heat. If air con isn’t viable due to cost, ice in front of a fan is great. Plus lots of ice lollies 😁 my mum is suffering quite badly so we are keeping an eye on her. (She doesn’t stay in front of the air con unit - stubborn! ) lol

Only a few more days to go - before that hopefully lots of  ⛈ 

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1 minute ago, Coopsy said:

I’m sorry to hear that. So many people suffer in silence during the heat. If air con isn’t viable due to cost, ice in front of a fan is great. Plus lots of ice lollies 😁 my mum is suffering quite badly so we are keeping an eye on her. Only a few more days to go - before that hopefully lots of  ⛈ 

I might try that thanks. 

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