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Postby Clio » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:57 pm

It has finally got very very HOT. 32 degrees forecast for tomorrow even up here in the hills. Roughly twice what London can expect apparently. Still some streaks of snow on the high mountains, and the sea's a bit nippy as yet. There are not nearly enough tourists and far too many THRIPS but by and large it beats being in Bognor.

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Postby Tim » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:30 pm

Just now on the Worcestershire/Herefordshire borders it's ten degrees, grey, miserable, it's rained non-stop for the last 24 hours (genuinely) and the forecast is more of the same for the rest of the month.

Counting the days to my next trip to Crete (14)!

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Postby Jean » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:47 pm

Very very HOT? Not for June! Personally I think that it has just gotten very pleasant. 30-32C is really perfect.

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Postby filippos » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:58 pm

I'm with Jean: nicely warm. Roll on the real summer.

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Postby Yin&Yang » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:44 am

:D Can't wait to join you, thrips n'all! Yep, it's wet and drippy here in Hertfordshire - can't wait to move out at the end of the year 8)
Someday is now : )

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Postby SatCure » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:17 pm

Yin&Yang wrote:can't wait to move out at the end of the year 8)

It could be unpleasantly chilly here at the end of the year. Bring your winter woolies, electric blanket and make sure your house is really well insulated. :wink:

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Postby filippos » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:47 pm

I've never been anything like as cold here as I have been in the UK: never owned an electric blanket nor lived in a particularly well insulated house: went through last winter with a summer-weight duvet.

That said, during our first winter here we began (almost) to doubt the wisdom of our move. The weather was great until almost the end of January when it began to rain - and continued to do so throughout February and into March. In six weeks we had the equivalent of a year's annual rainfall. Galoshes would have been useful. The following year there was a foot of snow on north coast beaches.

I'd support SatCure's advice with, "Be prepared."

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Postby Yin&Yang » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:39 am

Thank you and yes we're coming with eyes wide open. I didn't mean to infer that I thought it would be sizzling in the winter months, just that I'm looking forward to enjoying the warm days for longer than my usual two week visit :)

I think that the cats will also have the opportunity to get used to a new place before they then have to cope with the heat later on 8)
Someday is now : )

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Postby peebee » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:52 am

December 2010 was warm enough to swim in the sea - just.
Xmas and Boxing day lunches were eaten outside in the sun wearing shorts and t-shirts :D
Xmas 2011 it was sweat shirts and central heating :cry:

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Postby Phaedra » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:03 am

What are THRIPS?

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Postby Phaedra » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:10 am

It's OK. Just seen the explanation on the Flies thread.

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Postby bobscott » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:29 am

I don't know about 30 - 32 degrees; it's been nearer 34 degrees here in Kokkino Horio, mitigated to an extent by a NE breeze. Temperature taken in the sun has been around 45 degrees. I think that's hot for mid-June. Two or three weeks earlier than usual. Just MHO after 15 years here of course!
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Postby filippos » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:32 pm

bobscott wrote:..... it's been nearer 34 degrees here in Kokkino Horio,
As I said above, Bob, nicely warm. Whether that temperature is earlier or later than usual I neither know nor care. 38°/40°+ gets a tad uncomfortable though.

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Postby peebee » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:02 pm

Just remember to adjust the fridge setting to keep the beers cold :lol:

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Postby Kilkis » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:34 pm

bobscott wrote:...Temperature taken in the sun has been around 45 degrees...


Generally temperature taken in direct sunlight is meaningless. It is simply a measure of how the thermometer interacts with sunlight. Two different designs of thermometer will give totally different readings. That is why shade temperature is used. That is a measure of air temperature.

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