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    L O fans Camden 8 degrees hotter than my gaff in C RAi today where I have 2 air con rooms, fans and ligtweight trunks poolside and Mt breeze s 31 ok if not too active, opening a bottle or poking BBQ max effort in siesta period 2-7pm
    London has semi naked chavs many red noses and folks croaking in ambulances even my bank shut 2 days for staff safety and trains slowed so rails wont buckle 9 assuming not on strike again)


    Odd heat pincer heading towards Melborne Derbyshire see map below UK heatwave: Country may have hottest day on record with 41C forecast

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    Media caption,Susan Powell looks at the extreme temperatures expected across the UK


    The UK could have its hottest day on record on Monday, with temperatures forecast to hit up to 41C.


    The Met Office has issued a red warning for heat across large parts of England, stretching from York and Manchester to London and the south-east.


    The current highest temperature in the UK is 38.7C, in Cambridge in 2019.


    High temperatures are also forecast in the rest of the UK - with amber warnings in the rest of England, all of Wales, and parts of Scotland.


    London is set to be one of the hottest places in the world on Monday, with temperatures soaring above the Western Sahara and the Caribbean.


    The capital is forecast to be hotter than Dakhla in Western Sahara (24C), Nassau in the Bahamas (32C), Kingston in Jamaica (33C), Malaga in Spain (28C) and Athens in Greece (35C).


    The hot weather will continue on Tuesday - with overnight temperatures warned to be in the mid twenties - before cooling on Wednesday.


    It is the first time the Met Office has issued a red warning since the system was introduced last year.


    It means "widespread impacts on people and infrastructure" are expected, with "substantial changes in working practices and daily routines" required.


    Some schools plan to close early - or not open at all - although the government has issued guidance designed to keep them open.


    Network Rail said people should travel only "if absolutely necessary" on Monday and Tuesday, with some cancellations already announced, and speed restrictions in place across the network.


    LNER will not run services between London and Leeds and York for much of Tuesday.


    IMAGE SOURCE,REUTERS
    Image caption,A woman keeping cool on the London Underground on Sunday

    Alongside the Met Office's red and amber warnings, the UK Health Security Agency has issued a level four warning for England, which the government is treating as a "national emergency".


    After an emergency Cobra meeting for ministers on Saturday, Health Secretary Steve Barclay said ambulance capacity would increase, alongside more call handlers.


    Sunday was the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures reaching 33C in Flintshire, 32C in Cheshire, 27.7C in Armagh in Northern Ireland, and 26.4C at Auchincruive in Ayrshire.


    Beaches across the country were packed, and people have been warned to take care if they cool off in water.


    On Saturday evening, a 16-year-old boy died after swimming in Salford Quays, while a man is missing after entering a reservoir in West Yorkshire.




    More on the heatwave









    Water companies in southern and eastern England have warned increased demand is leading to low pressure - and even interrupted supply - for some households.


    Experts have urged people to drink water, keep their curtains closed where possible, and to check on friends and relatives.


    "In this country we're used to treating a hot spell as a chance to go and play in in the sun," said Prof Penny Endersby, Met Office chief executive. "This is not that sort of weather."


    Heatwaves have become more frequent, more intense, and last longer because of human-induced climate change.


    The world has already warmed by about 1.1C since the industrial era began and temperatures will keep rising unless governments around the world make steep cuts to emissions.




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    IMAGE SOURCE,ZSL LONDON ZOO
    Image caption,Western lowland gorilla Gernot enjoys ice lollies during the heatwave

    People across the UK are bracing for a period of extreme heat, with temperatures potentially rising to highs never witnessed before on these shores.


    A red warning for extreme heat will be in place for large parts of England on Monday and Tuesday, covering London, Manchester, and York. Temperatures could even reach 40C (104F).


    The hot weather is already causing all sorts of challenges to daily life - but there are a number of, on the face of it, unusual things happening across the UK to mitigate against harmful effects.


    Gritters in summer

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    Image caption,Gritters spread salt to clear snowy roads but can also be used during the summer

    Gritting lorries are normally associated with protecting the roads in the cold, winter months.


    But as well as protecting against icy conditions, they can also be deployed to prevent damage to roads in hot conditions.


    Three vehicles are currently in operation in Worcestershire and a road has been treated in Leicestershire, while gritters were deployed during the hot spell in June earlier this year in other parts of England.


    Hampshire and Warwickshire county councils have also confirmed they are preparing to send out their gritters, while several other councils have said they are on standby and monitoring the situation.


    It may sound unusual, but there is a very logical explanation behind it.


    Instead of salt, gritters in the summer are used to deposit sand or stone dust on roads which may be at higher risk of melting in extreme heat, acting as a sponge to soak up excess bitumen.


    David Renard, transport spokesman for the Local Government Association, said gritting teams play a "vital" role in keeping roads safe for motorists.


