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to hate this weather

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maisiegreen Mon 19-Jun-17 19:11:08

I'm sitting here, sweating. Not even doing anything, just melting like an ice lolly. I haven't got the energy to do anything. Roll on the end of the week and sensible weather.

Chewbacca Mon 19-Jun-17 19:18:23

I'm with you 100% masie, this weather is dreadful for me too. I've worked in a boiling hot office all day, with full sunlight all levels afternoon and I felt quite nauseous this afternoon. No energy to do anything, can't be bothered getting anything to eat, just want to flop and sleep. Will have to rouse some energy shortly, the garden is wilting and desperately needs watering. No sign of rain this week in the NW either. harrumph

Lillie Mon 19-Jun-17 19:21:53

Especially when I'm squashed on the tube with hundreds of other sweaty bodies.

WilmaKnickersfit Mon 19-Jun-17 19:23:29

Me too. I'm a sweaty Betty at the best of times, but I find this heat unbearable. Unfortunately I couldn't live further from the coast where there might be a hint of a breeze...

WilmaKnickersfit Mon 19-Jun-17 19:24:13

Oh Lillie flowers

stillaliveandkicking Mon 19-Jun-17 19:27:01

Another one that thinks this is awful. Now if I was by a beach somewhere with a cocktail in my hand it would be another matter entirely.

MissAdventure Mon 19-Jun-17 19:30:30

I can't stand it either. Its like being in an oven; can't sleep, can't get anything done. I have spent all day indoors with a fan going.

Swanny Mon 19-Jun-17 19:30:54

Yes YABU grin We must value these days and remember them throughout the year when we are freezing cold and wet, trying to mop up after floods and need helicopters to drop supplies because we are snowed in and the electrics are down due to the weight of snow on the cancer-causing pylon cables and the wind has felled the trees so the snow-ploughs can't get through so the engineers can't repair them and ... and .... sad No joke I know, but without our extremes of weather what would we have to talk about other than the pitiful service from our local councils in return for astronomical community charges - that's if we still have internet connections of course grin

Keep calm and carry on? Bah humbug! This is the 21st century AD and nature still wins, thank goodness wine Cheers!

Alima Mon 19-Jun-17 19:57:14

No you are not being unreasonable Maisie, I too am longing for cooler weather especially overnight. I am quite happy with a temperature of 22-25 degrees, what's wrong with that coupled with a cloudless sky, anything over that and I cannot be bothered to function. Lillie, really feel for you having to travel on the tube in this. So looking forward to Thursday when it is supposed to cool down. Also heard on the local news that South West trains are going to be up the creek, the lines are buckling!

ginny Mon 19-Jun-17 20:15:53

Love this weather and making the most of it. It won't last long and then many will be back moaning about the cold and damp.

GrandmaMoira Mon 19-Jun-17 20:22:26

I don't cope with this extreme heat. It would be OK by the sea or country but not in London, especially public transport - I was on train and bus today. One bonus of retirement is not suffering commuting in the heat and no 8 hours a day in a boiling office.

Luckygirl Mon 19-Jun-17 20:26:24

It has been a challenge today caring for my 4 year old DGD. She had hardly slept the night before as it is very hot in their house; and she was not a ray of sunshine - even the paddling pool failed to measure up. But eventually she dropped off to sleep (don't tell Mum!!!) and woke up a bit sunnier. But today has been very hard work indeed for me - so hot and not possible to hide away in a shady corner.

We have had a young workman here all day clearing gutters and sanding the decking rails - he nearly melted!

valeriej43 Mon 19-Jun-17 20:26:35

I love this weather, but im on the coast so slightly cooler
I think we have to make the most of it
My son lives in Spain and says its unbearable though ,its in the high 40s, this coming from a sum worshipper, praying for raingrin

MissAdventure Mon 19-Jun-17 21:51:27

I wont complain when its cold. Even when there is snow.. I just hate this weather!

gillybob Mon 19-Jun-17 22:02:26

I live very close to the sea and the was a lovely breeze this evening when I took the children for a walk (well they scooted, I walked) . Mind you this weekend has been unusually still with little or no breeze which is almost unknown for the North Sea coast.

So warm in the bedrooms that I have had to give up my precious Dyson fan to the children for their room.

Apparently it is going to be a lot cooler tomorrow.

Iam64 Mon 19-Jun-17 22:03:17

The only weather that I can't stop myself moaning about is rain, rain, rain, more rain, grey skies and more rain, especially cold, wind blasted rain.
Anything else, I welcome. This heat is intense, I tried to sit in the shade and read, failed. Tried to do a but of weeding in the shade, failed. Lay on my be with a book, fell asleep - result.
it is tough for toddlers though. And for those with health problems made worse by intense heat. We just aren't kitted out for extremes are we?

rosesarered Mon 19-Jun-17 22:12:34

35 in the shade here today!
Too much, trying to stay cool and forgetting about housework, all I have done today is put a wash on, hung it out to dry, made the bed , made some ( scrappy) dinner this evening and drunk two glasses of iced champagne, a gallon of iced water and lemonade.Had two cool showers.

Charleygirl Mon 19-Jun-17 22:14:55

I am moaning about this heat at 32C in my part of London but I will be complaining about the cold in a few months time. I cannot do anything in this weather. I think that it may have dropped to 27C to allow me to sleep tonight. There is no pleasing me. My neighbours had their heating on a few days ago when I was sitting outside sunbathing.

MawBroon Mon 19-Jun-17 22:15:01

I couldn't say I hate it - think of those years when we were still waiting for summer and it finally arrived in mid-September? When every single fête, barbecue, school sports, agricultural show was a wash out? You could never count on the sun to shine.
However our problem in the UK is that you rarely get long enough of extreme heat (or cold) to acclimatise so just as we start to cope with it, it changes back and so on.
But that said, is it just me or is tonight hotter than ever?
I am dripping (TMI) and can barely drag myself upstairs!

Iam64 Mon 19-Jun-17 22:18:24

It's extremely hot even here in the frozen north. The big dog took herself off to the coolest place in he house at 7pm and hasn't moved since.

Nelliemoser Mon 19-Jun-17 22:32:26

It is too much for me. We did get a light cloud cover today which helped a bit.

merlotgran Mon 19-Jun-17 22:40:22

I thought a temperate climate meant no extremes?

Today has been extremely hot (34C in our large, dry garden)

I am the only fit member of the 'team' at the moment which means an extremely early start - 5.30am to keep the whole shebang alive with extreme watering.

The dogs are extremely fed up.

DH is extremely grumpy.

I'm spending an extremely long time in the middle of the day slumped in any cool spot I can find until it's time to go back out there when things cool down a bit.

I'm extremely knackered so I'm keeping going with copious amounts of gin and tonic.

Extreme measures grin

WilmaKnickersfit Mon 19-Jun-17 22:40:34

Luckygirl who nearly melted?! Did you offer him a Diet Coke? grin

It's hotter here tonight than last night. Thermostat shows 27.5 degrees. Told my DH not to be freaked out if he sees a large naked lady during the night! shockgrin

Tizliz Mon 19-Jun-17 23:05:13

What hot weather ? Didn't get over 16 deg here in the very far north. I was wearing a fleece in the office and thick socks.

MissAdventure Mon 19-Jun-17 23:11:46

Just the word "fleece" has made me sweat! Have the fan going, which dries my mouth out in the night, laying on top of the bed: its awful!