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June 2018.... Hot Stuff...July August too.....

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June 2018.... Hot Stuff...July August too.....

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Looks like we got our Sun Parasols just in time !!!

I've also made some reflective panels for the windows.

 

Not too dark indoors, as when one side of the property is in full Sun, the other is in Full Shade, no panels required at that time......

 

We've also discovered re-usable "Camping Ice Cubes" that don't dissolve, and work great in drinks.

 

Along with our new water filtration jugs, we will have plenty of ice cold water too.

(It was almost as cheap to buy new jugs with 3x60 day filters, as it was to just buy the filters)

 

Lots of 16" fans dotted around, which we prefer to the Aircon, which is effective, but a bit noisy when trying to sleep, but useful to provide a base level coolness.

 

We also have several, very simple basic USB fans, which we independently power from portable Powerbanks, they provide a totally silent cool breeze, for up to 3 days continuous, longer used intermittently, by the iMacs and bedside, they blow a lovely breeze across your face & upper body, to supplement the more general 16" fans.

 

And of course, they also assist outdoors cooling, though not that powerful.

 

C'mon Sun, we're ready for you..... here in Derbyshire

 

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Not too much rain predicted....... lawn sprinklers armed & ready !!!

The bird baths need constant topping up each day, especially as some birds actually use them as baths, to cool themselves down.

 

It's great to watch them shaking it all about !!!!

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Re: June 2018.... Hot Stuff...July August too.....

This older thread may be of interest, and worth a re-visit.

 

Too HOT to Sleep ?

https://community.plus.net/t5/General-Chat/Too-HOT-to-Sleep/m-p/1117302#M157057

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Re: June 2018.... Hot Stuff...July August too.....

Friday, a beautiful day, blue sky & 24ºC

 

We are having a picnic lunch, under the parasols, surrounded by trees in the walled garden.

 

 

Go on, get out there and enjoy this gorgeous weather, before it gets too hot next week

 

30ºC predicted...

 

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Re: June 2018.... Hot Stuff...July August too.....

You mean it looks like we are in for a normal summer.

I wish we could get some rain at night to go with it though.

I've long since ditched my sprinklers as I could no longer afford the associated water costs.

Grass just has to yellow a bit and border plants are chosen to survive dry conditions.

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@billnotben wrote:

 

I've long since ditched my sprinklers as I could no longer afford the associated water costs.

Grass just has to yellow a bit and border plants are chosen to survive dry conditions.


 

After today, a very hot sunny day, I was going to sprinkle the lawns (with water !), but before I did I checked the soil moisture content, with a meter, and it was very moist.

 

I have let the grass grow long, it is a verdant green, and looks like it helps keep the moisture in.

 

I last sprinkled 3 days ago......

 

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We can see this from an upstairs window, it's only 10 miles away....

 

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Hottest day of the year today sparks WILDFIRES

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5882041/UK-weather-Britain-hotter-Brazil-week-temperatures-s...

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Plenty more pictures in the local rag.

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Thanks, impressive photo's

I do subscribe to the MEN, just not got around to visiting their website yet.

 

I will pay a visit.

 

Sadly, Fires on Saddleworth Moor are all too frequent.

 

Here it's been 29ºC most of the day, at 19:30 it's still 27.5ºC

 

We did have a lovely BBQ earlier though.....

 

The Sun parasols are a great investment

 

And the lawns soils are still moist !!

 

Did some Tesco food shopping at 6am..... it was lovely and cool outside at that time.

 

(And empty inside)

 

I recently purchased a few fleece dog blankets to drape across the drivers seats whilst out of the cars, it works a treat in keeping the heat off the seat.

 

 

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It's even hotter today !!!

 

36ºC in direct sun

30ºC under the parasols

Still too hot, so we took some of the 16" fans outside, they worked a treat....

 

It was so hot, we cooked Eggs & Bacon on the bonnet of a guests Bentley...

 

 

 

 

No we didn't..

We actually used a baking tray on top of a wooden picnic table,

 

A touch of oil.

Tasted even yummier for being outside.

 

It's just too hot to BBQ, though we have BBQ'd under the covered outhouse before.

 

How's your day ?

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@Infinity wrote:

We can see this from an upstairs window, it's only 10 miles away....

 

Saddleworth fire 250618 b.jpg

Hottest day of the year today sparks WILDFIRES

 

 

 

 

 

Day three..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5886757/Saddleworth-Moor-ablaze-three-days-wildfires.html

 

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As one local wag puts it...... it's how we make Lancashire Hotpot

 

More pix..

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/saddleworth-moor-fire-extraordinary-drone-12794203

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Apocalyptic images from Saddleworth Moor.

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From this MEN story

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I was thinking more along the lines of ............ Ghostbusters.

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Latest MEN tweet is can you smell it where you are?!

https://twitter.com/MENnewsdesk/status/1011668405416595456

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I have total respect for the Firefighters.

 

I have been wearing not much outside in the heat, cooled by electric fans, and yet these brave chaps (and chapesses) are working under terrible conditions wearing all their protective clothing.

They also had to walk 2 miles to the fire location.

 

The temperature close to the fire is 75ºC... yes that's right  75ºC

 

The local news are showing drone footage of the devastation, and including interviews with local farmers who are helping contain the spread, through the night.

 

3am is when they finished one area.

 

The trouble with peat fires is that they spread below the surface.

 

 

There is also a secondary area at Rivington Pike, which just happens to be where one presenter spent the day a couple of days ago.

This is near the Winter Hill TV Transmitter.

 

Helicopters have been dropping water onto the fires.

 

We can still see the smoke during the day, plus flames in the distance at night.

 

Tintwistle is mentioned, we can drive there in a matter of minutes, and often pass through on our way to Sheffield. !

 

It's all not far from the Ladybower Reservoir as the crow flies.

 

I'm glad to see the firefighters are being taken care of by the Red Cross, and no doubt local hostelries too.