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    Oo-er - the Summer of Sam!

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      "When the gusts passed, a tree ripped up and fell over into a field of llamas"


      Well, it would, wouldn't it?



      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...ester-49056393

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        There was some biblical rain earlier today. Sunny but windy now though.

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          Aargh, it's getting worse:
          Temperatures will remain high overnight into Wednesday, making it uncomfortable to sleep, with potentially record-breaking overnight temperatures of 24°C. The previous record is 23.9°C set in August 1990.

          From Wednesday fresher air is expected to move into western parts of the UK however the heat will continue to build in central and eastern parts with highs reaching 35°C.

          Thursday is expected to see the peak in temperatures with 37°C possible in the south east of England. The current July record is 36.7°C set at Heathrow in 2015. The all time UK temperature record is 38.5°C recorded in Faversham in August 2003.

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            This is inhuman as it is. I shall probably be dead by Thursday.

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              It's a full ten degrees Fahrenheit cooler than yesterday, but still quite uncomfortable (at least for me). Thunderstorms expected later today.

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                It's been 30º plus here for a month or so and this is set to continue until September.

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                  Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
                  It's a full ten degrees Fahrenheit cooler than yesterday, but still quite uncomfortable (at least for me). Thunderstorms expected later today.
                  What's that in "proper money", about 5½°?

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                    31+ in Celsius

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                      Guy (and other resident Brits): do you measure and weigh yourselves in Imperial or Foreign?

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                        Imperial, same with height. My mind just can't comprehend the dimensions of someone who is 1.8m tall and weighs 90 kilos.

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                          Originally posted by Sporting View Post
                          Guy (and other resident Brits): do you measure and weigh yourselves in Imperial or Foreign?
                          Stones and kilos.

                          We're clever enough to multitask.

                          And know how to pronounce both spell and pronounce phœnix.

                          And spell sulfur.




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                            Originally posted by Sporting View Post
                            Guy (and other resident Brits): do you measure and weigh yourselves in Imperial or Foreign?

                            Always imperial, though I could tell you what my height was in centimeters, (not my weight in kilos though).

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                              I'm not sure when the switch came for me from knowing things primarily in imperial measurements, to knowing and using both, to now when I translate anything I see in imperial into metric. I've rented a bike here in the UK, and whenever I see a sign in miles I have to mentally translate to kms. That;s quite a new phase, I used to be equally comfortable in both.

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                                Any of our Londoners blacked out?

                                Our office in the City has been on backup generators for a couple of hours.

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                                  If we lose power, I'm going to have to emigrate.

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                                    On my hiking app distances are in miles but height gain/loss is in meters...go figure why i choose this configuration...

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                                      Elevation in feet has never made any sense to me, even before we were living in Europe. The units just seem too small.

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                                        Originally posted by Eggchaser View Post
                                        Imperial, same with height. My mind just can't comprehend the dimensions of someone who is 1.8m tall and weighs 90 kilos.
                                        Skinny. That persons dimensions are skinny.

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                                          Originally posted by TonTon View Post

                                          Skinny. That persons dimensions are skinny.

                                          Those are pretty much my dimensions and trust me, I'm not skinny!

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                                            Yeah, 1m80 and 90kg is a BMI of ~27.5 for a male, with some variation of age/gender/ethnic group. 25-30 is classed as overweight as I know all too well from running my numbers through it, those being pretty well exactly 1m80 and 90kg! If we are taking 'skinny' to be underweight, then a 40 year old male would need to be less than 60kg to class as that.

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                                              It's set to be 37 degrees on Thursday. I may lie in the bath or under a damp sheet all day.

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                                                We had a big thunderstorm this afternoon, and I think more expected for tomorrow. Hoping that it breaks this heatwave for a while.

                                                Teddy did really well. I looked around and didn't see him in the living room, but found him lying on the rug in the bathroom. I let him stay--if we had had a tornado, I'd be the one looking foolish for not being in there with him.

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                                                  Originally posted by MsD View Post
                                                  It's set to be 37 degrees on Thursday. I may lie in the bath or under a damp sheet all day.
                                                  This is gonna be a rough ride. I'd normally deal with a period like this by sleeping through the day, but the last week of Le Tour complicates that. At least I have provisions.

                                                  Sporting, I do both imperial and metric depending on context, but the unit I can't relate to reality at all is Fahrenheit.

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                                                    The one advantage about Fahrenheit is that 100º is such a psychological landmark.

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