Heatwave? Not in Dorset (but here's what to do if temperatures DO rise)

Heatwave? Not in Dorset (but here's what to do if temperatures DO rise)

Heatwave? Not in Dorset (but here's what to do if temperatures DO rise)

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DORSET looks set to escape dangerous heatwave conditions forecast for parts of the south.

The Met Office yesterday raised the heat health level to two - warning people to be prepapred for heatwave conditions across large parts of the country.

The warnings are triggered when continuously high temperatures are expected for more than two days, including warm nights.

Temperatures in the county are expected to hit 25C today in bright sunshine, but detailed forecasts for the coming days suggest Bournemouth will be 10 degrees cooler than London by tomorrow.

The mercury in the capital is expected to rise to a tropical 32C before violent thunderstorms reduce temperatures.

But in Bournemouth just 22C is expected tomorrow with 21C forecast for both Saturday and Sunday. A weather warning is still in place for rain, thunder and hail on Saturday.

The Met Office has warned that forecasts could change and Public Health England has issued health advice in case the heatwave conditions move further west.

It said people should consider staying out of the sun during the hottest part of the day, drink plenty of fluids and wear sun cream that is at least factor 15.

It has also asked people to be aware of children and the elderly, to ensure they are not suffering because of the heat.

People should never be left in closed, parked cars, especially infants, young children or animals, a spokesman added.

Pet owners were also advised to keep their animals well-hydrated to avoid the risk of them developing heatstroke.

The highest temperature of the year so far is 28.7C recorded on July 4 but that is expected to be beaten tomorrow.

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9:16am Thu 17 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

Heatwave warning again, someone please tell the echo its summer, what we used to call high season, so its not likely to freeze or snow is it.
This isn't hot, its just warmer than usual, 1976, now that was hot and not just for a few days either, what we need is a good downpour with thunder and lightening to clear the air a little, bring back the 60s when it was either hot cold or wet without the unnecessary red and yellow alerts from the nanny state or the maggots declaring climate change was to blame, just enjoy it while its here, in a couple of months we will probably be complaining its to cold.
Heatwave warning again, someone please tell the echo its summer, what we used to call high season, so its not likely to freeze or snow is it. This isn't hot, its just warmer than usual, 1976, now that was hot and not just for a few days either, what we need is a good downpour with thunder and lightening to clear the air a little, bring back the 60s when it was either hot cold or wet without the unnecessary red and yellow alerts from the nanny state or the maggots declaring climate change was to blame, just enjoy it while its here, in a couple of months we will probably be complaining its to cold. Hessenford
  • Score: 25

9:22am Thu 17 Jul 14

Old Colonial says...

Hessenford wrote:
Heatwave warning again, someone please tell the echo its summer, what we used to call high season, so its not likely to freeze or snow is it.
This isn't hot, its just warmer than usual, 1976, now that was hot and not just for a few days either, what we need is a good downpour with thunder and lightening to clear the air a little, bring back the 60s when it was either hot cold or wet without the unnecessary red and yellow alerts from the nanny state or the maggots declaring climate change was to blame, just enjoy it while its here, in a couple of months we will probably be complaining its to cold.
The worrying thing is that there is a whole generation growing up to believe these sort of warnings are'normal', and with no idea of what is was like when people simply got on with their lives.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Heatwave warning again, someone please tell the echo its summer, what we used to call high season, so its not likely to freeze or snow is it. This isn't hot, its just warmer than usual, 1976, now that was hot and not just for a few days either, what we need is a good downpour with thunder and lightening to clear the air a little, bring back the 60s when it was either hot cold or wet without the unnecessary red and yellow alerts from the nanny state or the maggots declaring climate change was to blame, just enjoy it while its here, in a couple of months we will probably be complaining its to cold.[/p][/quote]The worrying thing is that there is a whole generation growing up to believe these sort of warnings are'normal', and with no idea of what is was like when people simply got on with their lives. Old Colonial
  • Score: 14

