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overthehill Mon 20-Jul-20 18:39:00

Anyone like me? So thankful summer has reverted to type this year. 2018 & 2019 for me was horrendous with temperatures soaring into the high 30s. I like sunshine but with temperatures in the 24ish. I prefer cold and wet to unbearable heat

overthehill Mon 20-Jul-20 22:47:01

Despite my hatred of boiling hot weather. For the sake of my health I sit in full sun without sun block for 10 mins front then 10 mins back to get my dose of vitamin D. This is torture and amazes me that others can do it.

MissAdventure Mon 20-Jul-20 22:50:29

grin
Last week, I think, our temperature one day was 28 degrees, and I got chatting to a man who said he had been mowing his front and back lawns!!!

Alishka Mon 20-Jul-20 23:01:02

Oh BlueBelle in you I've found my Spiritual Twin!grin I don't do the hottie for feet tho. For me it's thermal socks in bed. Sexy it ain't, but s*d that! This is me in Survival Mode, and if my feet are toasty I sleep like a baby - a warm toasty babywink

merlotgran Mon 20-Jul-20 23:09:22

MissAdventure

grin
Last week, I think, our temperature one day was 28 degrees, and I got chatting to a man who said he had been mowing his front and back lawns!!!

DH mows our three lawns sitting on his ride on mower wearing a Texas style hat, moaning like hell about the heat. grin I do the bit between the raised beds in the veg garden with my little battery mower. No pain, lots of gain!

We have had to give in to age and infirmity and get a local landscaper to mow our 1 acre field for us. The only problem is he doesn't always turn up when arranged and the docks are seeding. grin sad

AllotmentLil Mon 20-Jul-20 23:25:05

Thank you MissAdventure have just ordered three - one each for DD, DGD and me!

Teacheranne Tue 21-Jul-20 00:11:22

It was so cold here this afternoon ( S Manchester) that my heating came on, it's set at 18 degrees so must have been lower than that indoors. I did knock it off though and I actually spotted something yellow in the sky by early evening!

I hate it when the news reports go on about the heat wave and want to shout at the TV - we don't all live in the SE!

Eloethan Tue 21-Jul-20 00:41:18

If it gets really hot, like many people, I struggle a bit but, on the whole, I'd rather have sunshine and high temperatures than dull, rainy days. We lived in the north west for several years and I found the much lower temperatures and frequent dull, misty days very depressing.

Sussexborn Tue 21-Jul-20 04:33:30

I find the shadiest part of the garden and stay there. Warm days with slight breeze suit me. OH used to sit in very hot sun and go off walking but he’s not quite as keen these days. His skin has taken a battering.

suzette1613 Tue 21-Jul-20 06:00:30

Here in the north west we always seem to have the greyest wettest weather, the glorious May we have just had has spoilt me though. It has reverted to grey and wet again now, better for the garden though. The grass is growing like mad.

JenniferEccles Tue 21-Jul-20 08:40:44

I do tend to agree overthehill.

The previous two summers, especially 2018 were a bit too hot for me.

I do love sunny summer days but when we get a combination of around 30deg plus high humidity, it’s not pleasant.

I live in the Home Counties and we have had a pretty good summer so far, in fact we desperately need rain for the garden, particularly the lawns.

Since lockdown at the end of March we have had very little rain and I am astonished to read that even in our tiny country, some areas have had a completely different experience.

Actually I do love our climate here. I love the different seasons and we are lucky enough not to get severe extremes in either summer or winter.

MiniMoon Tue 21-Jul-20 09:44:34

I would love a bit of summer!

Here in Northumberland we have had grey skies, rain and cool winds since the end of May. We've had an odd sunny day but temperatures not above 17°c. I was so cold one evening last week, that I put the heating on! I'm still wearing my winter jumpers.

I like the warmth. Temperatures of 24° - 25° suit me fine. I can cope with hotter, but not for too long.

MellowYellow Tue 21-Jul-20 09:52:13

I love ice, snow, rain and wind! They bring me alive. I wilt in the sun. In the summer I stay in the shade, though I love to see dappled sunlight.

Rosina Tue 21-Jul-20 10:01:05

overthehill I am with you all the way. We have had a lovely spring, and I commented yesterday when walking that the fresh breeze was making a delight of the warm day - wonderful to feel the sun on your back, but even better to not feel as if you are under a grill, and facing a night of being unable to sleep because of heat and humidity. How people can say they enjoy it I don't know - this is the English climate at its best, no extremes of heat. Today I am gardening - I'll be wam and happy, not grilled and grumpy!

