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London Heatwave

Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:38 pm

Hottest day of the year for us Brits, Heathrow reached a whooping 32.9C this afternoon. All that concrete hugging the heat.
Hope airlines are looking after their ramp workers and the like.
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Re: London Heatwave

Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:23 pm

A few gears left dangling for longer than usual after departure...
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Re: London Heatwave

Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:31 pm

Some heatwave... 37 in LAS right now with a high of 43 later this week. :shock:
 
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Re: London Heatwave

Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:44 pm

Yes but LAS is used to it London is not. It rarely goes below zero or over 30c, so when it does it makes the news.
 
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Re: London Heatwave

Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:50 pm

53 in RUH, KWI, and several domestic airports in the gulf region
 
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Re: London Heatwave

Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:45 pm

It's been warm in the UK today and very embarrassing. Temperatures briefly over 30c so the media go all la la and OTT, likewise half the population. Already hearing weather presenters saying "if it's too much to take..." it won't last. Big deal, just remember the other 364 days of the year.
 
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Re: London Heatwave

Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:11 pm

Ytraveller wrote:
Some heatwave... 37 in LAS right now with a high of 43 later this week. :shock:


Last July when I arrived at LAS it was 112F (44C).

I felt sorry for the parking - car jockeys - at the South Pointe Casino and always brought them bottles of water when I came outside.
 
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Re: London Heatwave

Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:21 pm

There's been some disruption to the rail services where I am, but the airports seem fine. The UK really doesn't cope well with "extreme" heat or cold, the cities tend to struggle to reach 25C in the summer months unlike some in continental Europe (especially Central and Southern Europe).
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Re: London Heatwave

Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:31 pm

Just remember in all those places such as LAS, JED etc, you all have effective Air Conditioning! The U.K. Does not!!
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Re: London Heatwave

Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:16 pm

I guess it's just like here in LA. Whenever we get a rain shower, the media goes nuts. "How will drivers cope with all the rain?!" For us, any rain at all is a big deal, whereas in other parts of the country or world, it's a non-issue.
 
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Re: London Heatwave

Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:06 pm

Though comparing London to Las Vegas or Saudi may make London look pathetic, it is important to realise that Las Vegas and Riyadh have Air Conditioning everywhere as a result of their consistent high temps. However, in the UK AC is not common as it is hardly ever needed. Outside of commercial premises, AC is nearly non-existent and 99% of homes don't have it.

For this reason, I understand why people in the UK find 30c difficult to cope with.
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Re: London Heatwave

Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:11 pm

What I dont get is that many meteorologists and journalists announce any heatwave of 30, 35 C as "fantastic weather" while for most of us its just as hard to bear as 10 C and drizzle. Unless you are sitting in the shade with a glass of Gin Tonic in your hand, and with a maid doing all the house work, anything above 30 C is not "fantastic".
 
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Re: London Heatwave

Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:13 pm

Cipango wrote:
For this reason, I understand why people in the UK find 30c difficult to cope with.


Honestly, 30c is still not that bad. Here in Austria, especially in the Alp region, people are not used to hot weather either. We also don't have AC anywhere, the past two summers were always hovering at 32-33 in the shade (often times higher), with direct sun exposure temps even much, much higher than that. We had temps in the 30s this past March, and this is in the middle of the mountains at altitude.

So London with the 30s will be totally fine. Life goes on, just stay hydrated.
 
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Re: London Heatwave

Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:18 pm

Cipango wrote:
Though comparing London to Las Vegas or Saudi may make London look pathetic, it is important to realise that Las Vegas and Riyadh have Air Conditioning everywhere as a result of their consistent high temps. However, in the UK AC is not common as it is hardly ever needed. Outside of commercial premises, AC is nearly non-existent and 99% of homes don't have it.

For this reason, I understand why people in the UK find 30c difficult to cope with.


Im not sure I agree with your quote of saying AC is hardly never needed; if you have ever taken public transport in London, whether it be a bus, or the tube, AC IS needed. Being in the deep Northern Line, or in rush hour on Central and Piccadilly line, in a suit going to work or uni is not necessarily fun. I was talking to a swedish colleague and even she said that in Sweden most public places,and the tube system has AC, and they are relatively much cooler.

The good thing about today's heat was that it was much drier than days with a less temperature, the humidity makes it horrid.
 
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Re: London Heatwave

Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:34 pm

tonystan wrote:
Just remember in all those places such as LAS, JED etc, you all have effective Air Conditioning! The U.K. Does not!!

Does Lucas make air conditioning systems too? :D
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Re: London Heatwave

Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:48 pm

90F! Haha

And the 3 inches of snow that shuts down ops.

And it never happens, but happens every year.

You're a world city London...get some AC and buy a snow shovel :)
 
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Re: London Heatwave

Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:11 am

Moderators: Can we get a "weathergirl / boy / person"? :roll:
 
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Re: London Heatwave

Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:21 am

Hot temperature by itself is bearable, what makes high temperature bad and dangerous is high humidity.
 
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Re: London Heatwave

Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:36 am

I suppose it´s like in Winter. Here, it rarely goes below 5C and everybody is freezing and schools are suspended. I assume for Londoners that is laughable. But...here in Summer, from June to mid September, we rarely get below 38C-39C with numerous days above 40C. I would give one arm for a Summer with daily temps of 30C
 
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Re: London Heatwave

Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:19 am

In FRA it is the same now with temperatures today up to 36 in the shade
 
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Re: London Heatwave

Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:30 am

UAEflyer wrote:
53 in RUH, KWI, and several domestic airports in the gulf region


well, it´s probably 53 in DXB and AUH aswell, only ´for the bennefit of the guest workers´ (forgive the irony) it is of course ´officially´ never higher than 49c! I have been in DXB umpteen times with 53 & 54, but officially it never exceeded 49 degrees!
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Re: London Heatwave

Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:54 am

readytotaxi wrote:
Hottest day of the year for us Brits, Heathrow reached a whooping 32.9C this afternoon. All that concrete hugging the heat.
Hope airlines are looking after their ramp workers and the like.


Wow that is like welcome news if it was here in Qatar.
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Re: London Heatwave

Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:17 am

jfklganyc wrote:
90F! Haha

And the 3 inches of snow that shuts down ops.

And it never happens, but happens every year.

You're a world city London...get some AC and buy a snow shovel :)


No it doesn't happen every year. This winter London had no real snow fall, in fact it only got below zero a few times.

Other cities in Europe get snow every winter for weeks and 30+c in the summer for weeks, London doesn't.
 
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Re: London Heatwave

Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:27 am

Image

This is how Brussels Airport deals with it, free shower for apron staff :)

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