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It's getting Hotter

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And it's getting better
Growing stronger warm and wilder
Getting better everyday, better everyday...

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You forgot to mention the rain, thunder etc most of today and in to the weekend. Still, it'll save me watering the plants.Thumbs_Up

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Ever helpful. Grin Sure, I’d love to help you out. Now which way did you come in?
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A very pleasant 13C early this morning, after moisture testing, I spray hosed the Tubs & Hanging Baskets, and refreshed the main lawn.

 

10 minute later, the rains came  !!

 

Just a long shower, but most welcome.

 

And as you say, Rain forecast until Sunday evening.

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Based on Met Office, Highways and local independent weather stations located @ 11:19am..

 

HEAVY RAIN
SURFACE WATER

Over 14.5 mm rainfall in the last hour

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Wet with a slight breeze here in west Wales at the moment (surprise surprise) which is great for the garden but quite honestly, I'm not looking forward to it being over hot next week. Cool_smiley

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We have reflective material (car sunscreens) mounted on window sized boards we place internally on the sunny sided windows, very effective at blocking heat, and light.

 

They only need to be up for a few hours as the sun traverses the sky, moved around to pre-empt the direct sun rays.

 

Example

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A Government/Met Office Heatwave Health Warning has been issued 
 
Level 3 Heatwave Warning
Valid until 9am Friday
Current UV Level: Moderate (5)

 

Amber — Heatwave Action

Advice: Stay out of the sun. Keep your home as cool as possible – shading windows and shutting them during the day may help.

Open them when it is cooler at night. Keep drinking fluids.

If there's anybody you know, for example an older person living on their own, who might be at special risk, make sure they know what to do

A very warm week for much of the country with humid days and warm nights. Temperatures will be highest in the east or southeast of England.

A band of rain or thunderstorms, expected to push slowly eastwards from Thursday onwards, with fresher conditions developing behind.

The progress of the cooler conditions is likely to be slow and erratic, with the extreme southeast of the country likely to hold onto the hot conditions into Friday evening

 

 

 

All common sense really.

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Great advice, "stay out of the sun" Roll_eyes

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"Gad the sun is hot"

"Well don't touch it you fool!"

Spike Milligan RIP. 

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Got my pith helmet on at the ready.

Give us what you've got, an Englishman can take it gadzooks!

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We travel abroad quite often, and especially in the Far East, inc HK & Singapore, we prefer an open weave sun hat.

 

It keeps the sun off your head, yet allows a good through flow of cooling air, and evaporation of sweat.

 

Example:

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Also cooled bottles of water from street vendors are just what you need.

When travelling /sightseeing by car, we buy large 2l bottles of water, slightly emptied and placed on side in freezer, a good supply of cold water all day, as the ice melts.

 

Las Vegas is great, it is extremely warm, being in the desert, and as you wander around the Strip, all the Hotels & Shops are mega Air Conditioned.

 

At home, we have lots of shade from the trees that surround us.

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That all sounds jolly nice, but what about the proletariat? Wink

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I have the straw hat by the way, but the Far East?

What you need is one of these. Smiley 

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The Poor exhausted hot Birdies.

 

32C today, bird baths topped up 3 times so far.

 

A couple (of birds) sit in a bird bath, and shiver me timbers !

 

Moisture meter shows lawns are ok, but tubs need a good dowsing once the sun goes down.