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(Met Office News)   Heat wave panic sweeps England as temperatures are expected to reach the high 29-low 30 Celsius mark, which is known colloquially in Phoenix as 'Sweater Weather'   ( divider line
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2013-07-12 10:42:01 AM  
4 votes:
How the hell does someone die in weather in the low 30s? I live in Denver its ranged between 34 and 37 all week. Many homes here aren't air conditioned. As far as I know there hasn't been a mass extinction of the old or infirm.

Does Europe run their elderly when it gets hot out? Like in Spain with the bulls but instead it's people with walkers charging down the street while the young and able bodied sprint away in terror? If so you should stop that.
2013-07-12 10:17:05 AM  
3 votes:
we don't have air conditioning in the same way that phoenix doesn't have a fleet of snow ploughs.
2013-07-12 01:46:38 PM  
2 votes:

Lady J: oh and NOBODY has AC in the UK. maybe in handful of cars. are really really expensive hotels. but i dont know a single person with AC in their private residence


It was built on little brown men fanning Brits.
2013-07-12 09:36:53 AM  
2 votes:
84 degrees?
How will they survive?
2013-07-12 10:55:27 PM  
1 vote:
Let's see what happens when Phoenix hits a low of -30, or as we call it in Canada, Sweater Weather.
2013-07-12 01:09:47 PM  
1 vote:

Girion47: English cars don't have AC?

I'm so jealous of their weight-savings.


And Albanian cars don't have license plates, lock cylinders, or VIN numbers.  Talk about shaving off every last bit of excess weight!
2013-07-12 12:58:58 PM  
1 vote:
Thanks, O'Cameron.
2013-07-12 12:46:06 PM  
1 vote:

Bontesla: A tin roof could turn a small apartment into an oven.

And make things rather unpleasant for the cat.
2013-07-12 12:43:37 PM  
1 vote:
words of wisdom.

looks like she has the a/c turned on.
2013-07-12 11:48:06 AM  
1 vote:

ChipNASA: Sweater weather

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2013-07-12 11:16:06 AM  
1 vote:

Lexx: FlashHarry: RexTalionis: The thing with Europe is that air conditioning is not nearly as prevalent there as it is in the states, especially for the elderly and the poor or sick. Every time there is a heat wave there, many elderly and sick people die from heat exhaustion.

i remember that horrible heat wave in europe in '03 (my brother got married that summer in england in a full morning suit in an un-air-conditioned church). some 15,000 people died in france alone. it's no laughing matter. though that didn't stop the washington post cracking wise about how france "can't stand the heat." charming.

Dude, 29-30 is not dangerous weather, unless humidity pushes it into the upper 30's.

Like say when you have 90-95% humidity and temperatures up to 30 degrees Celsius?
2013-07-12 11:04:35 AM  
1 vote:
It's bloody hot out, everyone into the Channel.
2013-07-12 10:54:55 AM  
1 vote:\

at least it's not 45º.
2013-07-12 10:48:05 AM  
1 vote:


Rule Britannia,
Britannia penny saves,
Britons' power bills shall be waived.

Bill Bryson has written a great book about Britain called Notes From A Small Island, where he affectionately describes how we will tolerate real discomfort, so as not to 'make a fuss' or 'waste money' (my generation don't do this), and see things like cups of tea, and toast and marmite as a huge treat... 'ooh lovely, no just one slice thank you' (again, not my generation... i eat stacks of toast and marmite)

its a hangover from rationing I think

You kids today, so spoiled with your toast and marmite. In my youth, I ate dirt and I was quite pleased to get it! I had to make my own clothing right after my own birth with my own bare hands out of the common sod and some earthworms strung together to form  thread. I didn't even have any feet until I bartered for it with labor of my own brow's sweat.
2013-07-12 10:37:23 AM  
1 vote:


Rule Britannia,
Britannia penny saves,
Britons' power bills shall be waived.
2013-07-12 10:26:01 AM  
1 vote:

CrazyCracka420: I envision people going into basements or cellars.

All those Europeans in their high rise apartment blocks, going from their 10th floor flat to their 9th floor cellar.  Makes perfect sense.
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