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OuBallie15/07/2013 18:19:55
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Seing that this heat wave will be with us for some time, let's have a daily reading of temperatures.

If memory serves me, the last time we had this sort of heat was 8/10 years ago or thereabouts.

Temperatures at my abode in South Norfolk today:

Inside - 25.5°

Outside - 30.5°

Carport - 31.4°

Workshop - 28.2° I was in and out all afternoon, & didn't bother with the aircon.

Geoff - Cooled off nicely with a cup of Red Bush and fan blowing over me.

Stub Mandrel15/07/2013 19:36:11
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Don't Geoff! Our antipodean colleagues will laugh their socks off at anything less than 40 degrees!

Mind you the UK is good for temperature range - <Checks Met Office website> the UK max is 38.5 in Kent and -23.9 in next door East Sussex - a 62.4 degree range!

Cheltenham once hit 35.9 . I remember this as I was at scout camp in Pershore on what was then the Hottest Day - July 3 1976.


John Stevenson15/07/2013 22:37:32
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Middle of last winter.

Ian S C16/07/2013 10:17:56
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Last time I was in Britain, there was a heat wave, 1984, stayed a good bit of the time in Paisley, and a reserviour supplying Glasgow dried up, the village that had been submerged (maybe 100yrs before), was expossed for the first time. Ian S C

OuBallie16/07/2013 10:29:58
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Don't leave us in suspense, explanation required please!

Geoff - Carport here I come to assemble a Singer industrial sewing machine.

Ady116/07/2013 11:07:00
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Moscow is the place to be

Down to -40 celcius in winter and up to +50 celcius in summer...

OuBallie16/07/2013 19:35:16
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Patio: 30.7°

Carport: 32.4°


Patio: Next to bungalow with & house on west side, so very little direct sun.

Carport: The fan made it just bearable, so finished cleaning the parts of the Singer 660A1 ready for asembly tomorrow inside in north facing room.

Workshop: Door closed today, so all the effort insulating has worked
Geoff - 25.7° in south facing lounge (Curtains drawn from 1200h till 1600h)
Stub Mandrel16/07/2013 21:09:57
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29 in my shaded spot outside the workshop today - as accurate an air temp as I can get. Highest so far has been two days at 29.5.

Ian, the year to remember was 1976. They were pumping the coal out of the mines as asphalt it was so hot (we still had mines then).


OuBallie17/07/2013 09:15:12
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We can laugh and gloat when those in the Southern Hemisphere complain that 15°C is cold.

I do that regularly when my brother says "It's cold here", and then explain that 15° is normal, 20° summer, 25° heat wave and 25°+ end of mankind as we know it.

I used to complain as well, but I'm now fully assimilated into the UK weather, and now ready to complain about the heat.

Geoff - Working inside today.

Stovepipe17/07/2013 12:57:50
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OT - The prospect of all those journalists "stewing in their own juice" outside a certain clinic in London fills me with a certain glee, Dennis

Ian S C17/07/2013 13:38:42
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Neil, in 84 when I was there, they were having miners strikes, I spoke to the strikers in Glasgow, and not one of them had ever even seen a coal mine (most of them had never seen a work place), and non of them would if given the chance would go underground, I was a bit puzzled. Next stop was Sheffield, most of the strikers thee were miners, and seemed about two times more intelegent than the others I met, but the mines still closed. But the weather was nice, and I enjoyed my holiday. Ian S C

Billy Mills17/07/2013 17:36:47
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Cold in Moscow is'nt that bad because it's much dryer than the UK, walked around in -25C a few years back. Because you cannot get more than 70 odd miles from the sea in the UK our humidity is always high so cold feels much colder and hot seems even hotter.

The other thing that will happen with this heat is Thunderstorms, there are a few good websites, my fave is **LINK** which gives you a map showing where the storms are. It works by measuring the time between the radio impulse from the flash and the next GPS second at many sites all over Europe. Handy to take a peek before you go up the Church Steeple!


OuBallie17/07/2013 19:19:50
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Patio: 32°

Carport:32.5° Surprised at this, thought it would be higher.

Workshop:28° Heatsink now in operations think.

All day inside.

Geoff - Trying to cool off!

V8Eng17/07/2013 20:17:28
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Travelling around Berkshire & North Oxfordshire by car yesterday, an occasional glance at the outside temperature readout showed no lower than 29 C at anytime.

Been raining heavily for about an hour now + thunder & lightning, does not seem to feel much cooler though.


Edited By V8Eng on 17/07/2013 20:31:16

Stub Mandrel17/07/2013 21:08:22
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Hi Ian,

I was a student doing vigils in mid Wales to show support for the miners in 1984. A few years later I was working alongside redundant steelworkers and miners in South Wales - some really sound men, but the communities still haven't recovered. With 20-20 hindsight, the intelligent (like the sorely ill-treated Neil Kinnock) now realise Scargill was as much to blame as Thatcher. there were things that had dop happen, but it didn't have to go the way it did, nor did we need to almost completely destroy our industry. Now not just my steel but my teabacgs have 'TATA' on the side!


30 max in deep shade, sweating my kecks off...

Gone Away17/07/2013 21:32:29
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Oudoors 34°

Humidex 45°

Workshop 21°

Guess where I spent my afternoon.

Bill Pudney18/07/2013 04:51:38
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I know this thread is about temperature, so apologies for going OT.

At one stage in the late 70s British Steel was losing GBP1,000,000 per day. At the time that equated to my annual salary for 200years, and I thought I was fairly well paid.

At the same time it was possible to buy a frigatesworth of steel from a steelworks in Belgium and have it delivered to a shipyard in Glasgow, for less than the purchase cost from the nearest British Steel "outlet", delivery was extra!!


Ian S C18/07/2013 13:01:39
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Don't think you;d get the steel to a Glasgow ship yard now! Ian S C

jason udall18/07/2013 18:17:33
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Neil..sadly one cannot discuss the end of the miners strike without it becoming very political..that said I think it's true..scargill is as much to blame as thatcher and the activities of the Unions rather that their members had its part to play in the entusiastic "move from manufacturing to a service economy"..the rise of the service economy would have been great but why abandon the manufacturing? ...
Only to 30 years to see that error
Stub Mandrel18/07/2013 18:56:55
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> I thought I was fairly well paid.

I miscalcuated that as £50K a year which certainly would have been in the late 70s!


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