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(Daily Express)   Britain's extreme heatwave may kill up to 10,000 people. "Raging temperatures have continued to fuel a frenzy of betting with bookmakers"   (express.co.uk) divider line 166
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2014-07-28 07:50:51 AM  
Oh my Lord, it might get up past 90 degrees!

And this winter, it may actually drop below *FREEZING* for a few days!
 
2014-07-28 08:05:28 AM  
Come on, subby, they don't use the silly American system. It may kill up to 10 kilopeople.
 
2014-07-28 08:32:34 AM  
OMG
In this heat, they might be able to grow food that doesn't taste like shiat!
 
2014-07-28 08:35:38 AM  
What?  Is England actually peaking past 80 F?  Oh, sorry, I mean...27 C?
 
2014-07-28 08:36:15 AM  

Snarfangel: Come on, subby, they don't use the silly American system. It may kill up to 10 kilopeople.


:)
 
2014-07-28 08:38:28 AM  
90 Degrees is hot? We use to buck hay dawn to dusk in 100 degree weather.
 
2014-07-28 08:38:50 AM  
This is the nation that conquered India, and 90 degrees F has them in a panic?!
 
2014-07-28 08:39:33 AM  
The herd will be culled, allocate your resources accordingly.
 
2014-07-28 08:41:24 AM  
The weather has already claimed the lives of eight people, who have drowned after swimming in rivers and open waters to cool off.

Is this an Onion article?
 
2014-07-28 08:41:35 AM  
Well elderly  are vulnerable to high temps, especially if there are blackouts and they no longer have A/C. Most of the deaths seem to be from drowning though, due to people jumping into the water without knowing how to swim apparently.
 
2014-07-28 08:41:56 AM  
Wait...heat makes Brits...gamble?
 
2014-07-28 08:42:03 AM  
....a man of 60 died of a suspected heart attack while diving with seals off Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel.

aphs.worldnomads.com
 
2014-07-28 08:42:28 AM  
At first, I was going to make a dismissive joke about a British heat wave, and was literally going to go with "what, is it going to hit like 80 F?"

Then I read TFA:

Leon Brown, from The Weather Channel, said it will hit 81F in the South by the end of this week.

... seriously guys, even if your Air conditioning is out, if you open a window that shiat isn't remotely dangerous.  We got this same stupid panicky shiat over moderately warm summers in central CA.  There are plenty of places that hit highs of 95F+ every summer and have since before air conditioning was even invented.  Go look up how to deal with it on google or something if you're really that lost.
 
2014-07-28 08:42:37 AM  
"Heat"...oh how cute those little Brits are. It was more than 90 when I woke up this morning.
 
2014-07-28 08:43:07 AM  
Send them some Coors Light. TV tells me opening up a can will stop a heatwave.
 
2014-07-28 08:43:36 AM  
Nice cop math there. 8 people have died so far this summer extrapolates to 10 thou by summer's end. That's about right.
 
2014-07-28 08:44:38 AM  
I remember several years back when a heat wave killed hundreds of elderly people in France, but IIRC, it was significantly hotter than this (and they didn't have AC).
 
2014-07-28 08:44:54 AM  
Global warming now causing drownings
 
2014-07-28 08:45:43 AM  

Caelistis: "Heat"...oh how cute those little Brits are. It was more than 90 when I woke up this morning.


And your AC was on full blast no doubt. Very few Brits have AC, even the malls. Hence the problem.
 
2014-07-28 08:47:01 AM  
The Met Office cautioned that temperatures in the South will stay in the high 70s this week

OMG! EVERYBODY PANIC!

/is this satire?
 
2014-07-28 08:48:36 AM  
My wife is from the UK and she struggles with our -30C - +35C climate every year.
I said, then, let's retire in England. She says, no farking way. That place is a shiathole...shrug.
I like it. Gulf stream and all that...
 
2014-07-28 08:48:54 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: 90 Degrees is hot? We use to buck hay dawn to dusk in 100 degree weather.


I'm a hay bucker and I'm OK/I sleep all nigh and I work all day...
 
