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Why Is Still So Hot Over Here *rant*

Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:07 pm

So it appears it is still a f...ing 35°C over here in TUN with the sun shining ever so brightly.
Hello ? We're in October! Rhaaaaaaaaaaa !
How is the temperature/weather over where you are ?

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Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:20 pm

16C in Manchester, apparently.

Cold in the office though... the central heating pumps dont seem to be on for the upstairs offices.

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Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:42 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
So it appears it is still a f...ing 35°C over here in TUN with the sun shining ever so brightly.

That's Africa for you !

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
How is the temperature/weather over where you are ?

12°C this morning, and 20°C at noon.

Cheers,

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Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:46 pm

In the office apporx 30C, direct sunshine and no a/c.
Outside 20C and that's at ZRH-Airport.
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Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:46 pm

Gloomy as the whole summer was, with stuffy kind of atmosphere and 23°C temperatures here in TLS.

 Sad I was in RUN until last week, 30°C, beautiful skies, coconut trees and the Indian ocean all for myself...
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Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:58 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
Why Is Still So Hot Over Here *rant*

Because you live in the desert you Irish Hillbilly!  Wink
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Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:07 pm

It's unseasonably warm here in central Iowa for this time of year, had to turn the air conditioning back on yesterday. We're expected to see temps around 90 deg. F today and tomorrow (around 32 deg. C)

It's a good thing to have hot days and cool nights this time of year because it dries grain in the field without having to harvest it wet and use propane. I expect we'll see those temps decline next week or the week after as we head into winter.

It's nice to have that as it allows me to get a lot of outdoor type stuff done before winter like mowing the lawn for the last time, putting the mower away for the season, getting the snow blower ready for winter, winterizing the vehicles and doing needed maintenance before it gets too cold to lay in the driveway.
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Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:14 pm

The weather in Eastern Canada has been very agreeable for the first week of October. In fact, in Ottawa we're running about 10ºC above the average for this time of year. Today's forecast is calling for 26ºC under sunny skies, though apparently tomorrow it comes to a crashing end with rain and temperatures falling in the afternoon to 10ºC (50ºF). But we'll see about that. News last night was calling for 20s through the weekend before things return to normal next week.

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/on-118_metric_e.html

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Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:16 pm

Well right now we have snow in the hills, the snow starts about 1000feet AAE of YLW. It has not been overly cold but I guess enough for some snow. In the morning it hovers around -1 to about 2 but by afternoon we see temperatures of up to 10 degrees. (Centigrade) I cant wait till winter hits!!
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Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:18 pm

Very pleasant for the first week in October: misty a.m., sunny periods, light breeze, around 17C/63F  Smile
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Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:52 pm

Finally cooling down. We've gone from 95F to 65F in the space of three days. After a hellish summer, the 65F is so good. It's a beautiful day today.
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Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:12 pm



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Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:35 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
35°C over here

here in ZRH it is between 13 and 19 degreees, quite sunny at present, and rather 20 in sunny places
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in Tunis, when I got round in October it usually was between 22 and 30 degrees, so that it is not so special --- this is no longer Dublin !  Big grin
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Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
35°C over here in TUN with the sun shining

Over here in ZRH it is between 13 and 23 degrees, and has been above that in sunny places. I have been in Tunis in October in the past several times and it usually was between 25 and 32 degrees so that 35 is not so special after all. You no longer are in "coolish" Dublin !  Big grin  Wink
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Quoting FlySwiss (Reply 3):
apporx 30C, direct sunshine and no a/c.
Outside 20C and that's at ZRH-Airport.

I know that building, worked there between 1973 and 1989. Amazing that it still ,after 17 years, the same mess. BUT, I still remember that "official sources" always emphasized it being a "Provisorium". In French "c'est le provisoire qui dure" !  Big grin  Big grin
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Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:40 pm

Miami, FL, USA 92 Degrees F
Very hot and humid.
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Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:40 pm

Now it's 12 or 13 degrees Celsius in the morning and 21C at most at noon. I don't think we reached the 25C mark this year. Nice, very nice.
 
