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(Mirror.co.uk)   Just how hot is it in England? The roads are melting   (mirror.co.uk) divider line
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2021-07-22 10:27:29 AM  
mid and upper 80's can get nasty with no air conditioning and places that don't regularly see these temps usually don't have it.
 
2021-07-22 10:56:35 AM  
25 C is about what it is in my apartment without the AC running. Good thing I don't have tar on my floors.

Well, not much any way.
 
2021-07-22 12:08:32 PM  
Blimey.
 
2021-07-22 12:18:46 PM  
I hear 30c in the UK is equivalent too 100f in the USA
 
2021-07-22 12:19:53 PM  
Aren't roads hotter in our deserts?

Seems like 89 degrees shouldn't be that hot for a road.
 
2021-07-22 12:22:15 PM  
Blimey!  I betcha the EU did this!
 
2021-07-22 12:23:21 PM  
Ray: I remember Revelations 7:12... "And I looked, as he opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake. And the sun became as black as sack cloth, and the moon became as blood."

Winston: "And the seas boiled and the skies fell."

Ray: Judgement day.

Winston: Judgement day.
 
2021-07-22 12:23:22 PM  
This just in!  England has crappy roads!
 
2021-07-22 12:23:31 PM  
Yep, I saw an old telephone pole with the (weather-proofing..?-)tar melting off of it literally yesterday when I went out for a walk

/ * returns to his self-imposed break from Fark *
 
2021-07-22 12:24:06 PM  

whidbey: Aren't roads hotter in our deserts?

Seems like 89 degrees shouldn't be that hot for a road.


TFA says "tar roads" so presumably they're using a substance that liquifies at a lower temp than asphalt. Likely never been an issue before because the temps were previously always low enough to keep the "tar" solid. 🤷♂
 
2021-07-22 12:25:02 PM  
...and I have no idea why FARK adds the ♂ emoji when you add any other emoji.
 
2021-07-22 12:25:18 PM  

whidbey: Aren't roads hotter in our deserts?

Seems like 89 degrees shouldn't be that hot for a road.


Guessing there are different mixtures in the roads, depending on local resources
 
2021-07-22 12:25:58 PM  

Marcos P: I hear 30c in the UK is equivalent too 100f in the USA


86F. The conversion formula is:

C x 9/5 + 32 = F

With high humidity, it sucks. Otherwise, just wear shorts. You'll be fine.
 
2021-07-22 12:26:11 PM  

fatassbastard: whidbey: Aren't roads hotter in our deserts?

Seems like 89 degrees shouldn't be that hot for a road.

TFA says "tar roads" so presumably they're using a substance that liquifies at a lower temp than asphalt. Likely never been an issue before because the temps were previously always low enough to keep the "tar" solid. 🤷♂


I'm hoping the melted tar will seep in to all the potholes. That would  be dead handy.
 
2021-07-22 12:26:25 PM  
You need to build some better roads over there.
 
Juc
2021-07-22 12:26:38 PM  
we had a couple heat waves so far this year (not the UK mind you) roads weren't melting but the concrete expanded and buckled all over the place. it was pretty weird.

I think now a days people need to have houses that can handle cold and hot temps otherwise they're going to be outa luck when the pendulum swings unfairly for a while.
 
2021-07-22 12:26:55 PM  

Marcos P: I hear 30c in the UK is equivalent too 100f in the USA


It's 86°F.
 
2021-07-22 12:27:01 PM  

fatassbastard: whidbey: Aren't roads hotter in our deserts?

Seems like 89 degrees shouldn't be that hot for a road.

TFA says "tar roads" so presumably they're using a substance that liquifies at a lower temp than asphalt. Likely never been an issue before because the temps were previously always low enough to keep the "tar" solid. 🤷♂


It's probably tarmac, aka macadam, and not asphalt
 
2021-07-22 12:27:30 PM  
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2021-07-22 12:28:23 PM  
What? Are their roads made out of chocolate?
 
2021-07-22 12:28:57 PM  

Marcos P: I hear 30c in the UK is equivalent too 100f in the USA


Not exactly. Perhaps you'd heard that 40c is about 100f (it's actually 104, but close enough).

// I obsess about temperatures. Also about the angle of the sun. Basically, I obsess about numbers. Also letters. And most nouns.
 
2021-07-22 12:29:10 PM  

cretinbob: mid and upper 80's can get nasty with no air conditioning and places that don't regularly see these temps usually don't have it.


Holy shiat try 115 in the PNW
It cooled off to 87 at night
Thought the brits were made of tougher stuff
 
2021-07-22 12:30:31 PM  

Marcos P: I hear 30c in the UK is equivalent too 100f in the USA


Math isn't your strong suit, is it?
 
2021-07-22 12:31:10 PM  
87F and it melts their roads?

Lol
 
2021-07-22 12:32:07 PM  

inner ted: cretinbob: mid and upper 80's can get nasty with no air conditioning and places that don't regularly see these temps usually don't have it.

Holy shiat try 115 in the PNW
It cooled off to 87 at night
Thought the brits were made of tougher stuff


They used to be, but these days they're going with cheaper materials.
 
Juc
2021-07-22 12:33:57 PM  

mofa: Marcos P: I hear 30c in the UK is equivalent too 100f in the USA

Not exactly. Perhaps you'd heard that 40c is about 100f (it's actually 104, but close enough).

// I obsess about temperatures. Also about the angle of the sun. Basically, I obsess about numbers. Also letters. And most nouns.


I got a mental image of you swimming through a vault of scrabble tiles like scrooge mcduck.
 