TwoWolves Tue 21-Jul-20 10:32:40

It depends on how much work I've got on - it can be rotten weather when I've got a lot to do, but lovely when I haven't. It never works out that way, unfortunately.

missdeke Tue 21-Jul-20 11:07:20

The hottter the better for me. Shredded wheat grass, lovely!! No need to get the mower out, all I have to do is watering the pots and the fruit and veg plots and it's all lovely. grin

SueLindsey Tue 21-Jul-20 11:07:54

I was so pleased to see the rain recently and feel cooler. (I live in a ground floor flat so cant leave windows open at night. I have always hated hot weather and particularly so at the moment when I am staying in 99% of the time. In winter I can enjoy hibernating but in the summer I always feel I should be out and about.
Also hopefully no more of those horrendous photos of thousands of people on beaches risking the virus being spread more easily. I always remember the heat wave summer of 1983 when I was extremely pregnant and kept fainting in the heat!!

Franbern Tue 21-Jul-20 11:19:17

Living in a seaside resort now (first summer), I love being able to go down to the Promenade and see the families enjoying the sun, sea and sand. Despite cleverly arranged photos, I have never seen any problems, all well spaced out and getting health Vit D. Being outdoors means they are much safer from any virus than they are in their cities (most are from Birmingham are here).

Just going along the Prom on my mobility scooter gives me the feeling of being on holiday even thought I am not.

I used to love the very hot weather, and would sit in sun for hours. Do try to be more careful these days having had three Basal Carcinomas surgically removed from my face over past few years. Also noted earlier this year, when it was warm, that my skin had sort of reverse freckles as it tanned. Turned out that this is a warning to me that I need to take proper care and use sun-block (something I hve never done previously). My 79 year old skin just cannot take the sun any more.

However, I love the warm sunny weather, definitely my mood is better with that than when it is wet, or cloudy and colder. Do have good fans indoors for really oppressive days and nights. but am happy now looking at a clear blue sky.

I used to feel always cold up to menopause, and my body temperature seemed to change then, and I am rarely very cold.

Lucca Tue 21-Jul-20 11:23:08

MiniMoon

I would love a bit of summer!

Here in Northumberland we have had grey skies, rain and cool winds since the end of May. We've had an odd sunny day but temperatures not above 17°c. I was so cold one evening last week, that I put the heating on! I'm still wearing my winter jumpers.

I like the warmth. Temperatures of 24° - 25° suit me fine. I can cope with hotter, but not for too long.

Surely you had great weather in March April May ? My brother lives up there and said it was lovely and warm ?! Ok so June and July not so great but still....

TwiceAsNice Tue 21-Jul-20 11:36:56

I like the hot weather, maybe not mod 30’s but on the 20’s yes please. It’s only 19 in SE today and it’s going to rain on the weekend. Haven’t told my children as they are going camping with another family 🙄

TwiceAsNice Tue 21-Jul-20 11:37:18

Mid not mod sorry

henetha Tue 21-Jul-20 11:39:05

I'm with you, overthehill, I really can't stand hot weather.
I do like sunshine but in the low twenties; any higher and it makes me ill. In fact it did, recently. About 3 weeks ago I needed new tyres. Usually they let us sit and wait, but because of C19 you have to leave the premises. The tyre place is on an industrial estate with nowhere to sit and no shade. To cut a long story short, there followed three days of vomiting and the whole world tipping upside down constantly. I felt really ill.
It's lovely today; temperature in the high teens and a slight breeze.

Aepgirl Tue 21-Jul-20 11:40:48

Cold and wet - no thank you. I love hot sunny days, and warm balmy evenings. Thankfully nobody has as yet found a way to ‘organise’ the weather, so we just have to be thankful for days that we like.

Luckylegs Tue 21-Jul-20 11:42:36

Yes, it was lovely during lockdown, thank goodness, I think people would have been suicidal if it hadn’t been. But since...... it’s just dreadful, gets you down, lowering of spirits to see cloud and rain and be cold to get up in the mornings.

I have told my children to move down south if they could go because it’s just soul destroying living in the north west with no rest from grey, grey, grey. Lucca you have obviously had sunshine in the last few days and might be more sympathetic if you could try and imagine what it’s like to be cold through to your bones in JULY!

I got so mad last week when there was talk of the heatwave over the UK! No, there bloody wasn’t! Just the south east!

polly123 Tue 21-Jul-20 12:19:24

I love sunny weather with a cool breeze but loathe the sort of very hot sunny weather with humidity we have suffered over the last couple of years! I was dreading the summer this year (love Spring freshness) but so far it has been pleasantly sunny and cool with a refreshing breeze. I see people lying out in full sun and wonder how they can cope with it. It can also inflict permanent damage to our skin.

grandtanteJE65 Tue 21-Jul-20 12:32:36

I adore really hot weather.

If I could afford to do so, I would live in a hot country, but cannot move due to pension and tax regulations.