Rob K
Saturday, July 16, 2022 8:14:35 AM
Idiots in my local FB group out in force. β€œIt was hotter in 1976!”

No it wasn’t.


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John p
Saturday, July 16, 2022 4:43:29 PM
BBC video forecast (updated an hour ago) now going for 41c on Monday.
John p
Saturday, July 16, 2022 4:44:02 PM

Originally Posted by: Rob K 

Idiots in my local FB group out in force. “It was hotter in 1976!”

No it wasn’t.

These idiots won’t take it seriously until they’re in hospital on a drip. 

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Saturday, July 16, 2022 5:01:47 PM

Originally Posted by: Rob K 

Idiots in my local FB group out in force. “It was hotter in 1976!”

No it wasn’t.

“We survived the blitz. How bad can it be?”

 


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Saturday, July 16, 2022 5:06:46 PM

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Saturday, July 16, 2022 8:48:27 PM

Expecting, after 48 hours since its publication, an update to the red warning area tomorrow. I've already posted about how ridiculous it is that Sheffield isn't yet in the red. Current Met Office forecasts have us 32, 36, 38C for the Sunday to Tuesday, nearly three degrees above our all time record, and we're amber still.


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Saturday, July 16, 2022 9:29:12 PM
Chris Fawkes on the online forecast updated this evening was very useful with tips for people. The sort of public service announcement you need but sadly many won't see.
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Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:30:05 PM

Originally Posted by: RobR 

Chris Fawkes on the online forecast updated this evening was very useful with tips for people. The sort of public service announcement you need but sadly many won't see.

But the 40dc Temp symbol gone for Tue ‘only’ 39 


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bledur
Sunday, July 17, 2022 6:21:02 PM

Originally Posted by: Rob K 

Idiots in my local FB group out in force. “It was hotter in 1976!”

No it wasn’t.

 Up till now it was so atm they are correct. Also depends where in the country you are. In 76 we were in the hottest area of the heatwave. looking at chart predictions for this area for the next 2 days we are not, possibly not even reaching the highs set in 76 at Southampton.

Rob K
Saturday, July 23, 2022 6:52:32 PM

Originally Posted by: bledur 

 

 Up till now it was so atm they are correct. Also depends where in the country you are. In 76 we were in the hottest area of the heatwave. looking at chart predictions for this area for the next 2 days we are not, possibly not even reaching the highs set in 76 at Southampton.

 

Anyone still bleating about 1976 needs to be shown the maps on this page! https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/press-office/news/weather-and-climate/2022/july-heat-review

 


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Rob K
Monday, July 25, 2022 6:34:29 PM
I heard on the radio news this evening that the Met Office are warning of a potential heatwave early next week. First I have heard of it although the long-ranger does say "there is the potential for some locally hot weather in the southeast".
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Jiries
Friday, July 29, 2022 6:41:34 AM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62323048

Feel sorry for them as we had not this problem back in August 2003 heatwave which was forecasted by beautiful Helen Willets and that day she put was celebrated and support when we reached 100F scale.

This time the opposite and no cheer for 40C which is a milestone.   July had been extremely horrible month for them.

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Friday, July 29, 2022 8:45:22 AM

Originally Posted by: Jiries 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62323048

Feel sorry for them as we had not this problem back in August 2003 heatwave which was forecasted by beautiful Helen Willets and that day she put was celebrated and support when we reached 100F scale.

This time the opposite and no cheer for 40C which is a milestone.   July had been extremely horrible month for them.

That is a sad reflection on today’s society. Unfortunately people can get away with spiteful and even threatening behaviour on social media. Platforms like Twitter just allow opinions to be polarised and for conspiracy theories to spread like a heatwave wildfire. There is a reason why most people who believe in a lot of these theories have a low IQ! 

I did notice that as the heatwave was building and even on the ‘big day’ itself, the BBC online reports always had a paragraph at the end implying that this extreme heat was as a result of climate change. I felt this was inappropriate because it was an unnecessary part of the story at the time and could have been seen as being provocative to the AGW brigade.  I’d have much preferred them to stick to the facts and leave the Met Office and other expert scientists to do the analysis and draw conclusions after the event.


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Brian Gaze
Friday, July 29, 2022 9:05:40 AM

Originally Posted by: GezM 

 

That is a sad reflection on today’s society. Unfortunately people can get away with spiteful and even threatening behaviour on social media. Platforms like Twitter just allow opinions to be polarised and for conspiracy theories to spread like a heatwave wildfire. There is a reason why most people who believe in a lot of these theories have a low IQ! 