    "Snow and ice are the last thing on most people's minds at the moment and I'm sure there's been a lot of head-scratching if they've seen our gritters out on the roads in the height of summer," he said.


    "This proactive work helps reduce the potential damage high temperatures can inflict on our roads, so keeping them safe and limiting disruption."


    Bridge wrapped in foil

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    Image caption,Hammersmith Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the world

    We have all seen images of runners wearing foil blankets, but have you ever seen a bridge wrapped in the material?


    Silver insulation foil has been placed over the chains on Hammersmith Bridge in London to reflect the sun and stop it overheating.


    The chains, which are anchored to the river bed, are regulated to be kept under 13C (55.4F) in the summer. If any of them reach 18C (64.4 F), safety engineers will shut the bridge.


    The Grade II*-listed structure, built in 1887, had to be closed during a heatwave in 2020 when cracks in the cast-iron expanded.


    The bridge reopened the following year but only to pedestrians and cyclists.


    The foil and a £420,000 cooling system, installed following the 2020 heatwave, are being used to keep the pedestals safe so it remains open to the public.


    Pupils ditching uniforms for PE kits

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    Image caption,Schools are taking a number of measures

    Schools across the country are taking a number of measures to protect their pupils against the heat.


    Some have relaxed their uniform policy, allowing children to wear their PE kits to help keep them cool.


    Dozens of schools, including Finham Park School in Coventry, Skinners' Kent Academy, in Tunbridge Wells and the Co-op Academy Swinton in Greater Manchester, are allowing pupils to wear their PE kit rather than uniform.


    Some schools are also preparing to send pupils home early, including the Hereford Academy in Herefordshire.


    A message on its Facebook page read: "Due to the high temperatures due to hit next week, we will have an earlier condensed format for our final four days: Finishing earlier but starting earlier thus being away for the hottest part of the day."


    Animals and ice lollies

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    Image caption,Western lowland gorilla Gernot enjoying an ice lolly during the heatwave

    IMAGE SOURCE,PHILIP JOYCE
    Image caption,Red-bellied lemurs are among the animals that have been given frozen fruit and veg smoothies at Cotswold Wildlife Park

    And it is not just people who have to be looked after.


    Zoos, wildlife parks, and sanctuaries up and down the country have measures in place to make sure their animals keep hydrated.


    Some animals at ZSL London Zoo are given healthy ice pops to enjoy, made from frozen sugar-free iced tea and filled with nuts and seeds.


    "Primates such as the gorillas and squirrel monkeys love an ice lolly, just like us," said zookeeper Rob Harland.


    Asiatic lions and pygmy hippos at the zoo have their own moats to swim in while other animals, like the red river hogs, get a cooling shower from their zookeeper, Rob added.


    Cotswold Wildlife Park, in Oxfordshire, has also been making ice lollies from ingredients in the animals' normal diets, including pears and carrots.

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    Is Greta en route via canoe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Is Greta en route via canoe?

    Sailboat, wasn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
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    the bbc and the met office have gone into a hysterical overdrive with predictions of death, destruction and a total breakdown of society thanks to a couple of days of warmth a couple of degrees higher than expected.

    this of course is straight out of the bbc playbook. paint the grimmest picture possible of anything, lace it with dire warnings and grievances and interview the usual crowd of nannying and hectoring busybodies whose only purpose in life seems to be to instill paranoia and anxiety and extinguish any enjoyment in life.

    a bit hot for a couple of days? get out there and enjoy it, have an ice cream 'cos in 3 months time it will be snowing.

    just listen to this sour faced head mistressy nannying killjoy.

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    BBC News and Weather this morning telling everyone to stay inside with the curtains shut and only open them again when it's cooler at night.

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    Network Rail - Due to the red weather warning we must close the East Coast Main Line for all locations between London King’s Cross and York and Leeds on Tuesday afternoon.

    We are warning you to not travel on Tuesday: https://twitter.com/networkrail/stat...60985246261249


    Dr. Robert Rohde - Monday and Tuesday are going to be miserable, and even dangerous, for many people living the UK and France.

    All-time records are likely to fall as a heat wave – enhanced by global warming – pushes the UK beyond all of their previous experience. https://twitter.com/RARohde/status/1548751452717256704


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    Met Office - A reminder of the top ten hottest UK days on record: https://twitter.com/metoffice/status...35700673957889

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    the bbc have broken their carbon footprint record this week and gone into a climate change frenzy, flying their reporters all over the place to report on fierce fires in france, sweaty scousers in spain, and fawn at the feet of dreadlocked climate activists in brighton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    flying their reporters all over the place
    I very much doubt anyone has managed to get on a flight out of manchester airport

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    i think the bbc have private planes.

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    Wow, stay cool for folks living in England. If I had a pool I'd be lounging in it all day!

