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Bonzo3legs 24 Jul 12 - 01:53 PM
Will Fly 24 Jul 12 - 01:56 PM
GUEST,Eliza 24 Jul 12 - 02:06 PM
John MacKenzie 24 Jul 12 - 02:34 PM
Penny S. 24 Jul 12 - 02:36 PM
GUEST,Eliza 24 Jul 12 - 02:51 PM
fat B****rd 24 Jul 12 - 03:19 PM
McGrath of Harlow 24 Jul 12 - 03:51 PM
MGM·Lion 24 Jul 12 - 04:19 PM
Wolfhound person 24 Jul 12 - 04:23 PM
GUEST,Eliza 24 Jul 12 - 04:30 PM
Richard Bridge 24 Jul 12 - 05:19 PM
GUEST,Allan Conn 25 Jul 12 - 02:25 AM
GUEST,Eliza 25 Jul 12 - 03:47 AM
John MacKenzie 25 Jul 12 - 04:06 AM
GUEST,Eliza 25 Jul 12 - 04:11 AM
Richard Bridge 25 Jul 12 - 04:12 AM
Penny S. 25 Jul 12 - 04:43 AM
Backwoodsman 25 Jul 12 - 05:10 AM
Wolfhound person 25 Jul 12 - 05:30 AM
GUEST,Eliza 25 Jul 12 - 06:15 AM
Will Fly 25 Jul 12 - 06:17 AM
Jim McLean 25 Jul 12 - 06:23 AM
GUEST,MikeL2 25 Jul 12 - 07:02 AM
GUEST,Musket 25 Jul 12 - 08:35 AM
John MacKenzie 25 Jul 12 - 09:14 AM
Leadfingers 25 Jul 12 - 09:17 AM
Backwoodsman 25 Jul 12 - 10:39 AM
GUEST,Eliza 25 Jul 12 - 11:36 AM
pdq 25 Jul 12 - 12:06 PM
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GUEST,re Arab States 25 Jul 12 - 06:37 PM
GUEST,Lizzie Cornish 25 Jul 12 - 06:59 PM
Jeri 25 Jul 12 - 07:27 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 25 Jul 12 - 08:01 PM
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Subject: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 01:53 PM

If anyone is complaining about the welcome heat in the UK, spare a thought for those in Kuwait City where it's forecast to be 49C on Saturday!


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Will Fly
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 01:56 PM

Who cares about Kuwait? Let's enjoy a respite from the Jet Stream...


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 02:06 PM

49 is a bit much, but I don't believe they have high humidity there. And they generally have air-con in their homes and public buildings. I adore the heat, but I do understand that not everybody does!


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 02:34 PM

Can you please be a bit more specific. There is often 10C difference between the effete south of England, and the rainy north of Scotland. 600 miles can encompass a vast difference in meteorological phenomena ;)


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Penny S.
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 02:36 PM

I'm not complaining, but it's way outside my comfort zone. I suspect that if I lived in Kuwait, I would have the sort of metabolism that copes with it.

And I do think with sympathy of the Muslims going for 18 hours without allowing themselves water. The rules of Ramadan don't seem to have been made for being this far from the Equator.

Penny


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 02:51 PM

According to my doctor sister, it's highly dangerous to go withour fluids for so long in those climates and temperatures. It can completely wreck the kidneys.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 03:19 PM

I just want the dry weather to continue for a while so I can get all my gardening jobs done. That's all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 03:51 PM

Whatever the change in the weather people are going to complain. It's a key part of what the government calls "being British" - by which they mean "being English".


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 04:19 PM

Of course, McGrath. Why, nobody ever heard a Scotsman complain about anything!

teeheeheeheeheeheeheehee...


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Wolfhound person
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 04:23 PM

My dogs are complaining.So will I be if it doesn't drop overnight from its present 22C at 9.15pm.

Paws


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 04:30 PM

Went in a large shop today (Jarrold's in Norwich) and the air-conditioning was freezing! This is quite a new thing, as we didn't used to have air-con in shops.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 24 Jul 12 - 05:19 PM

Just loving it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: GUEST,Allan Conn
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 02:25 AM

"There is often 10C difference between the effete south of England, and the rainy north of Scotland"

And the BBC site today is predicting a 14c difference between London and Belfast at 4pm. At least we in the Borders have some sunshine this morning after yesterday's miserably wet weather but it's still not to be all that warm! I can't remember a summer as awful as this one!


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 03:47 AM

Supposed to rise to 31 today - Yippee!! Have plans to wash curtains etc and get them all on the line. Just love this hot weather. Bring it on!


