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    Default Hey Brits, how’s it going?

    We’re watching Sky News. 10 major fires in Greater London. Reports of 40.5C.
    Thoughts and prayers, people, thoughts and prayers!
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    Default Re: Hey Brits, how’s it going?

    And London's even further north than Calgary! How's the power infrastructure holding up over there?

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    Forecast that the worst will be over on Thursday. Meanwhile, the middle of England from London to Manchester is in the Red zone, those of us who live on the coast are in an amber warning.
    It is too hot to work in the afternoon when the land has really heated up. Sadly, because sea and river/lake waters have not yet warmed up, several people have got into difficulty swimming, with fatalities.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    And London's even further north than Calgary! How's the power infrastructure holding up over there?
    There have been some outages.

    Thousands of people are without power after "extreme" temperatures caused equipment to overheat.
    Almost 8,000 properties in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North East do not have electricity, with some believed to have been off since Monday afternoon.
    Northern Powergrid said it was working hard to restore supply to affected homes and businesses.
    Temperatures approaching 40C (107.6F) have led to conductors sagging and transformers overheating, it said.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-62222195
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    ITS CHAOS, BE KIND

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    15C here, raining.
    A neighbour has just lit their wood stove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    15C here, raining.
    A neighbour has just lit their wood stove.
    Well, we all know what they say about Scotland.
    If it is not raining, it is about to start.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Not cool everywhere in Scotland- Charterhall in the Borders had a record 34.8C today.

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    It's a comfortable 24C just now (18:40) but it was pushing 30C this afternoon.
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    ~32C in my bit of the Central Belt. 29C as I got in the car to commute home this evening at half-six - very muggy and debilitating.

    We don't do heat like this.

    Still, back to a Summery 20C tomorrow.

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    Has some wily wag on the network news tried frying an egg on the street, yet?

    Hydrate, move deliberately and when necessary, loose clothing and take care folks.

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    Welcome to the future. Wait until warming tops 2 degrees.

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    Brace yourselves.

    I am lying on the floor in the garage starkers (I have access from the house) having just completed the evening meal and seeing to my invalid wife.

    I'm knack!!!!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Has some wily wag on the network news tried frying an egg on the street, yet?

    Hydrate, move deliberately and when necessary, loose clothing and take care folks.

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    Yes. The BBC try it every few years and today was one of the times. They got the yolk cooked and some dribbles of the white but most of the white remained uncooked.

    Only got to 34 here, as a strong sea breeze set in.

    I always put water out for the birds along with their regular sunflower seeds, peanuts and suet but as the heat started to build I added dishes of water for the hedgehogs, rabbits and American tree rats.
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    Glad I'm not in England. Nice breeze here and hovering around 80 degrees.Best to those stuck there.

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    About 9.30 pm here and 30.5 degrees inside the house.Slight prospect of overnight showers-apparently.

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    Flying into Manchester via Amsterdam shortly. Hoping that things are moving as smoothly as possible with airlines and baggage transfers by then, but am not holding out great hopes.
    "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
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    Raining in Ullapool this evening. I'm very glad I'm not in the south!

    Home from the first part of helping a friend sail a Vancouver 27 he bought in Southampton to Ullapool and glad to have escaped the heat.


    The boatyard is hopping


    Some pictures here: http://www.johnsonandloftus.co.uk/

    And wondering if our so called government will ever work out that climate change has happened


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    Honestly I don't know what the drama is all about. It has been as hot for several years in Germany, and a few years ago the same amount of heatwave warnings were issued. Remember when Spain and Portugal were on fire? For months?

    Germany hit 43c officially in some areas a few years ago.. I was working on a pipeline project. That is working on a 1 meter diameter steel tube radiating heat, with a makeshift road made of steel plates radiating heat underfoot, with an earth berm behind me (earth from trench for the pipeline) also radiating heat. I did not have a thermometer to hand but estimated around 55c in the shade, and that was extreme physical work. There is a thread on that here somewhere.. maybe 2019/2020?
    Fires not withstanding, it's the new normal and I wish we could all de-drama a little. There are techniques to mitigate heat stress, but just as with extreme cold they are seldom used or even known about in Europe. Ever been to Saudi? 55c is normal.

