Author Topic: Wow! What a scorcher!!  (Read 2351 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #50 on: June 25, 2020, 10:07:32 pm »

I tried that whole freeze a bottle of water and put it in front of the fan thing. Temp in my flat went from 28.2°C to 28.3°C...

J

This is to be expected as no machine is 100% efficient and wasted energy ends up as heat. I hug ice packs or just wet flannels mostly.

Hands are good counter-current heat exchangers. Their blood flow can be up to five times that needed for the needs of the tissues.
I told my cool-skinned partner I'd use him as a heat sink.
He said that wasn't very romantic so I countered that I was warming the cockles of his heart....

Kim

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #51 on: June 25, 2020, 10:58:07 pm »
Down to 20 now in my garden.  Occasional single spitting drops of rain so I'd better head in.

Ooh. Flash ka-boom.

Send it over here!
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Regulator

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #52 on: June 26, 2020, 07:07:15 am »
Clouds are gathering and thunderstorms are forecast - but the temperature is only due to drop by a degree to 29C today.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #53 on: June 26, 2020, 08:46:37 am »
Anyone else finding their computer running slow in the hot weather? Mine was running like a dog yesterday, and one with two legs at that - one at each diagonally opposite corner. Picked it up off the docking station and the base was too hot to the touch.
It is what it is. It's not what it's not, so it must be what it is.

Regulator

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #54 on: June 26, 2020, 09:03:36 am »
Mine played up a bit yesterday.  I know there were also issues for a number of ISPs and networks.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #55 on: June 26, 2020, 09:33:57 am »
Mine played up a bit yesterday.  I know there were also issues for a number of ISPs and networks.

This is leaves-on-the-line Britain, what do you expect?

Must say my ISP has been a lot better since Dido Harding got the push.
Sic transit and all that..

ElyDave

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #56 on: June 26, 2020, 09:44:37 am »
Clouds are gathering and thunderstorms are forecast - but the temperature is only due to drop by a degree to 29C today.

Rain already up here
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ian

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #57 on: June 26, 2020, 11:11:37 am »
Thunderstorm about 5am, started with a long, rolling rumble that went on for about a minute. Then it chucked it down.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #58 on: June 26, 2020, 11:59:50 am »
The predicted thunder didn't arrive - a couple of drops of rain that evaporated in a minute, but nothing else. Will have to wait see if this afternoon/tomorrow's predicted thunder and rain turns up (as I am yet unsure whether I will get out on the bike, it is no doubt held in a state of quantum superposition; if I manage to finish my jobs and head out, I'm sure it will resolve itself in favour of pissing it down...)

Regulator

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #59 on: June 26, 2020, 01:26:29 pm »
Clouds are gathering and thunderstorms are forecast - but the temperature is only due to drop by a degree to 29C today.

Rain already up here

We had a short and not very heavy bout of rain.  Now it's just hot and humid.
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I completely agree with Reg.

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #60 on: June 26, 2020, 02:05:28 pm »
We seem to have dodged the recent rain, it's been hot and sultry all day.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #61 on: June 26, 2020, 04:17:03 pm »
Thunder woke me up this morning, followed by torrential rain. Most of the day it's just been dreich.

Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #62 on: June 26, 2020, 04:46:20 pm »
15 minutes and the heavens will open.  It says.
Sic transit and all that..

Mr Larrington

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #63 on: June 26, 2020, 06:29:57 pm »
Ferocious downpour behaviour at first light but hot and sticky subsequently.  Stop it.  I have some heavy lifting to do.
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ian

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #64 on: June 26, 2020, 07:14:58 pm »
Temperature is falling now, the sky has occluded.

I predict a weekend.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #65 on: June 26, 2020, 07:28:07 pm »
99% probability of rain at 7am but it did not happen. Boilio and humid.
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Kim

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #66 on: June 26, 2020, 07:30:51 pm »
Anyone else finding their computer running slow in the hot weather? Mine was running like a dog yesterday, and one with two legs at that - one at each diagonally opposite corner. Picked it up off the docking station and the base was too hot to the touch.

Normal for laptops, which are engineered for portability rather than decent cooling.  Sometimes you can improve matters by arranging for better airflow underneath.  There may be clean the fan issues.

My desktop, which is optimised for quietness and ease of cleaning fans, remains unaffected.

Our downstream internet connection is still a couple of megabeans lower than it ought to be, on account of the sync rate adapting to the thunderstorms a couple of weeks ago, but that's not enough of a difference to notice an effect on anything.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Wowbagger

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #67 on: June 26, 2020, 07:33:41 pm »
We had a couple of hours of thunder from about 4.30am, but less than 2mm rain fell. Up to 29°C this afternoon. The thunder/heavy shower that was forecast for about 3pm manifestly failed to materialise.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #68 on: June 26, 2020, 07:41:53 pm »
We were sitting outside until gone eleven last night. We'd had friends round for a socially distanced barbecue. We had to finish when the rain started, but it wasn't heavy and everything was dry this morning.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

hellymedic

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #69 on: June 26, 2020, 08:17:19 pm »
Anyone else finding their computer running slow in the hot weather? Mine was running like a dog yesterday, and one with two legs at that - one at each diagonally opposite corner. Picked it up off the docking station and the base was too hot to the touch.

Me.

MacBook Air has had fans on overtime.

Lost all calendar entries at one point.

EVERYTHING running very slowly, if at all.

Got fed up. Switched off computer, washed the dishes, then the rain came.

Seems better now.

ian

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #70 on: June 26, 2020, 08:19:49 pm »
Macbook Pro and iMac were silent in a >30 degree office all day. I was less silent, but I ate a tuna and mixed bean salad yesterday evening.
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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #71 on: June 26, 2020, 08:58:39 pm »
Gosh, it has just rained for thirty or forty seconds. Back to boilio.
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ElyDave

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #72 on: June 26, 2020, 10:43:24 pm »
Plenty of rain here during the day in fits and starts and thunders. Humid as hell, but I didn't mention when on the phone to Ghana, I think they'll trump my "a bit warm in east Anglia"
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andytheflyer

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #73 on: June 27, 2020, 07:26:17 am »
Steady rain overnight here at the bottom end of rural Cheshire.  Dog came back from his walk wet, so now in drying off mode.

Jaded

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Re: Wow! What a scorcher!!
« Reply #74 on: June 27, 2020, 08:40:54 am »
It’s doing a rain here today. Weekend, farmers market restarted. Normal.
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