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Anyone fed up with the heatwave?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • MidlandsGloryMidlandsGlory Forumite
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    In answer to the question..yes.

    I paid a lot of money to go somewhere very hot on holiday next month and one of the small pleasures is leaving behind yet another miserable British Summer. If this keeps up you think, might as well have had a staycation.

    The only consolation is abroad its 100% assured to be hot. Here its totally hit and miss one day to the next, so I consider the holiday cost to be insurance.

    And the beer is cheaper.
  • lessonlearnedlessonlearned Forumite
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    20 to 25C is about perfect for me, but over that and I do start to wilt. So yes I'm getting a bit weary of it now. But at least I am retired. I do feel sorry for those having to work.

    My youngest son works in a garden centre and their uniforms are black. He and his poor colleagues are struggling. Not everyone works in an air conditioned shop or office. You have to feel for them.

    Thankfully it is going to be a bit cooler from Tuesday onwards. Still no sign of rain apparently.
  • Mrs_ArcanumMrs_Arcanum Forumite
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    In answer to the question..yes.

    I paid a lot of money to go somewhere very hot on holiday next month and one of the small pleasures is leaving behind yet another miserable British Summer. If this keeps up you think, might as well have had a staycation.

    The only consolation is abroad its 100% assured to be hot. Here its totally hit and miss one day to the next, so I consider the holiday cost to be insurance.

    And the beer is cheaper.
    Plus, the humidity is what causes the problems in the UK so you should avoid that.
    Truth always poses doubts & questions. Only lies are 100% believable, because they don't need to justify reality. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Labyrinth of the Spirits
  • MidlandsGloryMidlandsGlory Forumite
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    Plus, the humidity is what causes the problems in the UK so you should avoid that.

    And I live nowhere near the sea or own a pool, both of which will be instantly available on holiday and utter bliss!

    Not to mention the Stifado...mmmm
  • GloomendoomGloomendoom Forumite
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    Plus, the humidity is what causes the problems in the UK so you should avoid that.

    It's a lot less humid here than in some tropical hot places.

    Closer to home (ish) I remember having condensation running down the outside of my windows in Cyprus.
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  • GloomendoomGloomendoom Forumite
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    I like it to be hot, but not this hot. I've never been abroad, so had no idea what hot was like ... I can only go outside for 2-3 minutes before feeling light headed.

    You still haven't. The weather here at the moment is unusually warm, but it isn't hot.
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  • PompeyPetePompeyPete Forumite
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    Living and Working in Saudi Arabia [Riyadh], for much much of the year, it was Air conditioned house, air conditioned car, air conditioned office, air conditioned shopping centres, and back to air conditioned house.

    If we walked to work, less than half a mile, it was like breathing in from an hair dryer.

    Used to come home on leave, and people would ask where the sun tan was!
  • Loving it. A few days over the last few weeks instead of going in to hot stuffy office I sit in the garden with laptop, a few beers and feet in paddling pool doing my work. Makes database administration much more enjoyable. And if I get too hot i sit in one of the bedrooms with air con blasting out.
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    cepheuscepheus
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    If Jeremy Corbyn had his way, much of the economy would have just shut down over the past few weeks, with obvious devastating results.

    In 2015 he was Primary Sponsor of an Early Day Motion to ban all workers from having to do their jobs in temperatures above 30C. His commie mate McDonnell was also a sponsor.

    In the case of the likes of building sites, the maximum temperature allowed for working would be 27C! So, probably a complete shutdown of the construction industry for weeks, if not months! :rotfl:

    Don't you just love him! :rotfl:

    No they didn't. More propaganda. I've highlighted the important bit.
    That this House commends the Women's Tennis Association for introducing regular heat breaks for competitors at Wimbledon once the temperature exceeds 30 degrees Celsius; is surprised that similar provisions are not also in place for male competitors; regrets that workers in the UK have no guaranteed legal safeguards from working in uncomfortably high temperatures, owing to the lack of a statutory maximum temperature at which employers would have to introduce control measures, such as breaks, access to water or air conditioning; appreciates that excessive heat in the workplace is responsible for heat stress and thermal discomfort, and can impact seriously on health, well-being and productivity; recognises that this is not just the case for highly paid tennis stars, but is a matter of concern for workers in a wide range of workplaces including offices, schools, shops, bakeries, vehicles, trains, call-centres, theatres and construction sites; and calls on the Government to adopt the recommendations of the TUC and joint union Cool It! campaign to introduce into law a maximum working temperature of 30 degrees Celsius (or 27 degrees Celsius for those doing strenuous work), beyond which employers would have a statutory duty to introduce effective control measures.
  • PrinzessileinPrinzessilein Forumite
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    PompeyPete wrote: »
    Living and Working in Saudi Arabia [Riyadh], for much much of the year, it was Air conditioned house, air conditioned car, air conditioned office, air conditioned shopping centres, and back to air conditioned house.

    If we walked to work, less than half a mile, it was like breathing in from an hair dryer.

    Used to come home on leave, and people would ask where the sun tan was!

    A few of my childhood years were spent in Singapore. We started school early and came home early - to avoid the worst of the heat...careful rules were given for avoiding dehydration and sunstroke (especially for pale skinned fair/red heads like my sister...I had the genetic luck to be olive skinned and dark haired)...air conditioning EVERYWHERE...markets held in the evening rather than midday

    Some years later we lived in Germany...strict laws on working in the heat (schools and work would close if the temperature rose too high)...afternoon 'quiet times' were strictly observed - some places the town centre simply shut down for an hour or two - no shops open, no cafes

    Now I live in the UK, by the sea...the very second that the sun peeps out then folks are stripping off, burning themselves lobster red, dehydrating and then rehydrating by quaffing pints of chilled beer and alcopos...and every year there are warnings about seabathing (especially in one area) and EVERY year the warnings are ignored (with tragic results on occasion)….. I really don't 'get' the British attitude to summer!...but the same folks cone back year after year and say they have had a fantastic holiday...and it brings in much needed revenue to an economically-dying town, so I guess it has its benefits too!
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