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bhoot

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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #575 on: 25 July, 2022, 11:31:53 am »
If you were in E14 you wouldn't be going shopping for a long time on that basis!

T42

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« Reply #576 on: 25 July, 2022, 02:40:21 pm »
Was 34°C a while ago then we got just enough rain to turn the air into fudge. Still 32.5°.
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« Reply #577 on: 25 July, 2022, 03:00:20 pm »
No rain yet in E17, though the Wind! managed to be a headwind in both directions on Larrington Towers Road ???
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Wowbagger

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« Reply #578 on: 25 July, 2022, 03:02:03 pm »
24°C here in arctic Saarfend.

The Met Office tells me that there's a 40% chance of rain around 6pm. We know what that means.
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Wowbagger

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« Reply #579 on: 25 July, 2022, 04:35:48 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/25/uk-drought-extreme-heat-dry

After the heat, more heat, and prolonged drought.

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #580 on: 25 July, 2022, 05:00:50 pm »
That probably means it will pour down all this weekend when I'm camping!
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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #581 on: 25 July, 2022, 05:03:00 pm »
Well I'm just back from Wales, and it's definitely still wet.

Wowbagger

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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #582 on: 03 August, 2022, 04:46:33 pm »
Another 30°C day for us today. Still 30 now, according to my machine.
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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #583 on: 03 August, 2022, 05:07:07 pm »
My shade mounted sensor is currently showing 29.°C which feels positively comfortable,
when compared to the 42.5°C it was showing a couple of weeks ago.

Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #584 on: 03 August, 2022, 09:01:13 pm »
Our neighbour (a lawyer) is celebrating the impending hosepipe ban by watering the garden like there's no tomorrow. Literally, within moments of  the ban being announced the first thing was to leave an open hose running into the boundary hedge, it's been maximum sprinkler since then.

Obviously can't do anything but disapproving looks until the ban takes effect.

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« Reply #585 on: 03 August, 2022, 09:05:45 pm »
Our neighbour (a lawyer) is celebrating the impending hosepipe ban by watering the garden like there's no tomorrow. Literally, within moments of  the ban being announced the first thing was to leave an open hose running into the boundary hedge, it's been maximum sprinkler since then.

Obviously can't do anything but disapproving looks until the ban takes effect.
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cygnet

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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #586 on: 03 August, 2022, 10:42:01 pm »
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Jaded

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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #587 on: 03 August, 2022, 11:27:26 pm »
Our neighbour (a lawyer) is celebrating the impending hosepipe ban by watering the garden like there's no tomorrow. Literally, within moments of  the ban being announced the first thing was to leave an open hose running into the boundary hedge, it's been maximum sprinkler since then.

Obviously can't do anything but disapproving looks until the ban takes effect.
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T42

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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #588 on: 04 August, 2022, 07:14:22 am »
36° forecast for here today. Forget what we had yesterday, 34° or 35°.  We kept it down to 26-27° indoors.

ETA: 30°C at 10 am.
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ian

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« Reply #589 on: 04 August, 2022, 09:23:23 am »
Our neighbour (a lawyer) is celebrating the impending hosepipe ban by watering the garden like there's no tomorrow. Literally, within moments of  the ban being announced the first thing was to leave an open hose running into the boundary hedge, it's been maximum sprinkler since then.

Obviously can't do anything but disapproving looks until the ban takes effect.

Once they've saturated the soil there's no point, even then it will just percolate away and evaporate rather quickly.

I do periodically give the garden a watering in the evening, we did lose a couple of trees the other summer when I decided to let things fend for themselves. I don't understand the people who put sprinklers on for hours every day.
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T42

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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #590 on: 04 August, 2022, 03:13:59 pm »
38°C on north side, 28°C in my office.
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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #591 on: 04 August, 2022, 08:06:04 pm »
Our neighbour (a lawyer) is celebrating the impending hosepipe ban by watering the garden like there's no tomorrow. Literally, within moments of  the ban being announced the first thing was to leave an open hose running into the boundary hedge, it's been maximum sprinkler since then.

Obviously can't do anything but disapproving looks until the ban takes effect.

Once they've saturated the soil there's no point, even then it will just percolate away and evaporate rather quickly.

I do periodically give the garden a watering in the evening, we did lose a couple of trees the other summer when I decided to let things fend for themselves. I don't understand the people who put sprinklers on for hours every day.

He's still at it, I think he's trying to make a point, First thing we did when he moved in was to complain our scotty would bark when his big, unneutured  labradors came to the fence and their barking would wake him up. Our dog has since died, and his dogs are still barking....

Should've posted the above in rant, TBH.

Separately, we've ordered a couple of large water butts and a pump, idea being to save bath/shower water for use around the garden. 10 year old son was roped in to assist with the online search, so he could have a snigger while searching  for said items.

Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #592 on: 08 August, 2022, 07:54:52 pm »
29 forecast for the South East and London tomorrow, then getting hotter each day, reaching 34 on Friday and Saturday.

Also easterly wind instead of the usual westerly.

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« Reply #593 on: 08 August, 2022, 08:00:33 pm »
Some of the oldies in Llandysul are even thinking about undoing the top button of their big coat.
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fboab

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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #594 on: 09 August, 2022, 09:01:13 am »
It's not going to be anywhere near those temperatures round here but I still bet it'll be taps aff.
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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #595 on: 09 August, 2022, 09:10:15 am »
In Swindon, men wear shorts and women wear sun tops if the sun is out.  This is completely unrelated to temperature.  It happens in winter when it's below freezing.  I have even seen bare feet and flipflops when it has been sunny with snow flurries.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #596 on: 09 August, 2022, 09:18:20 am »
They're probably cyclists used to wearing SPD sandals all year!
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Basil

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« Reply #597 on: 09 August, 2022, 09:47:29 am »
The dog is not keen on the heat, so I took her out early this morning. Got outside the door and, wow! It was bloody freezing.  Had to go back in for a fleece. 
After half an hour the sun had risen above, and dissipated the bank of mist that has been appearing on the hill for the last few mornings and within minutes the fleece was off and tied round my waist.
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ian

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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #598 on: 09 August, 2022, 10:17:26 am »
In Swindon, men wear shorts and women wear sun tops if the sun is out.  This is completely unrelated to temperature.  It happens in winter when it's below freezing.  I have even seen bare feet and flipflops when it has been sunny with snow flurries.

In Kent, if the temperature rises above 20 degrees, all men over the age of 40 are legally obliged to go topless and must be sunburned by 4pm at the latest (2pm in Chatham and Maidstone).
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Jaded

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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #599 on: 09 August, 2022, 10:33:08 am »
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