2014-07-28 08:48:55 AM  
The weather has already claimed the lives of eight people, who have drowned after swimming in rivers and open waters to cool off.

So were they interviewed after they died and specifically stated the ONLY reason they were in the water was due to the extreme non-heat?  Or, did they die because they felt like going for a swim and forgot they couldn't farking swim?!?!  Or, even a serial killer called, "Jack the Sinker!"

/oh hell, now SyFy will read this and you'll see the movie of that idea next weekend
 
2014-07-28 08:49:10 AM  
Heat index is going to be 114 here today.  Shut up Britain.
 
2014-07-28 08:49:14 AM  
The Met Office cautioned that temperatures in the South will stay in the high 70s this week

How will they survive?
HOW WILL THEY SURVIVE?????
 
2014-07-28 08:50:18 AM  
Not this shiat again.

1. They're basically talking about very elderly and already sick people who may be bumped over the precipice by unusually hot weather.
2. This happens in both hot and cold weather every year and happens pretty much everywhere in the world. Similar to how Flu normally only bumps off old and sick people.
3. Houses in the UK rarely have air conditioning and are frequently built in ways that are not readily adaptable to economically installing air conditioning. They basically turn into brick ovens on hot summer days, which exacerbates unusually hot weather.
4. Houses are built like this because the climate is normally very temperate and stable, leaning on the cooler side. You normally only need A/C once every few years, which also results in very few heat related deaths 9 years out of 10 so the tenth year is normally a bit of a humdinger.
5. Cue all the ITG's bragging about how they're hardier than a sick 90 year old, from their air conditioned office they drove to in their air conditioned car from their air conditioned house.
 
2014-07-28 08:50:44 AM  

dittybopper: Oh my Lord, it might get up past 90 degrees!

And this winter, it may actually drop below *FREEZING* for a few days!

For a minute, I thought I read it wrong. 70. I thought the British were tough. When they were being bombed, they have their tea in the shelters. When did they become French?
 
2014-07-28 08:51:56 AM  
Reaperman: And your AC was on full blast no doubt. Very few Brits have AC, even the malls. Hence the problem.

You would be incorrect. If you know you're going to be working outside or are going to be in high temps, going in and out of AC is absolutely the worst thing you can do. Acclimate your body to the heat, stay hydrated, and you'll be fine.

I'm guessing the Brits haven't heard of a more than 100 year old technology called a "fan"? They can probably import them from France.
 
2014-07-28 08:52:17 AM  
60's today. Suck it GB.
 
2014-07-28 08:53:25 AM  

Jim_Callahan: At first, I was going to make a dismissive joke about a British heat wave, and was literally going to go with "what, is it going to hit like 80 F?"

Then I read TFA:

Leon Brown, from The Weather Channel, said it will hit 81F in the South by the end of this week.

... seriously guys, even if your Air conditioning is out, if you open a window that shiat isn't remotely dangerous.  We got this same stupid panicky shiat over moderately warm summers in central CA.  There are plenty of places that hit highs of 95F+ every summer and have since before air conditioning was even invented.  Go look up how to deal with it on google or something if you're really that lost.


They're not big on the AC over there. Best to travel in the spring or fall if you're going over.
 
2014-07-28 08:53:30 AM  

Walker: The Met Office cautioned that temperatures in the South will stay in the high 70s this week

How will they survive?
HOW WILL THEY SURVIVE?????


Hell, when it gets down to 70 here, I actually put a shirt on.
 
2014-07-28 08:53:47 AM  

daffy: dittybopper: Oh my Lord, it might get up past 90 degrees!

And this winter, it may actually drop below *FREEZING* for a few days!
For a minute, I thought I read it wrong. 70. I thought the British were tough. When they were being bombed, they have their tea in the shelters. When did they become French?


1066?
 
2014-07-28 08:54:19 AM  
The local news is on it:
i3.bebo.com

Oh.  Wait...
 
2014-07-28 08:54:57 AM  

Mad Scientist: This is the nation that conquered India, and 90 degrees F has them in a panic?!


Well...I've never considered that, but lol.

It was around 80F and 80% humidity when I got home at midnight.

Unpleasant, but I'm used to it.
 
