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The Heatwave Continues [Jul. 23rd, 2018|03:42 pm]
Tony Grist
Put it this way, the early mornings and evenings- when the sun is at shoulder height- are extremely pleasant. At other times I'm following official advice and staying in the shade.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2018-07-23 07:55 pm (UTC)
Our whole summer has been like that but there is no such thing as climate change....
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-07-24 07:10 am (UTC)
Apparently the remarkable thing about this heatwave is that it's so widespread. It's causing wild fires in Greece but also in Scandinavia- up above the Arctic Circle.
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[User Picture]From: sorenr
2018-07-24 07:19 am (UTC)
Apparently the conditions are very similar to the conditions that lead to a very hot summer in 1976 - a slow jet stream coinciding with a particular point in the Atlantic multidecadal oscillation with higher surface temperatures in the ocean. And since our base-line temperature is a fraction higher than in 1976, the effects of these conditions are magnified. There was a rather good article about it in the Guardian.

All rather interesting, really, but it also seems to make prolonged heat waves more frequent in the future,even though we may also still get miserable, wet summers. Basically "summer wardrobe" will become a rather broad term, I guess, and farming will be a lottery. (And food prices will go up... Which is probably worse than having to stay in the shade.)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-07-24 09:23 am (UTC)
I remember the summer of '76. It was really quite something.
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[User Picture]From: sorenr
2018-07-24 07:11 am (UTC)
I stay inside as much as I can - and SPF 50 sun lotion is my friend... (And remember to re-fill the ice cube tray every day, because I need something cold to drink! I learnt to love ice lattes in Houston, and quite frankly my own are better than the £4.50 iced lattes from Starbucks!)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-07-24 09:24 am (UTC)
I'm not much of a one for cold drinks. I've been drinking tea and black coffee as usual.
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