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 04:06 AM

Ooh, curtains, we have rich people posting on Mudcat too!   :) ¦¬]


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 04:11 AM

AND John, we have NET curtains too! Imagine that! LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 04:12 AM

Oh dear - rich people with no taste!


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Penny S.
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 04:43 AM

I went out to garden before 7 this morning, when it was still cool in the north-west facing shaded patch. By 8, it was, still shaded, warm to the skin.

Penny


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 05:10 AM

"And I do think with sympathy of the Muslims going for 18 hours without allowing themselves water. The rules of Ramadan don't seem to have been made for being this far from the Equator."

They don't (AFAIK). My (Muslim) neighbours assure me that Islam permits the drinking of water during Ramadan.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Wolfhound person
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 05:30 AM

I remember postgraduate students passing out and getting very irritable during Ramadan. Some of them do go without water, whether or not it says so. There's no standard guidance, but I do remember one pregnant lady (who was entitled to lay the rules aside)trying to follow a strict regime - rather foolishly it seems to me.

Apparently for those living near or above the Arctic circle there are special rules as in summer of course, the sun never sets.

From the outside, it reads as if the rules were set up for countries where the day and night lengths are more even.

Paws


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 06:15 AM

LOL Richard! Wot mikes yer fink we got no taste eh?

Backwoodsman, it all depends which Muslims we mean. I knew several quite strict Egyptian Muslims, who told me that absolutely NOTHING must go in the mouth until nightfall, neither food, water, nor even chewing gum. My husband is a W African Muslim and he tells me 'no fluid until nightfall'. In temperatures of over 40 degrees in Ivory Coast! Surely, God doesn't require outright suffering and damage to health for His sake? But I mustn't say that, one has to respect people's religious devotion. (Husband no longer 'does' Ramadan, but I'd have no objection if he did.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Will Fly
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 06:17 AM

I allow myself an hour or two without beer before going to the pub - and then I allow myself a drink or two before buying a round.

It's tough being a layabout.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Jim McLean
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 06:23 AM

I can drink coffe on the patio at 8.30am and have wine at 8.30 pm in beautiful weather conditions here in London. I am reminded that a couple of weeks ago while sheltering from pouring rain and the garden a quagmire, my Scottish friends in the Outer Hebrides were basking in glorious sunshine. I think the term UK should be abandoned as the Olympic committee seem to have done.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: GUEST,MikeL2
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 07:02 AM

Hi

Welcome lovely weather here in Cheshire. Not too hot.....bout 75.

Last night we sat outside on our patio until nearly midnight - glorious.

Mind you - it was the first time that we had been able to sit out at night for nearly two years.

Cheers

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 08:35 AM

Sat out with a cold drink staring at the tits.

The weather brings them out you know.

Never thought my garden would attract so many.

etc etc.

(I bought a flat pack pergola the other week and it is looking at me making me feel guilty that I haven't erected it yet.)

Lovely weather, and don't let anybody say differently.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 09:14 AM

Looking at the tits, and still waiting for the erection, (of the pergola)

Hmmmm, you sound as old as me ;)


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 09:17 AM

Whats the point in Complaining ? It wont change anything - Just enjoy the sun !!


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 10:39 AM

Checked again - she still says water is OK.
Maybe that part of Islam is 'open to interpretation'?


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 11:36 AM

I expect so, Backwoodsman. There are differing tenets in most religions aren't there? I'm glad if some Muslims can have water at least. Dehydration is very dangerous.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: pdq
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 12:06 PM

Last Sunday, Death Valley, California was 122o F. That is 50o C, higher than the Kuwait City temperature mentioned in the initial post.

Needless to say, mid summer is not "tourist season" in Death Valley.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 12:08 PM

Good grief pdq, you could literally fry eggs on a rock in that temperature!


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: GUEST,CS
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 12:12 PM

Not complaining ABOUT the heat, but I wish I'd chosen a better time to have a four day migraine. I'm feeling ILL as crap: throwing up, washed out, and sweating like a pig to top it all.. I'd much rather be sick and laid up when it's cool.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Ebbie
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 12:39 PM

Hmmmmmm. I don't like 80F weather myself so I was understanding of the discomfort expressed by a few. Then I got to thinking of Death Valley...

(I've driven through the Mojave but never specifically into Death Valley.)

