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(Mirror.co.uk)   News: Temps in Britain to top 89°F during heatwave. Fark: Leading to warnings that HUNDREDS could die   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 213
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2014-07-18 09:28:58 AM  
If only we had just had highs in the 80s in Texas during the summer.
 
2014-07-18 09:42:12 AM  

texdent: If only we had just had highs in the 80s in Texas during the summer.


Here in Houston, we may not bust 90 today.  Of course it's going to rain most of the day and the humidity is going to be through the roof.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-07-18 10:06:37 AM  
That's pretty hot in a place where air conditioning is rare.
 
2014-07-18 10:55:37 AM  

vpb: That's pretty hot in a place where air conditioning is rare.


Seattle? We seem to be making it through without hundreds dying.
 
2014-07-18 11:10:41 AM  
In before hundreds of farkers bragging about how it gets hotter where they live and everybody else is a pussy and you mean it gets hot in the summer.

312 Celsius where I live today.
 
2014-07-18 11:10:50 AM  
It is still silly, but not as silly as you think. They live in a much smaller place without proper way to deal with heat.

Kind of think like how 2" of snow shutdown Missouri, that we northerners were laughing about.
 
2014-07-18 11:11:15 AM  

UberDave: ...and the humidity is going to be through the roof.


I thought water normally leaked down through the roof?  You should get that checked.
 
2014-07-18 11:12:58 AM  

mayIFark: It is still silly, but not as silly as you think. They live in a much smaller place without proper way to deal with heat.

Kind of think like how 2" of snow shutdown Missouri, that we northerners were laughing about.


Georgia, damn it.

/I need coffee
 
2014-07-18 11:13:03 AM  
15obelow normal all week here.
 
2014-07-18 11:13:51 AM  
Well, there's hot and then there's British hot.
 
2014-07-18 11:13:53 AM  

Calmamity: Seattle? We seem to be making it through without hundreds dying.


1.  Seattle has more air conditioning than the British Isles, proportionately
2.  Especially among the elderly, who are the likely victims here.
 
2014-07-18 11:14:20 AM  
I'm not sure KY has been in the 80's all week.  We may have touched the low end once or twice, but it's been beautiful here lately either way.  Has me ready for Fall.
 
2014-07-18 11:14:24 AM  

The Muthaship: 15obelow normal all week here.


That's how it is here. It's marvelous.
 
2014-07-18 11:15:21 AM  

texdent: If only we had just had highs in the 80s in Texas during the summer.


i live 20 or so miles north of downtown ft worth. yesterday evening i was sitting on the backporch enjoying a nice cool breeze!

i, for one, am definitely not complaining about this unusual july weather

sick of seeing posts about "global warming? what global warming?" though
 
2014-07-18 11:15:38 AM  
If only there were somewhere they could go to cool off?
www.uknetguide.co.uk
 
2014-07-18 11:15:45 AM  
We'll hit maybe 82 here in Albuquerque next week.
Son complained on his return from Florida last week, how "cold" it was here. I explained going from sea-level, high humidity, to 6,000 feet up, low humidity,,.Even here in the desert, heat up fast, cool down fast.
Whenever I visit relatives in Texas, it feels at night, like a hot, wet blanket.
 
2014-07-18 11:15:48 AM  
OK. I've been to the UK twice during heatwaves (making me one of the few people in the world who thinks of it as a warm country.)

Without widely used AC and with windows that either don't open or aren't opened, 89 degrees gets real stuffy. Especially if it's also muggy.

I remember riding a non-air conditioned bus in London in 34 degree centigrade heat. It was... uncomfortable.

Next time I'm in Britain, I'm going in January.
 
2014-07-18 11:17:50 AM  

bungle_jr: texdent: If only we had just had highs in the 80s in Texas during the summer.

i live 20 or so miles north of downtown ft worth. yesterday evening i was sitting on the backporch enjoying a nice cool breeze!

i, for one, am definitely not complaining about this unusual july weather

sick of seeing posts about "global warming? what global warming?" though


Yup, I'm in Dallas and it's currently 67. Enjoying every minute of it.
 
2014-07-18 11:17:50 AM  
When I was in Ireland, they were talking about 80 degree (26 degrees Celsius) heat waves. You've got to realize that, most of the year, their highs are in the 60's.

/ our high is a chilly 81 degrees
 
2014-07-18 11:17:51 AM  
Tens of thousands of people were estimated to have died because of a European heat wave a few years ago. It's not implausible to think that it could cause deaths again.
 
