As probably the only person in Britain who hates the heat...

(156 Posts)
Campaspe Fri 05-Jul-13 14:46:12

...could someone tell me how long this heatwave will last? I'm hearing alarming forecasts of it lasting for the rest of the summer. Gulp. Is this really the case? (Should say I live in the SW, and am very envious of those in the temperate north).

I've heard it will last about 2 weeks or so.
I like being warm, I hate being hot.

I can't sleep in the heat and I am not the most attractive person when sweating like a pig.

Unsure yet, but there are some hints in the latest ECMWF model run of a cool down in about 10 days time. However the majority of theGFS ensembles show it continuing until the 20th. That is getting very far in forecasting land, so I wouldn't pin any thoughts on to it.

My early and initial thoughts are that it isn't going anywhere fast, but they well could be famous last words grin

7to25 Fri 05-Jul-13 15:59:24

Come to Glasgow............looks like rain.

ouryve Fri 05-Jul-13 16:02:25

Long term weather forecast on the met office website has it warm all month, unless you're in Scotland or the Northwest.

It gets a bit less blistering here on the Northeast coast - even the heatwave criteria are a lot lower than elsewhere. I'm still hiding in my cool, shady livingroom, though!

bigbuttons Fri 05-Jul-13 16:05:50

I hate it more and more as I get older.

I adore it smile my hurty bits don't hurt so much and I'm not blue. Long live summer!

Campaspe Fri 05-Jul-13 18:53:18

Oh bum. I love sleeping curled up in my duvet, but that's just not possible in this weather. Roll on autumn...

Campaspe Fri 05-Jul-13 18:57:00

Here's the things that annoy me about the heat:

*being sweaty and feeling uncomfortable
*having to keep DD plastered in suncream
*rubbish TV as assumption is everyone is outside
*more insects
*only blockbusters on at the cinema
*sunlight shows how dusty my house is and how slack my housekeeping is
*can't sit by a beautiful fire feeling cosy
*have to shave my legs more often
*have to wear less clothes, which is not a good look when you're packing a bit of junk in the trunk IYKWIM
*other people's bodily smells
*other people's crusty feet on display

I'm a real summer Grinch, I know, but I really don't DO this season.

Bunbaker Fri 05-Jul-13 18:59:43

" I'm hearing alarming forecasts of it lasting for the rest of the summer."

Good. And about time too.

Sorry, but you cold weather lovers generally get cold weather for most of the year. It is now the turn of summer lovers to enjoy the precious few days of warm weather we are currently having.

It has been 22 degrees here today - perfect grin

sonlypuppyfat Fri 05-Jul-13 19:00:05

I detest the heat I'm making everyones life miserable

Bunbaker Fri 05-Jul-13 19:00:54

Those of you who dislike warm weather, what are you actively doing to ease the discomfort?

Campaspe Fri 05-Jul-13 19:10:43

Good point Bunbaker. I've got a fan in my bedroom and wishing I could install some air-con! I take your point about getting away with it for most of the year...but it still doesn't make these sort of temperatures more palatable. I do know there's not many of us that think that though. And 22 degrees not so bad I admit; not so keen on 30+.

Hate it too, absolutely hate it. Makes me depressed and really cross. DD1 had her sports day this morning, I detested every hot second of it. We have a party to go to tomorrow. Now they're bound to have it in the garden.

What would you suggest Bunbaker? Apart from cold water/ice lollies/staying in the shade if poss/fans? In the cold you can warm up in some way. In the heat there is nothing you can do.

And I really resent being told by everyone that I should shut up and be grateful. Not aimed at this thread yet but doubtless there will be someone along in a minute.

ouryve Fri 05-Jul-13 19:26:41

Bunbaker - I keep the house shady and don't have windows and doors open on the hot side. There's sweet FA i can do when walking the 1km uphill after collecting the boys from school, mind - and I have fair, sun sensitive skin, allergic to most sun creams so definitely don't hang about in it!

AngryFeet Fri 05-Jul-13 19:29:42

Hooray I say! Hoping and praying it stays nice and warm for my camping trip at the end of the month smile

DP wooped when he heard the weather forecast earlier...

I wept grin

valiumredhead Fri 05-Jul-13 19:40:22

I am just about ok at the moment any hotter and I wilt.

Hayfever is crippling at the moment!

valiumredhead Fri 05-Jul-13 19:42:12

I agree Gwendoline

I wonder why it's acceptable to say you hate the cold but not the heatconfused

Dolallytats Fri 05-Jul-13 20:10:06

I hate this weather too. Please don't let it go on for too long, I am 37+4 weeks pregnant and can't handle this heat at the best of times let alone having to give birth in it. I have just bought a desk fan to take to the hospital because I am scared they won't have one (alo have a battery run hand held fan, a paper fan and a water spray!!)

28/29+ degrees........[sobs hysterically]

valiumredhead Fri 05-Jul-13 20:13:20

I always take Fan into hospital even when not pregnant!