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Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:32 pm

Starting to cool down in Santa Barbara. High 60'sF. Inland is still in the 80'sF.
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Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:49 pm

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RE: Why Is Still So Hot Over Here *rant*

Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:25 pm

Perfect.

Lows in the mid 70s and Highs in the mid 80s here in Hawai'i.

Fahrenheit of course.

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Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:34 pm

Anyone up early this morning in the Midlands would have been freezing, wasn't more than a few degrees above zero when I left home at 07:30, turned out to be a great day though Big grin
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Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:41 pm

I will take 80's across the Eastern seaboard all winter if you would father winter. I live in Long Beach, New York and a touch of CLT and well, I can handle it as long as it is going.
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Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:17 pm

26º C in Guatemala City at the moment...
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Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:23 pm

Quoting Aloha73G (Reply 17):
Fahrenheit of course.

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There will be a time when the Sahara becomes the fruit-basket of the earth, hell freezes over and the USA get out of medieval measurements !

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Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:24 pm

UGHHHHHH


It's ranging from 12C to 4C depending on time of day here in SLC. Supposed to snow tomorrow.

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Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:30 pm

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 22):
It's ranging from 12C to 4C depending on time of day here in SLC. Supposed to snow tomorrow.

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Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:16 pm

35ºC in always sunny Singapore  Sad
 
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Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:33 am

supposed to get up to around 91F here tomorrow in nashville...ive had quite enough of the (unseasonably) warm weather. where the hell is fall~
 
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Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:43 am

Calgary, as I recall today, was cloudy and cool-ish. It was about 10-12C when I went to take the dog out for a walk at around 12:00. It is now about 3 or 4 and it is, yes, snowing ever-so-lightly.

Would've figured that it would've held off until at LEAST October 25...oh well, I guess you can't wish for everything...

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Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:19 am

Hot???

Whats that???

Only times i been able to wear shorts and t-shirt this summer in the UK is when i went to AUH and BGI.

Its 9º here in MAN,
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Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:36 am

40+°C here at Doha yesterday and the day before and the day before..... not expecting anything else today. Big grin
 
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Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:40 am

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 21):
There will be a time when the Sahara becomes the fruit-basket of the earth, hell freezes over and the USA get out of medieval measurements !

One can hope.

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Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:51 am

The weather here in Monaco.
Wish temperatures would stay like this, I would not need any heat in my place during winter.

Current conditions as of 8:30 am CEST

Partly Cloudy




Feels Like:

16°

Barometer:

--


Humidity:

82%

Visibility:


9.99 km


Dewpoint:

13°


Wind:


NNW 16 kph


Sunrise:

7:33 am

Sunset:


7:03 pm





16°



High: 22° Low: 16°

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Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:58 pm

Brisbane 19 - 31 C

Brisbane, 07:30 EST
Temperature: 21.6°C
Humidity: 67%

Summer arrived early.
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Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:35 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
How is the temperature/weather over where you are ?

You should know what the weather is like here,but for people who don't it is cold, windy and wet, so its normal Irish weather.
 
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Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:00 pm

58F/14C with 70% chance of rain at 4pm at PDX. Quite nice for an autumn Saturday. Last night it was so cold, I could see my breath while out back grilling a steak on the Weber.
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Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:04 pm

It was 85F (pushing 30C) here today. That's definitely unusual for the first week of October in Ohio.
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Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:37 pm

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 34):
was 85F (pushing 30C) here today. That's definitely unusual for the first week of October in Ohio.

Yesterday it was in the mid nineties here in central Iowa (I was in southern Iowa and sunburnt myself all to hell) and it's likely to be the same today. It's odd for this time of year but every day like that at harvest time is money the farmer don't have to spend on propane.
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Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:51 pm

Quoting 707CMF (Reply 2):
Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
So it appears it is still a f...ing 35°C over here in TUN with the sun shining ever so brightly.


That's Africa for you !

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Oh, dearrrr modern Min. It’s freezing cold in here, Min.

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Well, sit nearer to Africa, it’s warmer there you know.

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Oh yes! Nothing like an Africa to keep you nice and warm, Mm.