2014-07-18 11:18:25 AM  

vpb: That's pretty hot in a place where air conditioning is rare.


this
i spent 4 years (5 summers) in germany. 99% of the time the weather was just lovely temperature-wise...from not-so-cold (dead of winter, most days were 20s to 30s) to mild (most HOT summer days were in the 80s, which is cool to someone like me from southern arkansas/northeast tx). 1 summer we had several 100+ days. had to go to a nice department store to find a/c to cool down, and elderly and sick people died
 
2014-07-18 11:18:26 AM  
Hell it might get to 80 tomorrow here, 52 when I woke up this morning.

This is not normal.
 
2014-07-18 11:18:36 AM  

gopher321: Well, there's hot and then there's British hot.


Thread closed, we're done here.  Turn out the lights.
 
2014-07-18 11:19:29 AM  

texdent: If only we had just had highs in the 80s in Texas during the summer.


It'd be heavenly, people wouldn't be huddling in buildings hiding from the heat. we could go outside without the worry of pit stains appearing immediately on our fine clothing. Best of all, we could get inside of our vehicles without feeling like we just crawled into an oven to die.
 
2014-07-18 11:19:37 AM  
We've had a pretty mild summer here in Utah, didn't start hitting mid-high 90s until the first of July or so. We might have had a day where it peeked over the wall at 100 degrees. Last summer, they had half of June in the 100s, it sucked.

I hate the heat, but I wouldn't know what to do if I lived somewhere that 90 degrees=PANIC! weather...
 
2014-07-18 11:20:04 AM  
I was over in the UK a few years ago during "Spring".  Our office building treated air conditioning like a reward so on the third floor the day it got mildly warm, it got a bit ... funky.

This is just like how it hits 80F in San Francisco and people die... they aren't used to it.
 
2014-07-18 11:21:35 AM  

drxym: Tens of thousands of people were estimated to have died because of a European heat wave a few years ago. It's not implausible to think that it could cause deaths again.


If you're not accustomed to it, and the buildings aren't designed for it sure


But in other places that heatwave seems like a cool spell
 
2014-07-18 11:22:09 AM  
Wisco checking in.  It was down in the 40's all last week.  Haven't turned on the air yet this summer.  Thanks global warming!
 
2014-07-18 11:22:20 AM  

rkiller1: If only there were somewhere they could go to cool off?
[www.uknetguide.co.uk image 300x250]


Are you kidding it could be dozens of miles to the beach
 
2014-07-18 11:22:26 AM  
Pish-posh!  You simply need the first footman to bring along a parasol and a hand-fan.

/wait, not everyone on England lives in "Downton Abbey"?
 
2014-07-18 11:22:36 AM  
Drink water.  Wear shorts. Sweat.
 
2014-07-18 11:22:50 AM  

Nogale: OK. I've been to the UK twice during heatwaves (making me one of the few people in the world who thinks of it as a warm country.)

Without widely used AC and with windows that either don't open or aren't opened, 89 degrees gets real stuffy. Especially if it's also muggy.

I remember riding a non-air conditioned bus in London in 34 degree centigrade heat. It was... uncomfortable.

Next time I'm in Britain, I'm going in January.


It gets to be 110 degrees regularly during the summer here. When it's that hot in the air; the asphalt starts melting the rubber of your shoes. You could, literally, cook an egg on the pavement. Now, keep telling me about how hot 89 degrees is.
 
2014-07-18 11:23:03 AM  
Weather has been weird the past few years back home in Oregon.  Cold Junes followed by record setting heat in July.  Temperatures the coldest they've been in 40 years last December, then it warmed up and was so dry in January we had forest fires in places and talk of water restrictions if the snow didn't come, then snow dumped in February, and finally we got the garden in in mid-April this year with no hint of frost since then.

Hell, a T-storm rolled through last week, and we almost never have them in the valley.  In the mountains sure, but not the valley.
 
2014-07-18 11:23:14 AM  
Here in Missouri it has been a cool summer. We have yet to reach one hundred. In fact July has seen record breaking lows.
 
2014-07-18 11:23:45 AM  
We wont break out of the 80s and have higher humidity until next week in DC. I havent had to use the AC much this summer its been plesent just to sleep at night with the windows open. It's been odd, but then again this winter was from hell.
 
2014-07-18 11:23:49 AM  

mayIFark: It is still silly, but not as silly as you think. They live in a much smaller place without proper way to deal with heat.