2014-07-28 08:57:48 AM  

Mad Scientist: This is the nation that conquered India, and 90 degrees F has them in a panic?!


This just in: Young and healthy people in good physical condition withstand heat and cold better than very old and sick people.

www.strat-talk.com
 
2014-07-28 08:57:52 AM  

TheMega: The weather has already claimed the lives of eight people, who have drowned after swimming in rivers and open waters to cool off.

So were they interviewed after they died and specifically stated the ONLY reason they were in the water was due to the extreme non-heat?  Or, did they die because they felt like going for a swim and forgot they couldn't farking swim?!?!  Or, even a serial killer called, "Jack the Sinker!"

/oh hell, now SyFy will read this and you'll see the movie of that idea next weekend


You've done it now!
 
2014-07-28 09:00:11 AM  

Mad Scientist: This is the nation that conquered India, and 90 degrees F has them in a panic?!


They did it in wool coats to boot.
 
2014-07-28 09:00:34 AM  
This clearly fear mongering by the air conditioning lobby in Brittan.
 
2014-07-28 09:00:57 AM  
The country that killed Hitler can't take a few days of sprightly temperatures?

[mrs slocombe "weak as water" pic]
 
2014-07-28 09:01:16 AM  
While we are making fun of the Brits dying in 90 deg. weather, perhaps we should pause to consider that the average daily high temperature in London this time of years is a only 69 deg. 80 deg. is considered a hot day. It is cooler in the countryside. So Brits are not adapted to the summer temperatures we only biatch about. It can kill them quickly.
 
2014-07-28 09:01:37 AM  
Dear Brits:

DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL IN THIS HEAT. Water only, and lots of it. You'll be fine.

Ah who am I kidding. You're farked.
 
2014-07-28 09:01:51 AM  

gunsmack: Walker: The Met Office cautioned that temperatures in the South will stay in the high 70s this week

How will they survive?
HOW WILL THEY SURVIVE?????

Hell, when it gets down to 70 here, I actually put a shirt on.


Won't see 70 degrees until about mid-September.  And that's the low temperature.  70 degrees for a high temp?  November, maybe December.

I work in my garage office.  Got a fan going.  Me and the dog are fine.  Heat indices of over 100 for a couple weeks now.

Meh.
 
2014-07-28 09:03:26 AM  
Quick, check with WEATHER EXPERT ALGORE
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-28 09:03:49 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: The country that killed Hitler can't take a few days of sprightly temperatures?

[mrs slocombe "weak as water" pic]


I think your a little confused. While the UK was on the winning side America won it.
 
2014-07-28 09:05:05 AM  

pyrotek85: Well elderly  are vulnerable to high temps, especially if there are blackouts and they no longer have A/C. Most of the deaths seem to be from drowning though, due to people jumping into the water without knowing how to swim apparently.


Most of the estimated deaths are elderly.

This is the UK. What's the "A/C" you seal of?

/ DNRTFA
 
2014-07-28 09:05:25 AM  

Mad Scientist: This is the nation that conquered India, and 90 degrees F has them in a panic?!


Mad dogs and Englishmen...not any more, apparently.

This is also the country that took everything the Luftwaffe could throw at it without making a fuss, and weathered years of IRA car bomb threats, and now they freak out and whinge about everything.
 
2014-07-28 09:05:34 AM  

verdigris1: ALGORE


DRINK!
 
2014-07-28 09:05:58 AM  

Caelistis: "Heat"...oh how cute those little Brits are. It was more than 90 when I woke up this morning.


Observing the inferiority complexes of Americans is cute as well. :)
 
2014-07-28 09:06:07 AM  

opiumpoopy: pyrotek85: Well elderly  are vulnerable to high temps, especially if there are blackouts and they no longer have A/C. Most of the deaths seem to be from drowning though, due to people jumping into the water without knowing how to swim apparently.

Most of the estimated deaths are elderly.

This is the UK. What's the "A/C" you seal of?

/ DNRTFA


Speak
 
2014-07-28 09:06:48 AM  
Thankfully, the British press never engage in hyperbole and keep to a rational and reserved manner when reporting news...
 
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