9:51am Thu 17 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

Old Colonial wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Heatwave warning again, someone please tell the echo its summer, what we used to call high season, so its not likely to freeze or snow is it.
This isn't hot, its just warmer than usual, 1976, now that was hot and not just for a few days either, what we need is a good downpour with thunder and lightening to clear the air a little, bring back the 60s when it was either hot cold or wet without the unnecessary red and yellow alerts from the nanny state or the maggots declaring climate change was to blame, just enjoy it while its here, in a couple of months we will probably be complaining its to cold.
The worrying thing is that there is a whole generation growing up to believe these sort of warnings are'normal', and with no idea of what is was like when people simply got on with their lives.
Between May 1975 and August 1976, England and Wales suffered the driest 16-month period on record, including runs of 45 days without rain.
The summer of 1976 saw temperatures of 90 F or 32 C for a period of around 45 days, the new forest burnt to a crisp, stand pipes were erected in various streets, the nation was advised to bath with a friend, we put house bricks in toilet cisterns to save water and we also had the dirtiest cars on the roads for years.
No one complained, we just got on and enjoyed the hot weather, many of us mucked in with the over stretched fire services and volunteered to help beat the fires down in the forest, something that would be sadly lacking today because of health and safety pen pushers.
Best of all there were no red, yellow or any other colour health warnings and even better there was no bleating from various nut jobs about global warming or climate change, it was simply the summer and it was hot, and as you say, people simply got on with their lives.
Please bring back the good old days when there were less tree hugging nut cases, less health and safety and less interference from the nanny state, let people think for themselves instead of giving out all these incessant unneeded warnings which more often than not are a waste of time.
[quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Heatwave warning again, someone please tell the echo its summer, what we used to call high season, so its not likely to freeze or snow is it. This isn't hot, its just warmer than usual, 1976, now that was hot and not just for a few days either, what we need is a good downpour with thunder and lightening to clear the air a little, bring back the 60s when it was either hot cold or wet without the unnecessary red and yellow alerts from the nanny state or the maggots declaring climate change was to blame, just enjoy it while its here, in a couple of months we will probably be complaining its to cold.[/p][/quote]The worrying thing is that there is a whole generation growing up to believe these sort of warnings are'normal', and with no idea of what is was like when people simply got on with their lives.[/p][/quote]Between May 1975 and August 1976, England and Wales suffered the driest 16-month period on record, including runs of 45 days without rain. The summer of 1976 saw temperatures of 90 F or 32 C for a period of around 45 days, the new forest burnt to a crisp, stand pipes were erected in various streets, the nation was advised to bath with a friend, we put house bricks in toilet cisterns to save water and we also had the dirtiest cars on the roads for years. No one complained, we just got on and enjoyed the hot weather, many of us mucked in with the over stretched fire services and volunteered to help beat the fires down in the forest, something that would be sadly lacking today because of health and safety pen pushers. Best of all there were no red, yellow or any other colour health warnings and even better there was no bleating from various nut jobs about global warming or climate change, it was simply the summer and it was hot, and as you say, people simply got on with their lives. Please bring back the good old days when there were less tree hugging nut cases, less health and safety and less interference from the nanny state, let people think for themselves instead of giving out all these incessant unneeded warnings which more often than not are a waste of time. Hessenford
  • Score: 26

9:59am Thu 17 Jul 14

hamworthygirl says...