I did notice that as the heatwave was building and even on the ‘big day’ itself, the BBC online reports always had a paragraph at the end implying that this extreme heat was as a result of climate change. I felt this was inappropriate because it was an unnecessary part of the story at the time and could have been seen as being provocative to the AGW brigade.  I’d have much preferred them to stick to the facts and leave the Met Office and other expert scientists to do the analysis and draw conclusions after the event.

Discussion about it here:

https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/twocommunity/default.aspx?g=posts&t=23077&p=4

 


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Roger Parsons
Saturday, July 30, 2022 3:09:33 PM

Just read this on Yahoo. Hope this is the right place to park it - if not Mods please move it.
Ted Hennessey, PA
Sat, 30 July 2022 at 3:00 pm

"Met Office forecaster Tom Morgan told the PA news agency: “The main theme over the coming days will be wet weather, in stark contrast to the rest of July.
“Many areas will be very warm and humid with plenty of cloud around, even overnight, with temperatures as high as 20C in the early hours, meaning uncomfortable evenings for sleeping are in store.
“The odd rumble of thunder may be heard in isolated areas, and it’s going to be pretty muggy and humid, typical of conditions seen in tropical countries.
“Temperatures could climb as high as 29C during the day in southern areas, but it’s going to feel uncomfortable and clammy.”

Tropical weather to hit UK with ‘muggy’ mixture of 29C heat and rain
https://uk.yahoo.com/news/tropical-weather-hit-uk-muggy-140058059.html


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Jim-55
Friday, August 12, 2022 10:52:41 AM

Originally Posted by: Rob K 

Idiots in my local FB group out in force. “It was hotter in 1976!”

No it wasn’t.

I have no idea how hot it was in 1976 but I do know it was hot for some time. Most of the summer I spent at the Royal Agricultural Show at Stoneleigh, Coventry erecting the stands and farm buildings for a company for the show, most of what I remember was the heat and thunderstorms. At the latter stages of our stay I sign wrote the stand signs and the one next to us thus spending a few days in Warwickshire hospital with severe sunburn to my back. Yes it was hot and prolonged so much so our local river (Frome) dried up, it's still flowing ok at the moment so I'm not sure this summer is as bad, yet.


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TimS
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Friday, August 12, 2022 10:55:23 AM

Originally Posted by: Jim-55 

 

I have no idea how hot it was in 1976 but I do know it was hot for some time. Most of the summer I spent at the Royal Agricultural Show at Stoneleigh, Coventry erecting the stands and farm buildings for a company for the show, most of what I remember was the heat and thunderstorms. At the latter stages of our stay I sign wrote the stand signs and the one next to us thus spending a few days in Warwickshire hospital with severe sunburn to my back. Yes it was hot and prolonged so much so our local river (Frome) dried up, it's still flowing ok at the moment so I'm not sure this summer is as bad, yet.

1976 was the culmination of a historical two year drought starting in summer 1975. Quite hard to compare the two. Our 2022 drought started this winter. 


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RobR
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Friday, August 12, 2022 2:04:03 PM

Originally Posted by: GezM 

 

That is a sad reflection on today’s society. Unfortunately people can get away with spiteful and even threatening behaviour on social media. Platforms like Twitter just allow opinions to be polarised and for conspiracy theories to spread like a heatwave wildfire. There is a reason why most people who believe in a lot of these theories have a low IQ! 

I did notice that as the heatwave was building and even on the ‘big day’ itself, the BBC online reports always had a paragraph at the end implying that this extreme heat was as a result of climate change. I felt this was inappropriate because it was an unnecessary part of the story at the time and could have been seen as being provocative to the AGW brigade.  I’d have much preferred them to stick to the facts and leave the Met Office and other expert scientists to do the analysis and draw conclusions after the event.

 

They did a piece of BBC News at 10 on climate change again yesterday which was largely similar to the stuff back when we hit 40C. I'm not some conspiracy nut by any means but I have noticed them starting to drop in stuff like that in written articles without a quote from a scientist or the Met Office which really fuels the nutters on social media and doesn't help the BBCs reputation either in the long run from those who hate paying the licence fee.


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Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:32:38 PM

Originally Posted by: picturesareme 

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