2021-07-22 12:36:42 PM  

flamark: What? Are their roads made out of chocolate?


I thought it was figgy pudding.
 
2021-07-22 12:37:25 PM  

cretinbob: mid and upper 80's can get nasty with no air conditioning and places that don't regularly see these temps usually don't have it.


Yep, that's the real kicker there.  They aren't used to it.  It always confused me to see movies set in England, with people wearing suits and overcoats and waistcoats all at the same time, and looking suave and not at all drenched head to foot in sweat.  Until I remembered that it is always cool to cold there, unlike the southwest where it is in the 90s-100s during the day and 60s at night.
 
2021-07-22 12:43:50 PM  
In the 50s, our subdivision's roads all did that in the summer. Asphalt was crappier back then and the tar separated from the gravel matrix in the high 80s. We had to use paint thinner on our tennis shoes all summer long. What you didn't tell your parents was how much fun it was to pop the tar bubbles.
 
2021-07-22 12:44:13 PM  
I also live in a coastal area so anything over 30C is unbearable and chaotic. It's so humid you can hear the heat. The same kind of thing happens in the winter when it's -5C but somehow humid and the cold cuts through you like a knife.
 
2021-07-22 12:45:29 PM  
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Poor babies.
 
2021-07-22 12:47:00 PM  
what a world
 
2021-07-22 12:53:51 PM  

inner ted: cretinbob: mid and upper 80's can get nasty with no air conditioning and places that don't regularly see these temps usually don't have it.

Holy shiat try 115 in the PNW
It cooled off to 87 at night
Thought the brits were made of tougher stuff


Do you have a/c?
 
2021-07-22 12:54:33 PM  

cretinbob: mid and upper 80's can get nasty with no air conditioning and places that don't regularly see these temps usually don't have it.


It's bullfark. Asphalt doesn't melt at 88F.  Pathetic.

Also, while it can be taxing to people not used to it, it sounds pathetic to while about 88F when people in other regions also not with aircon have had to put up with triple digit temperatures.
 
2021-07-22 12:56:09 PM  

ZMugg: Marcos P: I hear 30c in the UK is equivalent too 100f in the USA

It's 86°F.


Right.  But it HAD been 31.1C (88F) previously.
 
2021-07-22 12:58:55 PM  
What are british roads made of? Chocolate and the bones of babies from their colonies?
 
2021-07-22 12:59:10 PM  

whidbey: Aren't roads hotter in our deserts?

Seems like 89 degrees shouldn't be that hot for a road.


Do they have tar covered roads? It's in the mid 80s here, and some of the fresh-ish tar road patching is gooey right now. I accidentally stepped in in during my jog yesterday and had to scrub it off my running shoes after. Also, I was kinda sticking to the sidewalk for awhile till the dirt stuck to it.
 
2021-07-22 12:59:35 PM  

Oneiros: fatassbastard: whidbey: Aren't roads hotter in our deserts?

Seems like 89 degrees shouldn't be that hot for a road.

TFA says "tar roads" so presumably they're using a substance that liquifies at a lower temp than asphalt. Likely never been an issue before because the temps were previously always low enough to keep the "tar" solid. 🤷♂

It's probably tarmac, aka macadam, and not asphalt


I read years ago that old man McAcadam invented a blend that became known as macadam, then someone added tar to it and they called that tar macadam, or tarmac.
 
2021-07-22 12:59:43 PM  
At 30 C? What are they paving their streets with, chocolate?
 
2021-07-22 1:00:09 PM  
I wait with anticipation for Boris creating some Brexit version of Infrastructure Week that goes nowhere other than acknowledging there's an issue.
/really though this is a good time for enterprising material engineers to devise a thermally stable superior road material
 
2021-07-22 1:02:51 PM  
In the US we call this "Summer".
 
2021-07-22 1:05:29 PM  
I heard they pave their roads with sheepdip in certain parts of GB.
 
2021-07-22 1:05:50 PM  

phildurt: At 30 C? What are they paving their streets with, chocolate?


As the really waxy Chocolate melts at about 90, maybe they should have used that. Around 85-86 the good stuff starts to get too hard to work with. My goal temp for dipping was 88-89.
 
2021-07-22 1:06:40 PM  

brantgoose: 25 C is about what it is in my apartment without the AC running. Good thing I don't have tar on my floors.

Well, not much any way.


22C/77F is the temp i keep my apartment WITH the air on, for 6-7 months of the year. i do open all the windows any night the humidity is below 75% and temp at or below 76.

because it's 35C/95F outside all day, every day in the wet season.
 
2021-07-22 1:09:41 PM  
If I had known chocolate was covered, I would have suggested left over soggy french fries drenched in vinegar.
 
2021-07-22 1:12:36 PM  
Fak this thread is making me hungry.
 
2021-07-22 1:14:37 PM  
What does the thermometer show? 15º?

The UK is ridiculous when it coms to dealing with any weather that isn't light rain, which they have all the time
 
2021-07-22 1:15:46 PM  

arrogantbastich: If I had known chocolate was covered, I would have suggested left over soggy french fries chips drenched in vinegar.

FTFY.
 
2021-07-22 1:17:12 PM  
I just think that Lytton, Canada would be a little judgmental about this issue. If it wasn't a smouldering ruin and could be *anything*.
 
2021-07-22 1:24:01 PM  
I'm surprised the trains aren't being held up because of the heat warping the rails. heck, we wouldn't notice anyway, some train rides are worse than being on a roller coaster.

/Brit
//I hate hot weather, it's crippling me..no we don't have AC.
///could really do with something a bit on the stormy side right now.
////slashies!!!
 
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