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UK's heatwave in placed in perspective

Post by Red on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 10:46

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Post by Growler on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 13:56

Agreed, Red - not really news as such - more of a human interest piece. It's true enough that we Brits don't often see the temperatures you guys take for granted, and thank heaven we don't get the awful bush fires we read about - but as the piece says, I've noticed over the years one or two Aus forummers here remarking on unseasonably cold snaps.
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Post by embee on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 14:00

If they wanted rain in the UK they should have scheduled more CT games for Australia
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Post by skully on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 14:06

I'm curious how Brit tourists (e.g. the Balmy Army) do when they hit 40C+ temps during Aus summers???

Do they melt in their tighty whiteys?
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Post by taipan on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 14:18

Transvaal Highveld, the best climate in the world. Midwinter today with temperatures of 8-21C. Even in summer the high temperatures are fine because there is no humidity.
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Re: UK's heatwave in placed in perspective

Post by Growler on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 19:16

That's what makes our heat so uncomfortable at times - there's so much moisture already in the air, the sweat doesn't evaporate and cool you down - just soaks into yer togs and makes you feel grebby.

You've been over here in summer haven't you skulls? What's your take on the summer here compared with back home?
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Post by skully on Thu 22 Jun 2017, 23:56

I spent 3 weeks in London in the summer of 2015. It was very pleasant. Cool in the mornings and cool/mild through the day. There were a couple of warmish days that nudged the high 20Cs but generally the day time temp was in the mid to low 20s.

So summer in England for me was like Spring in Aus. Luverly.
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Post by Bradman on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 01:58

Any climate with a temp that has any day of the year with a min starting with a 1 is just plain wrong.
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Post by lardbucket on Fri 23 Jun 2017, 08:55

Growler wrote:That's what makes our heat so uncomfortable at times - there's so much moisture already in the air, the sweat doesn't evaporate and cool you down - just soaks into yer togs and makes you feel grebby.

You've been over here in summer haven't you skulls? What's your take on the summer here compared with back home?

In 2013 I played a game of cricket on Richmond Green; it was 35+ on the day, and the lunch break involved the usual delicacies plus curry and chips.

It was hot and unexpectedly humid ... certainly it was not as hot and uncomfortable as a winter's hockey match on Astroturf in Cairns, or the hotter cricketing days in summer even in Launceston, but it just was not expected at all.

The sideline views (young ladies reclining in minimal attire to take advantage of the warmth) more than made up for any physical discomfort.

The beers afterwards were of course excellent though also warmer than expected.

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Post by Red on Sun 25 Jun 2017, 14:14

Growler wrote:That's what makes our heat so uncomfortable at times - there's so much moisture already in the air, the sweat doesn't evaporate and cool you down - just soaks into yer togs and makes you feel grebby.

You've been over here in summer haven't you skulls? What's your take on the summer here compared with back home?

Actually I worked in London for a year and found summer quite oppressive.

The weather was what the locals described as "close".

To me a twenty degree seemed more uncomfortable than the same temperature in Melbourne.

An additional problem was that London seemed unprepared for genuine hot weather.

The tube wasn't air-conditioned, and soft drinks for instance, were often on shop shelves rather than in fridges.
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