Well its just said on the wireless that its now just gone past 100 F!.
Never mind, torrential floods in the back country reported, with 14
people hurt by lightning..
And the significance to UK DIY?. Too sodding hot to do anything!...
Wimp. Built 20' x 3' of retaining wall, shifted about 3 ton of hardcore and
fitted a loft ladder. Biggest bitch was the bricklaying, but nicked SWMBO's
gazebo and worked under that. Best thing about diy in this heat is that your
really appreciate the cold beers when you finish each job.
Now claims to have reached 37.9C at Heathrow.
I'm about 20 miles from Heathrow, and I recorded a peak outdoor
temperature of 37.5C at 16:11 this afternoon, since when it's been
My Loft got to 45.5C. Strangely, my loft has been hotter at 46.5
when outside temperature was only at 30.5, on August 4th.
A significant factor in heating the loft is direct radient heat from
the Sun which is now dropping as we move away from midsummer's day,
which might explain why the effect is reduced from a week earlier,
whereas a large factor behind the outside temperature is caused by
sucking hot air from France.
Strangely, it's not actually so humid today -- my aircon is not
generating any excess water as it's managing to evapourate it all
in the condensor. When it is very humid, it doesn't manage to
evaporate it as fast as it collects it.
Am amazed how difficult it is to find any historical data on temperatures.
E.g. how hot was it the day Chelsea won the Championship in 1955? I've often
wondered about the part the weather has played in world events. The Met
Office seem to want paying for such highly sensitive information and the web
sites I've looked at say that no historical data is available for London.
Freedom of information my arse.
"stuart noble" wrote
| Am amazed how difficult it is to find any historical data on temperatures.
| E.g. how hot was it the day Chelsea won the Championship in 1955? I've
| often wondered about the part the weather has played in world events. The
| Met Office seem to want paying for such highly sensitive information and
| the web sites I've looked at say that no historical data is available
| for London. Freedom of information my arse.
Go to your local main public or university library. If they don't have bound
of the local paper from the time ask for a national, which will probably be
Sorry to hear some of you wimps suffering in the heat but I've been wearing
a jumper this week in anticipation of the 43 degs in Riyadh when I arrive
Now that my friends is hot and it will get hotter!
"Latest gear:- One piece one button suit extremely comfortable, perfect
for Relaxation, Sports, Hiking, Swimming, a must have" OOPS sorry you
Well I wasn't there that long and I did follow some "when in Rome"
advice from an old hand who didn't get thrown in jail and neither did i.
But this was some 20 years ago now and perhaps things have changed.
Still it was quite an experience all the same....
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