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    • Sad. Sack
    • By Sad. Sack 28th Nov 17, 4:32 PM
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    How cold is Too cold?
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    • 28th Nov 17, 4:32 PM
    How cold is Too cold? 28th Nov 17 at 4:32 PM
    Britain set to be colder than Iceland as temperatures plummet to minus 10C

    On the plus side you can switch your Freezer off and keep your food outside


    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/britain-to-be-colder-than-iceland-as-snow-forecast-overnight-and-temperatures-plummet-to-minus-10c-a3703271.html

    A day before the official start to winter on December 1, the mercury is expected to fall as low as minus 10C in some parts.

    The cold snap could make the UK cooler Iceland's capital Reykjavik, which is due to have a high of 7C.

    Meanwhile, the Met Office has issued ice warnings for northern parts of Scotland overnight, with snow expected to fall on higher ground.
    I like roast potatoes, i do.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 29th Nov 17, 7:22 AM
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    It's 13C here indoors, according to my digital thermometer which is beside me and benefitting from the warming effect of the PC fan.

    Years ago it used to be so much colder than these days. You used to have to lag pipes - and there were icicles every winter - and windows had thick ice on the inside.

    It is cold, yes, but I have a blanket over me
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    I think in some ways it feels less cold these days because:

    # We have better insulated houses and a lot now have double glazing.
    # Central heating, so fewer cold rooms/cold spots in the house
    # The residual effect of having had central heating on, even if it's not on at the moment (walls store heat to some extent)
    # The joy of not having to wash in cold water
    # If a car owner, stepping from a warm house into a soon-to-be -warm car instead of shivering for ages at a bus stop and getting chilled to the bone.

    Plus, don't forget, I think you used to live in a colder part of the country? I moved 100 miles south 30 years ago, and the difference in the winters was very marked.

    Plus, pipes are still lagged!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 29-11-2017 at 7:24 AM.
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    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 29th Nov 17, 9:23 AM
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    I couldn't warm up yesterday. I had the heating on and was wearing a scarf indoors. I think the last time I had to do that was when it was snowing a few years ago, 2009-2010?
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    • Quasar
    • By Quasar 29th Nov 17, 9:48 AM
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    Hi Kwayze , pedant alert is your keyboard missing a beat ? Oh... not all the time since the H in HemispHere still works in the middle , just at the beginning of words

    Anyway ow are you I ope you are appy and ope you ave a appy christmas or do I mean cristmas
    Originally posted by debitcardmayhem
    Hi dcm... and my username has a Q at the start, then a U, then an A (you got that right), then an S, then another A, then an R. Some keyboard you must have.
    Last edited by Quasar; 29-11-2017 at 9:51 AM.
    After all, cellulite is just a packet of crisps that made it.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 29th Nov 17, 9:52 AM
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    Everything is not covered in ice and its still raining so it can't be that cold. I would say it is cold when I close my windows at home and they are still open now.
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    • Quasar
    • By Quasar 29th Nov 17, 9:56 AM
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    Everything is not covered in ice and its still raining so it can't be that cold. I would say it is cold when I close my windows at home and they are still open now.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    I was out at 05:40 this morning (not my usual time, I hasten to add) and although very chilly it wasn't quite freezing. My 20 minute fast walk to the tube station kept me toasty.
    After all, cellulite is just a packet of crisps that made it.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 29th Nov 17, 10:01 AM
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    Everything is not covered in ice and its still raining so it can't be that cold. I would say it is cold when I close my windows at home and they are still open now.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    But, let's face it Inde, , you're not normal!
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 29th Nov 17, 10:25 AM
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    But, let's face it Inde, , you're not normal!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Awww thanks Pyxis you're so kind.

    I did actually put hat, jacket and gloves on yest evening. Managed 5 mins before hat and gloves came off, then a further 5 before I had to just ditch the jacket too.

    Its the annoying sort of weather where it is too cold to set off out on a run with shorts and t-shirt on, but within 10 mins that's what you need on! Very inconvenient!
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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 29th Nov 17, 10:27 AM
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    Were you watching the guy who does the weather reports on Bbc Breakfast This Morning ? He was doing his spot from an outside swimming pool somewhere in London. It was about 7.30am and there were about 50 people, all in their cozzies swimming up-and-down..............
    And i thought all Southerners were wimps !!!!
    Last edited by SamsReturn; 29-11-2017 at 10:32 AM.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 29th Nov 17, 10:44 AM
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    Were you watching the guy who does the weather reports on Bbc Breakfast This Morning ? He was doing his spot from an outside swimming pool somewhere in London. It was about 7.30am and there were about 50 people, all in their cozzies swimming up-and-down..............
    And i thought all Southerners were wimps !!!!
    Originally posted by SamsReturn
    But was the swimming pool heated?
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    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 29th Nov 17, 10:49 AM
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    29c for me yesterday in Orlando, just arrived at Gatwick and it’s 2c. 199 days till Turkey. Embrace the winter.
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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 29th Nov 17, 12:00 PM
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    But was the swimming pool heated?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I don't know, but tyheir heads were out in the cold, even if it was.
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 29th Nov 17, 8:52 PM
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    Let's go quite far east:

    https://www.accuweather.com/en/ru/orenburg/294535/weather-forecast/294535
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    • Kosher Kid
    • By Kosher Kid 30th Nov 17, 7:44 AM
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    Today is too cold for me
    • Sad. Sack
    • By Sad. Sack 30th Nov 17, 1:16 PM
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    -2 too here.
    I like roast potatoes, i do.
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