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Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:03 pm

I'm in London for the weekend, and right now it's 61*F (16*C). Back in Boston it's 53*F (11*C), but thursday and friday of this week it was in the 80s (27*C)...


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Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:45 pm

Reporting from southwest Ohio: it's +31C right now and it's supposed to top out at +34 today. Unseasonably warm temperatures. Looking at the next week's forcast, it will get back down to seasonable temperatures on Tuesday (+19C).
 
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Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:30 pm

Well, that's a change. Last week in the mid-to-upper 20s not a crisp 9º and rain. They're calling for lows of +3º by Fri and Sat. Brrrrrrrr.

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Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:24 am

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 21):
There will be a time when the Sahara becomes the fruit-basket of the earth, hell freezes over and the USA get out of medieval measurements !

We just have higher intellects and don't need everything divisible by ten, I guess...  Silly

If you Eurotypes want to pay the billions of dollars it'd cost to convert - last estimate I saw was half a billion bucks just for the road signs on the Interstate system - then fine. Until then, why bother? Just 'cause the rest of the world does? (Well, not entirely, the Brits still use miles on the roads and will give up the pint glass when Hell freezes over...)  Silly Other than reducing the number of electrons used by snarky non-Americans on Internet boards making "silly Americans..." remarks, what do we get out of it?
 
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Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:26 am

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 40):
the Brits still use miles on the roads and will give up the pint glass when Hell freezes over...)

the Brits use kilometers and liters in most points. Old measurements in fact also survive on the continent. Bakeries in Switzerland sell "Pfuenderli" which is the decimalized pound (0,5kg), and something is "meilenweit .... " (miles away) and many other expressions and even oldtime measurements are in popular use, just as in Britain.
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the costs you mentioned for a decimalisation of the USA would be less than 3 weeks of US occupation of Iraq, so what
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Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:40 pm

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 41):
the Brits use kilometers and liters in most points.

I was in the UK in September - south of England and a good chunk of Scotland - and did not see a single road sign in kilometers. Not one.

Packaged goods were all in liters, true, as was petrol. Beer and cider (mmmmm, Strongbow) were sold in pints, as God intended it to be.

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 41):
the costs you mentioned for a decimalisation of the USA would be less than 3 weeks of US occupation of Iraq, so what

Well, that was just the cost of converting the road signs on the Interstate system, which is in turn just a small fraction of the total road system in the United States - there's the old Federal highway system, State highways, toll roads, county roads, city streets. It's a big country. And given that there'd have to be a transition period, on the major roads the signs would have to be changed twice. And in turn, road signs would be just a part of the total conversion.

And other than giving you an opportunity to make a holier-than-thou snarky remark, the fact that the US government is spending stupidly large amounts of money on the Iraq occupation has absoultely zero to do with the cost-benefit analysis of metric conversion. If we weren't spending money on the war, we could spend it on other projects. Or we could just not spend it at all - the Federal budget is in deficit, after all.

But I wouldn't want to be the politician who went before the American people and said "well, we could reduce the deficit. Or we could spend more on health care for the poor, or research into alternative energy, or aid to the less-developed parts of the world. But I think the best use of our cash is to completely convert to the metric system, so Europeans quit making fun of us."

Bottom line: other than making life easier for tourists, there is ZERO benefit to the United States for a mass conversion to the metric system. We have made selective conversions and added dual markings to consumer goods where the benefits outweighed the cost, and will continue to do so. But there's just no compelling reason to convert just for the sake of converting.
 
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Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:17 pm

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 42):
a single road sign in kilometers. Not one.

the road-signs will STAY in miles, as far as I heard. But the calculation of the distances will be done in kilometers. I am not sure with the speed limits, but last I heard is that the speed limits were converted into kilometers.
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Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 42):
Packaged goods were all in liters, true, as was petrol. Beer and cider (mmmmm, Strongbow) were sold in pints

again, many old measurements for traditional goods have survived 200 years of decimalisation in Continental Europe. And "quarter-liter" glasses of wine were unusual in Switzerland a few years ago, but THE thing in Southern Germany, and now become quite common in Switzerland. Decimalisation does NOT mean a totalitarian practice, but simply THE general system. Most wine-bottles in Europe in fact are 0,7 or 0,75 liters with the one-litre bottle being the exception .
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Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 42):
Well, that was just the cost of converting the road signs on the Interstate system, which is in turn just a small fraction of the total road system in the United States - there's the old Federal highway system, State highways, toll roads, county roads, city streets. It's a big country. And given that there'd have to be a transition period, on the major roads the signs would have to be changed twice. And in turn, road signs would be just a part of the total conversion.

