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    • A Flock Of Sheep
    • By A Flock Of Sheep 7th Jul 18, 7:41 PM
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    A Flock Of Sheep
    Anyone fed up with the heatwave?
    • #1
    • 7th Jul 18, 7:41 PM
    Anyone fed up with the heatwave? 7th Jul 18 at 7:41 PM
    As above!


    I am now sick to death of the hot sticky oppressive weather that shows no sign of stopping.


    I have barely done any housework due to being a sweaty over heated mess. Working is difficult. Go outside and I burn to a crisp in minutes even with sun cream.


    Roll on the rain I really miss you as does my garden.
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    • tacpot12
    • By tacpot12 8th Jul 18, 4:11 PM
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    No, love it.
    • loadsacash
    • By loadsacash 8th Jul 18, 5:30 PM
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    loadsacash
    In Scotland the weather is beautiful, not oppressive. People are outside enjoying the sunshine.

    I went on holiday to Cornwall 6 years ago and it rained every day and I said then that I would never again holiday in the UK - but now I just might!
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    • cepheus
    • By cepheus 8th Jul 18, 7:31 PM
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    A 'dry spring', Cepheus?! In all my life I have never known as much rain in the spring as this year! Did you mistype?
    Originally posted by Spidernick
    Luckily the Met office do anomaly maps for the whole spring so we can check.

    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/summaries/anomacts

    I did before typing. Except for a few upland areas which received average rainfall, it was much drier than normal.



    However, I noticed that it drizzled on far more days than normal over the spring, it must not have been very heavy, spread out over many days.

    Last edited by cepheus; 08-07-2018 at 7:37 PM.
    • pepper77
    • By pepper77 8th Jul 18, 7:34 PM
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    In Scotland the weather is beautiful, not oppressive. People are outside enjoying the sunshine.

    I went on holiday to Cornwall 6 years ago and it rained every day and I said then that I would never again holiday in the UK - but now I just might!
    Originally posted by loadsacash
    My son climbed Ben Nevis yesterday, and last night it poured with rain, his tent is drying nicely.
    • Tabbytabitha
    • By Tabbytabitha 8th Jul 18, 7:41 PM
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    In Scotland the weather is beautiful, not oppressive. People are outside enjoying the sunshine.

    I went on holiday to Cornwall 6 years ago and it rained every day and I said then that I would never again holiday in the UK - but now I just might!
    Originally posted by loadsacash
    And enjoying the midges?
    • cepheus
    • By cepheus 8th Jul 18, 7:42 PM
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    Roll on Tuesday!
    Last edited by cepheus; 08-07-2018 at 7:45 PM.
    • Marisco
    • By Marisco 8th Jul 18, 7:44 PM
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    It's been hotter than the hinges of hell today, although it's been overcast. The worst aspect though is the claggy feeling, although TBH I prefer it warm and dull, rather than full on sun. I've been in far hotter temperatures, but somehow it never seems as bad for some reason.
    • JadedAngel88
    • By JadedAngel88 8th Jul 18, 7:53 PM
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    I'm not a fan of hot weather but I am trying to embrace it, I am trying really hard. I think I have the summer version of SAD because I feel lethargic, depressed, tearful and I'm not sleeping.


    But I have to get used to it as we have got it till the end of July, depending on where you read weather updates.


    Hurry up WINTER
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    • melbury
    • By melbury 8th Jul 18, 7:55 PM
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    I didn't mind it in 1976, but I was young then and enjoyed the sunshine.

    Now it doesn't agree with me at all; it just makes me feel awful and I seem to get heat bumps even when I don't stay outside.

    I like it around 20/21 degrees and not humid.

    Just wish we could have some nice steady rain for the garden.

    I completely agree with the difficulty in sleeping in this heat, it's horrible
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    • HornetSaver
    • By HornetSaver 8th Jul 18, 8:51 PM
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    We Brits always complain about our rubbish summers, I'm mindful of that and doing everything I can not to moan. I just really, really need a couple of day's respite. When this sort of heat goes on for more than a week I can't sleep.

