40 Celsius in the UK next week...what will happen?

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17 Jul 2022, 7:49 am

Most likely not with a short heat wave.
That happens with long running droughts.When we had one years ago one of rural wells that supplies part of the county got low.The National Guard came and brought water Buffalo trucks so the local school would have enough water to stay open.


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17 Jul 2022, 4:13 pm

A word of warning:

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17 Jul 2022, 4:24 pm

IsabellaLinton wrote:
A word of warning:

I'm not a biological woman.
I don't present as a woman.
I haven't played a woman on TV or social media.
But ...
Even I can understand, deduce, realize, that is not a wise thing to do.
First off, there is the potential for thermal damage.
Then there is the thing about introducing microbes and sugars other elements which don't belong there.

Even Unilad saw fit to relay the caution in 2019, with a doctor gal issuing similar cautions,
https://www.unilad.com/life/doctor-urge ... -cool-down


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18 Jul 2022, 12:06 am

^Um, I would have never even thought of doing that. That's disgusting.

However I have put ice cubes down my back before. That really helps cool you off.


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18 Jul 2022, 6:37 pm

goldfish21 wrote:
Prediction:

Most will survive just fine, a bunch will get heatstroke and feel unwell, and possibly a few thousand elderly people will perish. Several hundred at least, but it could be a few thousand. I'm basing this on the fact that the UK is a very small area with quite a high population of people living in small homes with no cooling technologies. We had several hundred die from the heat in BC alone last year.. so a few thousand deaths of seniors from an extreme heatwave in the UK seems quite plausible. I will be pleasantly surprised if fewer than 1,000 elderly people die from this.
I'm suddenly wondering why people are not freaking out about global warming like they were when Covid started getting bad :scratch: Global warming seems like a much more serious threat to me :help:


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18 Jul 2022, 7:38 pm

So, July 18 2022, the first day of the 'heatwave'.

Verdict: a hot summer's day, a few degrees higher than I'd have liked, but not a huge deal. You get a few days like this every time we have a hot summer over here, which as I remarked earlier, is once or twice a decade. Needless to say, it's being played for all it's worth in certain quarters as evidence of the 'climate emergency'. For God's Sake!


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18 Jul 2022, 9:30 pm

DeepHour wrote:
So, July 18 2022, the first day of the 'heatwave'.

Verdict: a hot summer's day, a few degrees higher than I'd have liked, but not a huge deal. You get a few days like this every time we have a hot summer over here, which as I remarked earlier, is once or twice a decade. Needless to say, it's being played for all it's worth in certain quarters as evidence of the 'climate emergency'. For God's Sake!


That's what I figured.