    Every time it snows in the UK 2 inches the whole country grinds to an emergency stop, which is quite pathetic in my opinion. Oooh we can't cope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Every time it snows in the UK 2 inches the whole country grinds to an emergency stop, which is quite pathetic in my opinion.
    The whole country?

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    I saw those temps and I thought that is just like Kansas! But, then I remembered the humidity, so its got to be like Missouri!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    We’re watching Sky News. 10 major fires in Greater London. Reports of 40.5C.
    Thoughts and prayers, people, thoughts and prayers!
    Sky News causes brain damage! Be careful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landrith View Post
    I saw those temps and I thought that is just like Kansas! But, then I remembered the humidity, so its got to be like Missouri!
    Except US of A loves their aircon, northern Europe has AC in cars and some offices only That's why

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    How's the power infrastructure holding up over there?
    was not really a thing to worry about, afaik
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcintyre View Post
    Raining in Ullapool this evening. I'm very glad I'm not in the south!

    Home from the first part of helping a friend sail a Vancouver 27 he bought in Southampton to Ullapool and glad to have escaped the heat.


    The boatyard is hopping


    Some pictures here: http://www.johnsonandloftus.co.uk/

    And wondering if our so called government will ever work out that climate change has happened


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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Ever been to Saudi? 55c is normal.
    Yes, I have.
    It was a cool the week I spent there, a mere 52C. There were construction crews and roading gangs doing what those guys do anywhere else in the world, albeit they didn't do anything in a hurry.
    It dropped to about 40C by 10pm, which seemed quite pleasant after the heat of the day - normally that's about 10C past my comfort zone.

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    Today's update for Walney.
    There is a frontal system coming through. We have a strong cool breeze at the moment.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcintyre View Post
    Raining in Ullapool this evening. I'm very glad I'm not in the south!

    Home from the first part of helping a friend sail a Vancouver 27 he bought in Southampton to Ullapool and glad to have escaped the heat.


    The boatyard is hopping


    Some pictures here: http://www.johnsonandloftus.co.uk/

    And wondering if our so called government will ever work out that climate change has happened


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    Thanks for the link to the boatyard. I've had some dealings with Adrian Morgan at Viking Boats, who builds small clinker sail and oar boats. He had his Vertue refit done at Johnson and Loftus a few years ago.
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    Spent six years working in Saudi, often chose a course sailing, to keep the sail between me and the sun.. Didn't win many races that way though.
    most of the time I was in an airconditioned radar test lab... But we had to move some equipment a thermometer placed out of the sun on a chair went off the scale while we loaded the box outside..

    38C here yesterday on Norwich Airport, my house just inland from the coast was still registering 28C downstairs inside at 06:00 this morning.
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    A friend's husband is in the hospital for a hip replacement, and they have fans blowing across ice to try and keep the place cool because they don't have air conditioning. I know that during my stays in Germany it would be pretty warm at night and I always had the windows open, but I can't imagine the heat the UK is dealing with right now. I mean, I live in a hot place, but right this minute it is 76f in here and will stay that way all day.

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    A lot cooler today, around 20C.
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    Still breezy, but warming up. The forecast is 18C, feels like 15C
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    We had a short period of 30C on Norwich airport today, but most of the time it's been 28C, forecast for tomorrow 19C..
    On Sunday however It's meant to be back to 32C again, but at least with some wind this time so better sailing..
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    Between Bremen and Hamburg today ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    Yes, I have.
    It was a cool the week I spent there, a mere 52C. There were construction crews and roading gangs doing what those guys do anywhere else in the world, albeit they didn't do anything in a hurry.
    It dropped to about 40C by 10pm, which seemed quite pleasant after the heat of the day - normally that's about 10C past my comfort zone.

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