UK first-ever 'Red' Warning" for Heat.


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Soon it will be iced tea there! Just remember the higher they say it, the sweeter it is! LOL t,T!

 
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That's in England DM. Thank goodness I live in Scotland where it'll be much cooler. The temperature here will probably reach the mid 20'sC but 18C/64F would be perfect for me. :)
 
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Alaska hit 100 deg back in 1915 https://www.heraldnet.com/news/alaskas-top-temp-is-100-degrees-set-in-1915/

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — If you think this summer’s heat wave is hot, just be glad you weren’t around in 1915.

The highest temperature ever recorded in Alaska was 100 degrees on June 27, 1915, in Fort Yukon, according to official records of the National Weather Service. Records date back to 1904.

The highest reliable temperature in Alaska’s second-largest city was 96 degrees on June 15, 1969, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.
 
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I remember living in Alaska whe it went past 80f and we were melting. Nobody had AC.
People don't here on the whole and someone on TV suggested that they go somewhere they do 'like the library'. That's where the missus works. School has broken up and they have started the Summer reading challenge for children, plus it is Rhyme time for the little ones today, "Oh God no, it's going to be heaving, and covid levels are at their highest for ages, so I'll be fully masked up all day." Poor love.
 
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Makes a welcome change here. Plants are loving it :love: and the beaches will be packed; people are having a great time. Lovely sunny day today and all the best ice creams will no doubt be flying off the shelves :cool:
 
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Makes a welcome change here. Plants are loving it :love: and the beaches will be packed; people are having a great time. Lovely sunny day today and all the best ice creams will no doubt be flying off the shelves :cool:
You shouldn't pay attention to what Dominic Raab said. My chard is all lying flat on the ground, the greenhouse is too hot for the tomatoes, even with door and window open. I am sitting in the NE facing room of the house with a fan on, reading before I looked here.

When I was twenty, fifty seven years ago, I worked on a beach where it was over 100 degrees in the shade, and there wasn't any. And my outdoor tomatoes are good with it. Some people are loving it, I do hope sore shoulders is all they get, the ozone layer isn't what it was when I was young, and crowds means more Covid, we didn't have that. Some times it is worth adapting your behaviour a bit to match circumstances.
 
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You shouldn't pay attention to what Dominic Raab said. My chard is all lying flat on the ground, the greenhouse is too hot for the tomatoes, even with door and window open. I am sitting in the NE facing room of the house with a fan on, reading before I looked here.

When I was twenty, fifty seven years ago, I worked on a beach where it was over 100 degrees in the shade, and there wasn't any. And my outdoor tomatoes are good with it. Some people are loving it, I do hope sore shoulders is all they get, the ozone layer isn't what it was when I was young, and crowds means more Covid, we didn't have that. Some times it is worth adapting your behaviour a bit to match circumstances.
The only thing you are missing is our 99% humidity. You do not need it so I will keep it here for you if that is ok.
 
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Very heavy aviation-smog/haze blanket here this morning from the early air traffic, the sun is getting through it but somewhat shortwave in appearance. 31 degrees now at 10am, 42 degrees predicted in four hours time. Temperature drops back down about 20 degrees from tomorrow onwards with more cloud and rain forecast. The air traffic continues and the haze has now diffused into a broad mostly dense overcast covering inline with the sun's path taken through the day which is generally the case and although it often ends up dispersing quite a bit by midday or so instead of bulking up it's hard to say what it will do at the moment but it seems to be holding back some of the heat for now.

After checking again it looks like the Sun is winning the battle at the moment although it's not a blue or clear sky by any means and the temperature is 7 degrees below forecast for 11am.
 
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18:50 here and there's thick dense smog/cloud almost 100% coverage and rain expected; I think we just had a few spots before actually. It's still daylight of course but the Sun is completely hidden beneath the dark overcast. It's been a very warm and humid day and we've had a few hours of hazey sunshine but the temperature has dropped considerably and it's quite tolerable in the garden now at least. Forcasts of sunshine locally here are nearly always wrong but then we do get a great deal of air traffic 24 hours a day.
 
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The temperature reached 31C/88F here in the Highlands today, a rarity, and with no breeze the humidity was unbearable at 98%. From late afternoon light rain showers, the first in a couple of months, moved in bringing the temperature down to around 20C/68F - much more comfortable.
 
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The temperature reached 31C/88F here in the Highlands today, a rarity, and with no breeze the humidity was unbearable at 98%. From late afternoon light rain showers, the first in a couple of months, moved in bringing the temperature down to around 20C/68F - much more comfortable.
Sooo...how are land values there?
 
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Sooo...how are land values there?
It may sound like home now, but January and February are a bit different, How deep are your winter snow drifts?

We had a bit of rain last night, great big drops, enough to wet the patio, but it quickly stopped and was all dried out ten minutes later. Then there was thunder and lightning all evening, but no more rain :( I want about four to six hours of steady drizzle. :)
 

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