    It was very hot here too over the weekend, about 37 with the humidity yesterday. 33 without.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    I very much doubt anyone has managed to get on a flight out of manchester airport
    Funnily enough it was pretty quiet there at 5am, we got there early expecting the usual carnage.
    But alas no, normal service has resumed...till the kids break up.

    Melbourne, Derbyshire. Hmmmm.....

    Fancy a bike ride today!

    Should I stay behind the curtains or go???

    The BBC really are doom mongers, everything has to be armageddon.
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    What time do they put the yellow stickers on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    What time do they put the yellow stickers on?


    I might hit the jackpot tonight if every cvnt stays in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Fancy a bike ride today!
    That was brutal!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    That was brutal!!!!!
    Good weight loss program eh

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    Not as hot as British Columbia last year

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    the bbc are revelling in it. they are calling 48 hours of raised temps. a heatwave, a disaster, a danger to life.

    however the meteorological office definition of a heatwave is

    "A UK heatwave threshold is met when a location records a period of at least three consecutive days with daily maximum temperatures meeting or exceeding the heatwave temperature threshold."

    but its "i told you so" time on the bbc as the smug newsreaders are bringing up graphs and maps heavily overlaid in deep hot red telling us this is all down to oil and coal and its all our fault.

    jeesus h, its only 2 days of heat. if the limp wristed nannied snowflakes that seem to make up most of the uk these days cant deal with it then let the silly buggers roast.

    the heat more than likely emanates from the steam rising from the piles of bullshit excreted by doom merchants, a gullible public and agenda driven climate panicologists
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    It's that fvcking hot right now 39oC at 7pm!

    If Michael Barrymore invited me to a pool party, I'd say yes!

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    Yo nuts biking in that! I'd take that over 100% rain here all day, grey skies.




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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    I very much doubt anyone has managed to get on a flight out of manchester airport
    flights at Luton airport were stopped after heat “melted the runway”.

    I blame it on Low Rain Chase and inflame a Tory amourous French Scents

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    UK hat a rip off




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    The Met Office’s job is to forecast the weather, not to be chief nanny
    It is meant to be forecasting the weather; how people should react is not its job


    ROSS CLARK
    18 July 2022 • 7:00pm
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    How refreshing it is to look on YouTube at coverage of the 1976 heatwave. It stands out as a lost age when a spell of hot weather was accompanied by a carnival atmosphere, and when weather forecasts featured footage of people cooling off in fountains. Trains and public services were still allowed to run. We didn’t have unions demanding that workers be sent home if the temperature exceeds 25C, as the GMB did this week. 25C isn’t a heatwave; it is an ordinary summer day in southern England, although today admittedly got much hotter.

    It is impossible to ignore the role of the Met Office in the sharp change in attitudes towards the heat in Britain. Forty-six years ago the Met Office saw its job as forecasting the weather. Its public-facing forecasters were meteorologists rather than TV celebrities, and needless to say climate change didn’t come into it, not least because at that time a substantial proportion of scientific opinion feared a new ice age.



    Now, any time the weather diverges from close to average, the Met Office wheels out one of its “climate attribution” scientists to blame everything on climate change, even though this is an emerging area of science which even practitioners fear is getting ahead of itself. The Met Office’s maps also seem designed to frighten us. Where once forecasts used symbols of sunshine, now they employ heat maps showing apparently furnace-like temperatures.

    But it isn’t just that the Met Office now seems to see itself as more of a climate body than a meteorological one; it has assumed a role relating to social policy. To quote this week’s red warning, the current weather will require “substantial changes in working practices and daily routines”. What business is it of the Met Office trying to dictate how public services and companies should respond to a heatwave? It is meant to be forecasting the weather; how people should react is not its job.

    It is rather as if Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance had embellished their briefings during the pandemic by telling us, for example, that “the latest surge in omicron will require schools to be closed and a new lockdown to be called”. Government advisers were guilty of putting out some pretty dubious projections during the pandemic, yet they were largely careful to avoid straying into public policy.

    The Met Office has no such qualms – it now sees its role not just as telling us what the weather will be like but micromanaging our lives and society’s response to it. No wonder rail companies and other public services, along with the unions who now control them, feel so emboldened in downing tools and going home – they can hide behind the Met Office, pointing out that our national weather forecaster has told us that normal life must be suspended.

    It doesn’t help that the Met Office is not even currently led by a meteorologist. Like the Environment Agency, which has been run by a succession of bird-spotters, civil servants and others rather than flood defence engineers, the current Met Office chief executive, Penelope Endersby, has a background in defence science, not the weather.

    The Government should be reminding the Met Office of its remit, and ordering it not to exceed its brief. The Met Office should be working hard to improve its forecasting – which often remains questionable. It should not be telling us how to spend our time during a heatwave, feeding indolence and a workshy culture.


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