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Heatwave

A heatwave is predicted next week. Remember that the problem isn't just the heat in the daytime, but the fact that it never gets cool enough overnight for the body to recuperate.
Down here we open shutters/windows etc at night to let the cool air in and close them tight during the day....




«La température la plus élevée et la plus fiable enregistrée à cette période est de 41,5 °C le 21 juin 2003 à Lézignan-Corbières dans l’Aude, explique Étienne Kapikian, prévisionniste à Météo-France sur le site Weather Underground.  Je pense que nous pourrions atteindre au moins 43 °C voire 44 °C ou 45 °C avec cette prochaine vague de chaleur.»Woot! [:-))]

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Norman wrote : Down here we open shutters/windows etc at night to let the cool air in and close them tight during the day....

Hereabouts when it is as hot as is predicted for this coming w/e then the air doesn't cool till about 5 or so in the morning .. then the sun rises and off we go again ..
Having just come back from a time in cooler Finistère I think that, if climate warming continues apace, I might need to think of moving from southern Morbihan to a location a tad more to the north.
Computing - it's another world
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Iceland is sooooo blooody boring, not a tree anywhere for a dog to lift its leg!
Too thick for a PhD!
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I was only thinking of Finistère not Iceland 😰
Computing - it's another world
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I’m a pessimist pr is that realist?😂
Too thick for a PhD!
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My son phoned today and said that the canicule was expected to be as bad as 2003. The very thought still makes me feel sick and ill.

I remember sitting in the dark, shutters shut, double glazed windows shut, as if we left them open the heat would seep in even more. The fans were on and one small light as  I swear I could feel the heat from the light bulb. Outside a nightmare and we lived next to a small river, which usually afforded a breeze, but no, nothing, just horrible horrible heat.

You can keep any hot weather, I have sun damaged skin on my face and hands, and that from someone who never 'sun bathed', just going about my everyday things and being in the car, either passenger or driver with the window down.

Loved my alpine other seasons though especially winters.

But, gimme Iceland any day and that is about the only place I really really want to visit on the entire planet.

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I  agree Idun. I remember the 2003 canicule. I think what made it worse was there hadn't been any rain for weeks.
I remember coming over to UK for a visit in the August, and the blessed drizzle!

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In 2003 we called someone in to give us an estimate for air conditioning. It seemed very expensive and at the time we had no idea how long the canicule would last. We had almost decided against it when my dearly beloved (we have four kids between us) divided it by four and pointed out that it was not that much less for them to inherit and that they'd probably waste it anyway so we went ahead.
It turned out to be some of the best money we ever spent.
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