I had an emergency with DS that meant I had to call an ambulance in the middle of the night this winter just gone. Knowing it was freezing I stupidly chucked a bloody thick hoodie on (as I only live a minute away from the ambulance station and was half dressed & panicked).

I have never been so hot in all my life or at such a bad time hmm

I think I would actually melt into the pavement if I went anywhere equatorial grin

FattyMcChubster Fri 05-Jul-13 20:19:00

I am too fat for this weather. I sweat like a pig. Literally, it runs off me. Makes me feel tired, lethargic and grumpy.
Also have nothing weather appropriate to wear as am too fat for my summer clothes and too skint to buy new so have to sit in thick maternity jeans and sweaters.

xTillyx Fri 05-Jul-13 20:23:41

I understand because I'm very very pale and suffer with really bad heat rash. I love the weather though, hate my skin.

I find one a day sun protection is great. If it gets really hot I reapply anyway and I have a stick for my face that I use when I start to feel cheeks burning a bit.

BlackeyedSusan Fri 05-Jul-13 20:54:11

pale, red head, with read head or frecled childen means a lot of hard work. that and a flat that only faces west and gets no through breeze... it gets up to 30 degrees in the flat.

Bunbaker Fri 05-Jul-13 21:10:46

How hot is it where the rest of you are? We have had 22 degrees today which is very warm rather than hot.

I have every sympathy if you suffer from hayfever, heat rash, sunburn etc because there is very little you can do about it. Unfortunately, there are some summer whingers who don't do much to help themselves though.

HappyYoni Fri 05-Jul-13 21:13:31

Heat is shit

22 Bunbaker?? I'd love that.
It's been a sweltering 27c+ here in Herts. Even my poor dogs have taken refuge in front of the fan!

Bunbaker Fri 05-Jul-13 21:15:30

The forecast for the next few days is 24 degrees. Bring it on I say grin

valiumredhead Fri 05-Jul-13 21:16:47

22? It's been 28 here so stop flapping your gums bunwink grin

GertrudeMorel Fri 05-Jul-13 21:17:39

Oh I love it. I want it to last forever. Or September.

spiderlight Fri 05-Jul-13 21:18:53

I hate it too. I nearly fainted embarrassingly in the school yard at home time today. Anything over about 24 degrees and I'm miserable. I have to be out in it most of the day tomorrow because I've promised to take DS to a one-off outdoor event that he is wildly looking forward to - it was forecast to be cool and cloudy when we decided to go. Bah.

MorphandChas Fri 05-Jul-13 21:30:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ppeatfruit Fri 05-Jul-13 21:31:07

Hello all you hot weather haters i'll join you!! Another fair person who burns not tans heregrin over C26 with no breeze and I try not to go out! a few tips-; buy blackout blinds, plus curtains, if you've got shutters open them and the windows when its cool early in the morning on the shady side of your abode. as soon as the sun hits close them both (electric light is not as hot as the sun).

Live on smoothies made with ice cubes and or ice cream and lovely cold soups\salads so you don't have to cook and warm the kitchen up (if you've an adult meat eater) make them barbecue outside grin.

Zappo Fri 05-Jul-13 21:35:06

I'm not a heat lover. I always think it must be because I have very fair skin and burn/get prickly heat easily so it's in the genes- and my body's way of forcing me into the shade.

I find it difficult to sleep when it's hot, get horrible headaches and become very grumpy. Public transport is horrible.Exercise becomes very unpleasant. All you want to do is flop.

I woke up in the night moaning about "this tropical heat" which made DH roll his eyes and say"it's hardly tropical". He's a person who wears a duvet most night's to keep warm and likes the thermostat well over 25 in the winter.

I am very sensitive to the heat and because I'm always rushing around I rarely feel the cold (except in winter). I'm always the person opening windows or turning down the thermostat in the house. It's much harder to cool down when you are hot but like others have said, easier to add on layers and go for a brisk walk when you are cold.

I don't think I could ever visit a really hot country. I can tolerate spain in the autumn. But if there's anything worse than heat it's humidity. At least on a dry sunny day it gets nice and cool in the evenings. On a cloudy, muggy day it's unbearable at night.

I find DC are a lot grumpier and find it much more difficult to sleep when it's hot, another reason for my own intolerance of it.

If I ha to choose between a dry cold day and a hot day I'd always choose cold. However, I'd always choose dry over wet.

I really do loathe the wet.

Callmedreckly Fri 05-Jul-13 21:37:26

I hear you OP, went shopping late tonight to avoid heat & people.

Can I ask what to do with an 11 week old baby in this coming heatwave?

Is it ok if she just has a nappy on & maybe a cool flannel for face?

We will be staying indoors.

Unfortunately, there are some summer whingers who don't do much to help themselves though.

Well you didn't give any suggestions when I asked before, Oh Fount of All Knowledge. What, in your oh so knowledgeable opinion should the rest of us mere mortals be doing that we're too stupid to have thought of ourselves?