It's not so much that. If the mercury hits the mid 60s there, you'll find people out in the parks with shirts off getting wasted on cheap lager.
When it gets hotter you get a load of pasty dimbulbs going out & roasting themselves and downing cheap lager all whilst getting a good dollop of sun stroke at the same time.
A true story. When I lived there, I remember a girl colleague of mine catching some rays one lunchtime & she actually smeared her arms & legs with butter FFS!
All to get a quicker tan.
It does take time to get used to warm climates. I struggled in my first summer living in Hungary, but I'm pretty used to it now & have the right jollop to smear on myself to avoid getting burnt to a crisp.
That helped a great deal when I spent last summer in Texas. At least I knew sort of what to expect.

/I didn't die
 
2014-07-18 11:24:14 AM  

busy chillin': In before hundreds of farkers bragging about how it gets hotter where they live and everybody else is a pussy and you mean it gets hot in the summer.

312 Celsius where I live today.


That's almost 600° Fahrenheit, almost hot enough to melt zinc.
 
2014-07-18 11:24:22 AM  
That's what killed me the most in the World Cup was when the British announcers we're talking about 87 degree heat with 60% humidity like it was the surface of the sun.
 
2014-07-18 11:24:44 AM  
A lot of people live in places in the US that would be barely viable without air conditioning.  England, etc, has no common need for that kind of climate control you take for granted.
 
2014-07-18 11:25:28 AM  
Yeah, but most of those hundreds are just dehydrated old people and children who have been locked in their cars by negligent parents. Nobody important.
 
2014-07-18 11:26:04 AM  

vpb: That's pretty hot in a place where air conditioning is rare.


exactly have a friend near London who was complaining of the heat and told her to bite the bullet and turn on the AC, she told me pretty much only big offices have that, private houses and shops don;t tend to
 
2014-07-18 11:26:13 AM  

mayIFark: It is still silly, but not as silly as you think. They live in a much smaller place without proper way to deal with heat.

Kind of think like how 2" of snow shutdown Missouri, that we northerners were laughing about.


They don't have shade? Good lord call in the red cross!

I have no AC and we have plenty of 90s heatwaves with heavy humidity here. I'm not saying that is some kind zomg 90s! thing, I mean that it is perfectly survivable temperatures.


drxym: Tens of thousands of people were estimated to have died because of a European heat wave a few years ago. It's not implausible to think that it could cause deaths again.


What were the temps and how did the people die? Again I repeat: shade. Also drink extra water. Water and shade will get you through some pretty high temps.
 
2014-07-18 11:26:19 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: A lot of people live in places in the US that would be barely viable without air conditioning.  England, etc, has no common need for that kind of climate control you take for granted.


It's going to be bad watching people have to leave places because there is so much less water and the electric rates are so high they can't afford to keep it cool in the summer.

There are going to be a lot of pissed off people....
 
2014-07-18 11:26:37 AM  
Taken in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2 summers ago.

img.fark.net

That's 140 F for the metric impaired.
 
2014-07-18 11:26:58 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Yeah, but most of those hundreds are just dehydrated old people and children who have been locked in their cars by negligent parents. Nobody important.


True dat.
 
2014-07-18 11:28:25 AM  
Laughing at the UK for heat-stroke deaths near 90F is like Denmark laughing at another country for flooding.  If you don't have the infrastructure to deal with weather-phenomenon-X, you suffer losses to weather-phenomenon-X.  It's that simple.
 
2014-07-18 11:29:17 AM  

Magorn: vpb: That's pretty hot in a place where air conditioning is rare.

exactly have a friend near London who was complaining of the heat and told her to bite the bullet and turn on the AC, she told me pretty much only big offices have that, private houses and shops don;t tend to


what about window fans like this?
 
2014-07-18 11:29:46 AM  

Smackledorfer: What were the temps and how did the people die? Again I repeat: shade. Also drink extra water. Water and shade will get you through some pretty high temps.


This, water, shade and electric fan is all you need to survive, temps much higher than forecast here.
 
2014-07-18 11:29:49 AM  

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2014-07-18 11:30:54 AM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Laughing at the UK for heat-stroke deaths near 90F is like Denmark laughing at another country for flooding.  If you don't have the infrastructure to deal with weather-phenomenon-X, you suffer losses to weather-phenomenon-X.  It's that simple.


What infrastructure beyond running water and shade is required here?

I agree with your statement 100% though.  Heat stroke at 90 degrees is like freezing to death at 60. But what if they didn't have the infrastructure of coats?!
 
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