Hessenford wrote:
Old Colonial wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Heatwave warning again, someone please tell the echo its summer, what we used to call high season, so its not likely to freeze or snow is it.
This isn't hot, its just warmer than usual, 1976, now that was hot and not just for a few days either, what we need is a good downpour with thunder and lightening to clear the air a little, bring back the 60s when it was either hot cold or wet without the unnecessary red and yellow alerts from the nanny state or the maggots declaring climate change was to blame, just enjoy it while its here, in a couple of months we will probably be complaining its to cold.
The worrying thing is that there is a whole generation growing up to believe these sort of warnings are'normal', and with no idea of what is was like when people simply got on with their lives.
Between May 1975 and August 1976, England and Wales suffered the driest 16-month period on record, including runs of 45 days without rain.
The summer of 1976 saw temperatures of 90 F or 32 C for a period of around 45 days, the new forest burnt to a crisp, stand pipes were erected in various streets, the nation was advised to bath with a friend, we put house bricks in toilet cisterns to save water and we also had the dirtiest cars on the roads for years.
No one complained, we just got on and enjoyed the hot weather, many of us mucked in with the over stretched fire services and volunteered to help beat the fires down in the forest, something that would be sadly lacking today because of health and safety pen pushers.
Best of all there were no red, yellow or any other colour health warnings and even better there was no bleating from various nut jobs about global warming or climate change, it was simply the summer and it was hot, and as you say, people simply got on with their lives.
Please bring back the good old days when there were less tree hugging nut cases, less health and safety and less interference from the nanny state, let people think for themselves instead of giving out all these incessant unneeded warnings which more often than not are a waste of time.
Remember that very well hot as hell at work but great on days off wall to wall sun great days
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Heatwave warning again, someone please tell the echo its summer, what we used to call high season, so its not likely to freeze or snow is it. This isn't hot, its just warmer than usual, 1976, now that was hot and not just for a few days either, what we need is a good downpour with thunder and lightening to clear the air a little, bring back the 60s when it was either hot cold or wet without the unnecessary red and yellow alerts from the nanny state or the maggots declaring climate change was to blame, just enjoy it while its here, in a couple of months we will probably be complaining its to cold.[/p][/quote]The worrying thing is that there is a whole generation growing up to believe these sort of warnings are'normal', and with no idea of what is was like when people simply got on with their lives.[/p][/quote]Between May 1975 and August 1976, England and Wales suffered the driest 16-month period on record, including runs of 45 days without rain. The summer of 1976 saw temperatures of 90 F or 32 C for a period of around 45 days, the new forest burnt to a crisp, stand pipes were erected in various streets, the nation was advised to bath with a friend, we put house bricks in toilet cisterns to save water and we also had the dirtiest cars on the roads for years. No one complained, we just got on and enjoyed the hot weather, many of us mucked in with the over stretched fire services and volunteered to help beat the fires down in the forest, something that would be sadly lacking today because of health and safety pen pushers. Best of all there were no red, yellow or any other colour health warnings and even better there was no bleating from various nut jobs about global warming or climate change, it was simply the summer and it was hot, and as you say, people simply got on with their lives. Please bring back the good old days when there were less tree hugging nut cases, less health and safety and less interference from the nanny state, let people think for themselves instead of giving out all these incessant unneeded warnings which more often than not are a waste of time.[/p][/quote]Remember that very well hot as hell at work but great on days off wall to wall sun great days hamworthygirl
  • Score: 11

11:08am Thu 17 Jul 14

60plus says...

Great I love it hope it keeps up.
Great I love it hope it keeps up. 60plus
  • Score: 6

11:46am Thu 17 Jul 14

elite50 says...

O.M.G.
The global warming people were right!
We're all going to die!
Where were they last winter when we really needed them?
O.M.G. The global warming people were right! We're all going to die! Where were they last winter when we really needed them? elite50
  • Score: 4

1:15pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

elite50 wrote:
O.M.G.
The global warming people were right!
We're all going to die!
Where were they last winter when we really needed them?
They hide in winter, there's no such thing as global colding.
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: O.M.G. The global warming people were right! We're all going to die! Where were they last winter when we really needed them?[/p][/quote]They hide in winter, there's no such thing as global colding. Hessenford
  • Score: 6

8:23pm Thu 17 Jul 14

P Barker says...

Bmth Airport got to 27c by 1600 today. Just avoiding heatwave temp of 28c. I bet tommorows Daily Express will have pictures of Bmth beach with headlines of "30c Hottest Day Of The Year" - which implys that it was 30 in Bmth when it wasn't .
Bmth Airport got to 27c by 1600 today. Just avoiding heatwave temp of 28c. I bet tommorows Daily Express will have pictures of Bmth beach with headlines of "30c Hottest Day Of The Year" - which implys that it was 30 in Bmth when it wasn't . P Barker
  • Score: 1

7:09am Fri 18 Jul 14

AdelaidePete says...

Sorry chaps but 28c is really just pleasantly warm. :-)
Sorry chaps but 28c is really just pleasantly warm. :-) AdelaidePete
  • Score: 2

7:10am Fri 18 Jul 14

AdelaidePete says...

Sorry, and chapesses!
Sorry, and chapesses! AdelaidePete
  • Score: 1

10:18pm Fri 18 Jul 14

spooki says...

If you like the heat and sunshine then yay!
To those like myself who prefer it a tad cooler, these stupid suggestions are ridiculous. Drink more, wear sunscreen, wear light clothing, stay indoors..... Duh thanks.
Some of us have no choice but to go out in it. I'd much rather be indoors in front of the fan!
Enjoy it folks but don't overdo it :)
If you like the heat and sunshine then yay! To those like myself who prefer it a tad cooler, these stupid suggestions are ridiculous. Drink more, wear sunscreen, wear light clothing, stay indoors..... Duh thanks. Some of us have no choice but to go out in it. I'd much rather be indoors in front of the fan! Enjoy it folks but don't overdo it :) spooki
  • Score: 3

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