When Edward Heath started the decimalisation process in the U.K. in the late 1960ies, some 40 years ago !, the whole Commonwealth started to follow, and Britain even had to change the currency from the old 1 pound = 20 shilling, 1 shilling = 12 pennies into 1 Pound = 100 pence. And for many years, the 1 Shilling pieces had a value of 5 pence, the 2 Shilling pieces of 10 pence and the SIXpence piece had a value of 2,5 pence .
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Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:24 pm

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 43):
But the calculation of the distances will be done in kilometers. I am not sure with the speed limits, but last I heard is that the speed limits were converted into kilometers.

Not sure what you mean by "calculation of the distances" - the signs on the motorways that show distance to towns, services, etc. are all in miles. Speed limit signs in the UK are in MPH.

A look on the DFT's road sign guidelines showed that weights are in tonnes and maximum width, height, and length can be posted in both systems, other than that everything's in miles, yards, and feet. (Curiously, some of the guidelines on spacing of signs and road markings are in meters, though.)

It didn't mention any provision to show both systems for the convenience of visitors. We have those in a few places here in the US as a courtesy, I've seen them around Miami and in California.

A search on the word "metric" on the DFT website shows regulations for posting of maximum width and height signs in both systems, other than all that came back were studies on conversion costs. At this time, as far as I know, there is no plan for conversion.
 
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Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:35 am

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 44):
Speed limit signs in the UK are in MPH.

here an extract out of the British Highway Code :
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Law CUR regs 98 & 107]




Built-up areas *


Single carriage-ways


Dual carriage-ways


Motorways

Type of vehicle


mph (km/h)


mph (km/h)


mph (km/h)


mph (km/h)

Cars & motorcycles
(including car-derived vans up to 2 tonnes maximum laden weight)


30 (48)


60 (96)


70 (112)


70 (112)

Cars towing caravans or trailers
(including car-derived vans and motorcycles)


30 (48)


50 (80)


60 (96)


60 (96)

Buses, coaches and minibuses
(not exceeding 12 metres in overall length)


30 (48)


50 (80)


60 (96)


70 (112)

Goods vehicles
(not exceeding 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight)


30 (48)


50 (80)


60 (96)


70 (112) **

Goods vehicles
(exceeding 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight)


30 (48)


40 (64)


50 (80)


60 (96)

* The 30 mph limit usually applies to all traffic on all roads with street lighting unless signs show otherwise.

** 60 mph (96 km/h) if articulated or towing a trailer.
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The MAIN indications still are in miles but the speed is now also given in kilometers. In the Code around in London in 1972, no kilometers were indicated. In 1972, the weather-broadcasts of the BBC had it all in Fahrenheit, but now it is mainly Centigrade.
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Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 44):
word "metric"

have a look into the WEBsite of the Royal Mail
http://sg.royalmail.com/portal/rm/Pr...er?catId=23500532&gear=pricingcalc
and you will find grams and kilos, no longer anything about LBS. In 1972 the Royal Mail had NO knowledge about kilos
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if you look into the London map of a relevant British source
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.sr...rchp=newsearch.srf&mapp=newmap.srf
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you find, for comparison purposes, a KILOMETER, and NOT a mile
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Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 44):
on the DFT website shows regulations for p

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look into the CAA WEBsite, for example here, and check the MTOW !
http://www.caa.co.uk/application.asp...wner=British%20Airways&dataindex=0
and you will see KG and no longer LBS
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and here
www.companycardriver.co.uk/petrol_prices/
you can see that the LITRES come first. No litres were indicated anywhere in 1972 .
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AND, it is important to say that London already in the 1960ies was a TOP tourist destination,
so that this has nothing to do with tourism. Edward Heath in an interview in autumn 1972 said that he thought that the change-over of Britain to metrics would take half a century in reality, but that HE had started the process
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RE: Why Is Still So Hot Over Here *rant*

Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:56 pm

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 44):
the signs on the motorways that show distance to towns, services, etc. are all in miles. Speed limit signs in the UK are in MPH.

