So, 40° heat in the UK, and it's the end of the world

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The Shepherd

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I drove to Las Vegas in July when I was young and stupid. I went outside at 10am to snap pictures of the fountains at Caesars Palace. Being an ignorant Canadian, I had no idea how hot it was out. It was 110F, hot AF! I crossed the street and in 2 minutes I had huge armpit sweat circles and went straight back to the casino for more cold beers. I didn't leave indoors for two days.
 

Tamaefx

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Crazy hot here in Paris also. More than 40 degree. Luckily I can get my home some fresh air in the morning and close it down the rest of the day to keep a reasonable temperature.
Feel really bad for the fires in the south west of France. Some forests are burning right now.
 

someguy01

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Where I am (Sonoran Desert region) the temperature can exceed 120 degrees F, but on those days the humidity is usually around 15-18%. Not very humid- when you go outside it's like opening the oven door when you're baking, and that blast of nothing but heat comes out and meets you as you lean in to check the food. It's just hot, but there's so much of it.
As a former biker, I always referred to it as riding into a hair dryer set on high. It just bakes your face. It's getting more like that here in CO, the high desert is getting more desert.
 
As a former biker, I always referred to it as riding into a hair dryer set on high. It just bakes your face. It's getting more like that here in CO, the high desert is getting more desert.
It’s amazing though . I visited my sister in grand junction area in July a few years ago. It was 105 but completely dry and no humidity. I only had little beads of sweat on my upper lip. But back here in NY , a 90-95 degree day with 25 to even 50 percent humidity would have me sweating like a pig.

What’s that old saying …… it’s not the heat it’s the humidity. But that goes out the window at 120 degrees and over I’d say .
 
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someguy01

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It’s amazing though . I visited my sister in grand junction area in July a few years ago. It was 105 but completely dry and no humidity. I only had little beads of sweat on my upper lip. But back here in NY , a 90-95 degree day with 25 to even 50 percent humidity would have me sweating like a pig .
Oh I remember the easy coast humidity, I'm from MD originally and have lived in NC, SC, FL, and east TX. I do not miss humidity. Nor do I miss mosquitos and black flies to the face. I'll take the hair dryer, just pack a lot of water.
 

wraub

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It’s amazing though . I visited my sister in grand junction area in July a few years ago. It was 105 but completely dry and no humidity. I only had little beads of sweat on my upper lip. But back here in NY , a 90-95 degree day with 25 to even 50 percent humidity would have me sweating like a pig.

What’s that old saying …… it’s not the heat it’s the humidity. But that goes out the window at 120 degrees and over I’d say .
Yes, I lived in NYC for about a decade and will totally agree, the humidity changes everything. 100 degrees with 20% humidity is bad, 95 degrees with 90% humidity is brutal.
 

Morrisman

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Meanwhile in the Australian winter we’re having a cold snap with record rains and flooding. Ironic.
We know what you’re experiencing though - an Australian summer. Good luck. Stay out of the sun.
 

Bonzodownunder

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Some parts of Western Australia (Marble Bar) gets to over 50C ALL YEAR ROUND!!!!,
There's also another part of Western Australia that holds the Guinness book of World Records,
As being hottest place on earth......
 

toddmc

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Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

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I drove to Las Vegas in July when I was young and stupid. I went outside at 10am to snap pictures of the fountains at Caesars Palace. Being an ignorant Canadian, I had no idea how hot it was out. It was 110F, hot AF! I crossed the street and in 2 minutes I had huge armpit sweat circles and went straight back to the casino for more cold beers. I didn't leave indoors for two days.

yep...if it wasn't for marching band practice, I would hibernate from April 1st until Dec 1st

pretty much anything over 60ºF is too hot for me
 
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