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Western Europe's record heat wave
« on: July 14, 2022, 06:09:44 AM »
How you all getting along over there?

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Re: Western Europe's record heat wave
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2022, 06:53:30 AM »
Lovely in the UK :) 

Daughter Lucy is inter-railing, but in in Amsterdam at the moment and its OK there. 
A few coming back from Spain I meet say its too hot there.
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Re: Western Europe's record heat wave
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2022, 09:18:59 AM »
Its supposed to be getting a little hotter at the start of next week.  So far (in London) at worst its uncomfortable, but TBH I think the vast majority are finding it rather pleasant.

Pretty clear though that with a few more C on the thermometer in years to come, there's going to be a significant impact.

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Re: Western Europe's record heat wave
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2022, 09:08:18 AM »
It could exceed our record here in Scotland, 32C. Was in Spain a few weeks back where it was 40C for a number of days, far too hot and bright - for a programmer.

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Re: Western Europe's record heat wave
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2022, 01:40:49 PM »
England braces for 40C temperatures as experts warn thousands could die | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jul/15/heat-emergency-declared-in-england-as-temperature-expected-to-hit-40c

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Re: Western Europe's record heat wave
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2022, 02:05:42 PM »
Homes Covered in Tin Foil and Free Movie Tickets for Redheads as Brits Completely Lose Their Sh*t in Heat Wave

https://www.thedailybeast.com/homes-covered-in-tin-foil-and-free-movie-tickets-for-redheads-as-brits-completely-lose-their-sht-in-heatwave

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Re: Western Europe's record heat wave
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2022, 06:15:36 PM »
Our team in Manchester is hating life right now. Definitely aren't used to temps this high.

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Re: Western Europe's record heat wave
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2022, 11:36:52 AM »
https://old.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/w238fr/the_uk_is_currently_experiencing_a_record_heatwave/

"Wind to be imported from France."

Echos of colonialism be dammed, I think the British need to bring back the pith helmet.

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Re: Western Europe's record heat wave
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2022, 02:50:48 PM »
Back from Kenya and it's 28C here today. Expecting 30-32 tomorrow. At the summer house by the coast. Not too shabby :)

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Re: Western Europe's record heat wave
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2022, 04:05:23 PM »
TIL only 5% of residential homes in the UK are thought to have air conditioning and many buildings are designed in a way to keep heat in.

https://old.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/w2tc80/til_only_5_of_residential_homes_in_the_uk_are/

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Re: Western Europe's record heat wave
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2022, 03:57:52 PM »
"The Washington Post recently reported that only 20% of European homes have air conditioning, and its rare to find it in schools or offices."

Europeans face a heat wave conundrum
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/europeans-heat-wave-conundrum-air-conditioners-climate-change-rcna39447

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Re: Western Europe's record heat wave
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2022, 08:44:05 PM »
Oh yeah, we forgot to tell you about asphalt roads...

A14 closed for hours as surface buckles in heat near Cambridge - BBC News
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-62219162