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the speed limits in the British Highway Code now looks like this
Cars & motorcycles
(including car-derived vans up to 2 tonnes maximum laden weight)
30 (48)
60 (96)
70 (112)
Cars towing caravans or trailers
(including car-derived vans and motorcycles)
30 (48)
50 (80)
60 (96)
60 (96)
Buses, coaches and minibuses
(not exceeding 12 metres in overall length)
30 (48)
50 (80)
60 (96)
70 (112)
Goods vehicles
(not exceeding 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight)
30 (48)
50 (80)
60 (96)
70 (112) **
Goods vehicles
(exceeding 7.5 tonnes maximum laden weight)
30 (48)
40 (64)
50 (80)
60 (96)
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** 60 mph (96 km/h) if articulated or towing a trailer.
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the speeds are given in miles AND kilometers while they in 1972 only were in miles
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Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 44):
on the DFT's road sign guidelines showed that weights are in tonnes and maximum width, height, and length can be posted in both systems,

if you look here
www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid...wner=British%20Airways&dataindex=0
in the CAA Civil Aircraft Register, then you will realize that the MTOW is ONLY in KILOS
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Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 44):
or posting of maximum width and height signs

and if you look up in the WEBsite of the Royal Mail then it only is in grams and kilos as here
http://sg.royalmail.com/portal/rm/Pr...er?catId=23500532&gear=pricingcalc
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the weather ? just look up under
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/
where it is in centigrades --- BBC had it with Fahrenheit back in 1972
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and when you look here
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.sr...rchp=newsearch.srf&mapp=newmap.srf
you have 1000 METERS
 
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RE: Why Is Still So Hot Over Here *rant*

Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:59 pm

Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 42):
Well, that was just the cost of converting the road signs on the Interstate system

I wonder though, not to steer the thread more off-track, but why do the signs need to be REPLACED immediately. Couldn't small metal placards be placed on the current signs covering over Imperial distances with metric distances or use a plastic with a high adhesive back to cover up the distance. Same with speed limit signs. I think that would take off the immediate pressure to replace signs so that they could replaced over a 5-10 year period. If you drive around in Canada, many signs have metric distances but the signs were never moved from their imperial distance. So you'll often see signs stating the next exit in 800 m (1/2 mile) or 1.5 km (roughly 1 mi).

More than mileage or inches, I find the biggest confusion when people in most countries speak to Americans comes from temperature. Americans, in general, have little knowledge of Celsius and everyone else can't understand Fahrenheit. That's one conversion that wouldn't cost much. And, being an American who moved to Canada, after a very short time you're surprised at how quickly you adjust. I rarely think of temperatures in Fahrenheit or need to convert between the two. In fact, I'll often convert to Celsius when in the States now.

I think there can be an intelligent and cost-effective way of metrication in the US.

LH423
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RE: Why Is Still So Hot Over Here *rant*

Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:25 pm

Autumn still not kicking in here in Hermosillo, Mexico (HMO), it was 42°C yesterday (108°F) although it gets quite cool at nights (around 25°C)...

[Edited 2007-10-12 11:30:13]
Arriba Sonora!!!
 
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RE: Why Is Still So Hot Over Here *rant*

Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:50 pm

Quoting LH423 (Reply 46):
REPLACED immediately.

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you see, I still remember an interview given by Edward Heath in autumn 1972, in which he said that the full change of the United Kingdom into metrics would be a matter of half a century, but that he HAD started it. Such changes have not to be done immediately, but step by step, and have NOT to be "totalitarian" . But if you look at aircraft fuel you can see that practically everybody outside the USA has changed into liters. The MTOW of most CAAs nowadays are per kilos. All such changes can be done gradually and sensibly.

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