    A thunderstorm would sort everything out.
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    • Wild_Rover
    • By Wild_Rover 8th Jul 18, 9:18 PM
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    "Least surprising post in this thread" alert.

    It has been overcast with occasional light showers today in the Fort William area.

    Thanks, I knew you'd all be worried!

    WR
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    • Tabbytabitha
    • By Tabbytabitha 8th Jul 18, 9:41 PM
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    Cooler tomorrow - 31 degrees!
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 8th Jul 18, 10:02 PM
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    I'm still sleeping under a duvet.
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    • MrTricky
    • By MrTricky 8th Jul 18, 10:05 PM
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    We seemed to have a lot of rain in the winter and cold, I am not surprised we get a warm dry summer to balance things out.

    Was really muggy yesterday seem a bit better today.

    There is a Muggy in Love Island apparently, I expect you all know that though.
    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 8th Jul 18, 10:12 PM
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    It's horrible. I'm not at all a hot-weather person and I can't be doing with these temperatures - it's currently 32 degrees upstairs so I'm sitting outside for as long as possible. The only problem with that is that there are awful biting things this year, I've been bitten to billy-o and I'm currently nursing a bite from something that's caused my ankle to swell like a balloon I know we're not supposed to grumble about the weather but a bit of fluctuation would be nice. My one consolation is that the kids break up soon so if anything's going to make it rain, that will!
    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 8th Jul 18, 11:38 PM
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    Roll on Tuesday!
    Originally posted by cepheus

    Are you supporting France or Belgium? (Or am I missing something and the weather is cooling down then )
    'I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my father. Not screaming and terrified like his passengers.' (Bob Monkhouse).

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    • cepheus
    • By cepheus 8th Jul 18, 11:43 PM
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    cepheus
    Are you supporting France or Belgium? (Or am I missing something and the weather is cooling down then )
    Originally posted by Spidernick
    a 9 degree drop from today in the SE, but then a gradual rise again
    • cepheus
    • By cepheus 8th Jul 18, 11:49 PM
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    cepheus
    We seemed to have a lot of rain in the winter and cold, I am not surprised we get a warm dry summer to balance things out.
    Originally posted by MrTricky
    Watch out, I have the anomalies! It was warm and dry on average



    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 9th Jul 18, 12:05 AM
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    I am now finding myself looking forward to winter. I have never been to a hot country and i dont think i want to.
    • Mrs Bones
    • By Mrs Bones 9th Jul 18, 12:53 AM
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    Mrs Bones
    I'll be glad when this hot spell is over, that's not a complaint on the weather it's just a stated fact. I know others are enjoying it but with my health problems the glare of the sun and the heat is making me feel even worse so from that personal view point I'll be better when the temperature drops.

    I use to live in hot countries, middle and far east and I still miss those places so it's not that I'm a hater of the weather, the weather is what it is. My health may have changed since then but there is another very important factor that also plays a part. This country is not geared up to cope with this weather, it's not geared up to cope with any extremes of weather whether it's hot or cold.

    Countries use to extreme cold breeze through the toughest of winters where as the UK often comes to a standstill. Likewise in the rare hot spells as we currently have the UK is not set up for such weather. In warm countries, every building has air conditioning, we had tiles not wall to wall carpets on the floor, gardens were often cool courtyards area's and most of daily life from school to work revolved around the weather from early starting hours, or working evenings with breaks during the hottest times day. Most people were smart enough not to go out in the blazing heat during the hottest times of the day.

    The UK can have extreme weather which for us is hot summers, freezing winters or floods but these are generally few and far between, they are not something that is guaranteed to happen every year or even effect the whole country at once. The cliche of the British always moaning about the weather comes from the fact it can be so varied and we are never prepared for it in it's extreme form, even the term extreme weather in this country is mild compared to what other countries would call extreme.

    In a hot country I'd be coping better than I am here, because life and my home would be geared up for the temperature. As it is I'm coping by staying inside, curtains drawn to cut out the glare and fans running and waiting for the cooler days that will arrive eventually no doubt to the disappointment of some and relief of others, to gain some respite. Wait another couple of months and the post on here will be full of moans about the cold.
    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
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