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    I didn't remember this storm being in the forecast, but looking at this screenshot from earlier, I can see that it was. Just about right on schedule, too. Welp, Teddy's gone underground already.

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      Originally posted by Nocturnal Submission View Post
      The BBC website has a reported high for the day so far at 30.8C down the road in Charlwood, but my £29.99 from Maplin's device informs me that's it currently 31.4C in my back garden, but with a pleasant breeze.
      34.5C in my garden at 14:00. But we're South facing and on top of a hill, so it's a bit of a suntrap.
      What a glorious day it's been. I've been outside loads, had all three meals sat on the terrace and I'm still sat here now enjoying a nice view of Jupiter and a gentle breeze.
      Got 5 loads of washing done and dried too.
      Typical bloody England though. Europe has a week long heatwave and what do we get? One day. Sheesh.



      Bourbon and coke. Sky at Night magazine. Soft led lighting. And Jupiter in the sky. Lovely.
      Last edited by hobbes; 29-06-2019, 21:32.

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        That looks a scary map.

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          Very weird at the moment.

          The sun is shining and it is clear over the river, but we can hear thunder and it is really dark to the east.

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            Belter of a thunderstorm in Boston (83 degrees) this afternoon. Had just gone into a bar in the north end to have one drink to cool off and ended up having to stay for nearly 3 hours til the skies cleared - oh dear, what a shame....

            Lovely evening afterwards although I can still see distant lightning flickering away to the west.

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              Guadalajara:

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                Apropos the recent hot weather.

                Why don't you see calamine lotion any more?

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                  Because you aren't snooping around in our medicine cabinet?

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                    Originally posted by Guy Profumo View Post
                    Apropos the recent hot weather.

                    Why don't you see calamine lotion any more?

                    Heh. After my unprotected lillywhite skin had been burnt to a crisp on holiday that, or witch hazel, was what my parents usually turned to.

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                      39° yesterday followed by the biggest hailstorm since 2007.

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                        We were a calamine household.

                        Isn't witch hazel used as eye drops rather than skin lotion?

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                          Originally posted by Guy Profumo View Post
                          We were a calamine household.

                          Isn't witch hazel used as eye drops rather than skin lotion?

                          Not eye drops (that I've heard of - you'd probably go blind!) but it's supposed to have a number of benefits: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition...-benefits-uses

                          I'd have just preferred it if my parents had invested in some sun cream in the first place!

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                            Calamine is for poison ivy, etc.

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                              [URL="https://twitter.com/scottpecoriello/status/1149006602076381187?s=21"]https://twitter.com/scottpecoriello/status/1149006602076381187[/URL]

                              A friend's home already has several inches of water on the ground floor

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                                I was reading about the New Orleans risk - normally storms in New Orleans come later in the year, which is why the Mississippi is usually so much lower. Also, apparently all the engineering further upstream to contain the river means that there's little overflow into floodplains - all the water is trapped between the riverbanks and heads all the way down to the gulf.

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                                  It is indeed a mess.

                                  My flooded friend was away for the Fourth and came back along the river, getting more concerned with each mile he drove.

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                                    Looks like we will have another try next week at a plume reaching the UK...Wait and see..

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                                      One of my wife's Canadian friends is visiting the UK with her family. They landed yesterday and are spending a week in the Glasgow area and then a bit less than that in London.

                                      I always hope that any visitors enjoy good weather when they come over and the forecast for the London leg of the trip looks pretty good. But I've just checked the weather in the West of Scotland and there are yellow weather warnings for heavy rain and thunderstorms for the next five days!

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                                        Absolutely pelting it down in Stockport.

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                                          So, how are our OTFers in Eastern Canada and the east coast of the the US handling the temperatures at the moment?

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                                            It is quite unpleasant, though perhaps not (yet?), as apocalyptic as feared. Tomorrow will be worse, as these events have a significant cumulative effect.

                                            There was a major subway breakdown last evening, which certainly didn't help matters.

                                            The triathlon, a large music festival and a number of other outdoor events have been cancelled.

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