From Ask.com:

Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California. Situated within the Mojave Desert, it features the lowest, driest, and hottest locations in North America.[2]
Badwater, a basin located in Death Valley, is the specific location (36° 15' N 116° 49.5' W) of the lowest elevation in North America at 282 feet (86 m) below sea level. This point is only 84.6 miles (136.2 km) ESE of Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m).[3]
Death Valley holds the record for the highest reliably reported temperature in the Western hemisphere, 134 °F (56.7 °C) at Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913,[4] just short of the world record, 136 °F (57.8 °C) in 'Aziziya, Libya, on September 13, 1922.[5]

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Death Valley: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Elevation: 2040 feet

Land area: 4713.3 square miles.
Population density: 0.1 people per square mile         (very low).
Population of Death Valley: 629 (2007)all rural


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 12:43 PM

I spent a few days in Death Valley during May a few years ago. Hot enough then, never mind now

Regarding Islam. Whilst there are different interpretations, it is generally expected that between sunrise and sunset the only people excused food and drink fasting would be children, the old, infirm, pregnant etc,

Interestingly, I spent the day travelling with a colleague between locations in my car and decided that as he would be fasting, I would refrain from eating and drinking in his presence as it was rather warm and the last thing he needed was Mather glugging water by the bottle whilst he was unable. He said he had thought about me too, and could add a day at the end which he did, so we ate and drank as normal.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: pdq
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 12:50 PM

BTW, Death Valley can be quite beautiful in years with enough rain falling at the right times.

From February through most of May, Fernace Creek (the official record setting spot) can be an amazing display of wildflowers as far as the eye can see.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: GUEST,re Arab States
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 06:37 PM

It is the first week of Ramadahn....NOTHING ... (no matter the temp - and the humidity BTW is 80 percent - the Arab nations ARE On "the gulf " not the prissy zero of Death Valley ) is expected to happen with frowns of fasting from dawn to dusk in the work place.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: GUEST,Lizzie Cornish
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 06:59 PM

It's fecking awful here in Torquay...Hot enough to burn you in an instant...My dogs are deeply unhappy, and even now, at midnight, they're panting away..

Yes, it's nice to see the sun...
No, it's too bloody hot!!

Yes, we should all be DEEPLY concerned
No, we won't be because people are in total denial....

I should imagine the crops are taking a real battering, yet again, as their leaves start to burn and frazzle in this....

And my heart goes out to those in Kuwait who do not have air-conditioning, some of whom, no doubt, will die from heat like that..

Bring back the rain...I'm far happier when there is an abundance of water..and crops can be grown under cover, but if the heat is SO HIGH as it is at present, they're going to sizzle..

Still, not to worry, for Brazil's president, with a small 'p' is already building the third biggest dam in the world, Belo Monte, in the Amazon Rainforest...with another 59 planned shortly..let alone her relaxing of the Forest Code..

But at least we'll all get a nice tan, eh?

PLANT TREES!!
EVERYWHERE!
FAST!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Jeri
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 07:27 PM

That isn't an unusual temperature for Kuwait in summer. When I was there, it would routinely reach 56 in the daytime. You get used to it somewhat, plus there's absolutely no humidity.

Most of us aren't used to very high temperatures, and when there's a great deal of humidity, your body can't cool itself by sweating.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 25 Jul 12 - 08:01 PM

""I think the term UK should be abandoned as the Olympic committee seem to have done.""

They haven't abandoned anything. Our Olympic presence has always been as Great Britain, being comprised of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Eire.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 03:59 AM

Is that why the torch went to Dublin then?


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Penny S.
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 05:38 AM

I went to collect a pair of glasses yesterday, and the dispenser asked how I was liking the heat, and I said I preferred a touch of frost in the air. He said he was from Jamaice, but had adapted to Britain, and found it too much. I said I had grown up by the sea, and the sea breezes had made summer better, and we agreed that the combination of sea and hills was an improvement. I also sympathised about his work dress code. (Waistcoat over shirt and suit type trousers.)

I gather that Muslims who are travelling are not bound to fast completely, but can make up the days later - this was discussed in a run up to Olympics programme.

Penny


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Jim McLean
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 08:05 AM

There are other threads running at the moment showing that Great Britain is Scotland, England and Wales. The United Kingdom is GB plus Northern Ireland and Eire has bugger all to do with any of them as it is an independent republic. What may be confusing is that all the above belong to the British Isles archipelago, a geographical unit which makes Eire British in that sense but definitely not politically.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 08:20 AM

Sat outside the pub yesterday evening in the sunshine overlooking the canal, me with a pint and the missus with a chilled white wine. Lovely. Took the puppy (German Shepherd, 19 weeks old, 17 feet tall and still growing...) - his first time down the pub and his first taste of a few crisps. He loved it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
From: Penny S.
Date: 26 Jul 12 - 11:40 AM

The vendor of my place said the garden was a lovely sun trap. Leaving aside the lovely, by now, afternoon, I could cook stuff without a barbecue.

Penny


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