And I hate winter whingers. So we're quits.

GertrudeMorel Fri 05-Jul-13 21:42:16

Blimey. Where are you lot? Kuwait?

It's just pleasantly warm here (south east).

Not in my bit of the SE it isn't.

Bunbaker Fri 05-Jul-13 22:00:00

"Well you didn't give any suggestions when I asked before"

I didn't like to say because some people might take offense.

On holiday in Pompeii last year we saw loads of Japanese and Koreans with umbrellas to protect them from the sun. Why don't we follow suit?

Zappo Fri 05-Jul-13 22:03:20

"On holiday in Pompeii last year we saw loads of Japanese and Koreans with umbrellas to protect them from the sun. Why don't we follow suit?"

I have used an umbrella as a parasol before. Yes keeps the sun off your face but doesn't really cool you down!

GobbySadcase Fri 05-Jul-13 22:06:13

I'm physically and mentally healthier in the sunshine smile

Anyone know where I can get a longish range forecast or Coulommiers, France?

Parasols only keep some of the sunlight off you, so essentially they're not very good & you look like a throwback from the early 20th century grin

SizzleSazz Fri 05-Jul-13 22:10:01

We have a downstairs (slightly underground ) bedroom with a stone floor. Never gets too hot to lose a duvet

Not practicable for all I admit, but it does work!

LackaDAISYcal Fri 05-Jul-13 22:16:42

<Sits next to Campaspe in the shade and harumphs>

I used to lurve the sun, proper sun worshipper. Then after my DS1 was born 11 years ago, I started getting burnt really quickly and feeling ill after a day in the outdoors. Fast forward 9 years and I was diagnosed with sun sensitive lupus. Now I have factor 50 on from April to October, have to stay out of the sun at all costs and am generally the colour of corned beef all year round, even though my skin is positively cold to the touch.

If one more person says to me "oooh, you've caught the sun" I swear I am going to punch their lights out angry

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 05-Jul-13 22:18:44

It's been 27 degrees here in South Wales here today. Pretty uncomfortable to work (in a stuffy, overcrowded office) in, but lovely for throwing around a rugby ball on the green by the sea then tea in a lovely pub garden. I am freckled and burn easily, but after 4pm the sun is lovely.

Cool showers, thin clothes made from natural materials and lots to drink helps me to cope. For the house, being near the sea we tend to have a gentle breeze so I keep windows open with curtains more closed than usual. That keeps things cool - noticeably cool when you step through the door.

SurpriseMuffins Fri 05-Jul-13 22:36:08

Three things I hate about the hot weather:
Sweat, dry skin, and migraines.

Three things I love about the hot weather:
My house is not freezing, the garden looks beautiful, cream!

ouryve Fri 05-Jul-13 23:02:07

I do love the brightness when it's lovely and sunny and do feel I'm missing out with closed blinds at the back.

Unfortunately, us heat whingers often actually feel ill when it's hot. Or warm even (I'm at a time of life when hot flushes hit me at any time, which complicates matters). My boys don't cope with it, either and become very temperamental.

We're off to the northumberland coast for the day, tomorrow. It'll be a few degrees cooler than here.

Bunbaker Fri 05-Jul-13 23:12:50

OH is in Northumberland at the moment. He says it has only been 20 degrees today, so not exactly hot.

Whereabouts on the coast are you going to?

valiumredhead Fri 05-Jul-13 23:14:48

Cal I used to just dress ds in a vest and nappy, it was roasting the year he was born.

digerd Sat 06-Jul-13 07:18:36

Hooray- out of my thermals at last smile. But, I need a fresh breeze otherwise I can't breathe due to asthma. Was fine until I got older.
Sitting room faces east so feeling very warm but only 24 degrees inside

Need to cover my arms as don't like them all being wrinkly and can't wear a bra as restricts my breathing. Deciding what to wear when walking little furry dog, < who suffers in the sun> is a right pain.

Gnats etc love me and need to go out in the evenings in a suit of armour . So must go out now to walk the dog before it gets too hot for her.

Still able to sleep under (and enjoy) two duvets at night here in North Yorks and inside is fairly cool, so can't complain!

Don't like going outside much though- makes me feel a bit sick and dizzy.

RussiansOnTheSpree Sat 06-Jul-13 07:27:30

camp You certainly aren't the only person who hates the heat. However I do wonder which bit of the SW you are in. Last night I slept with two duvets and a hot water bottle (the window was open, we like fresh air) and it was just right. The temperature has dropped right down in the evenings since the daytime weather warmed up a bit.

BriefcaseOfFacts Sat 06-Jul-13 07:27:34

I love the sun, hate the heat. Can't bear sitting in the sun (torture!)

I agree with all of your list Campaspe grin

Having said that, it hasn't been too hot for me yet here. Tomorrow, however, we are outside for the whole day with friends - busy activity day rather than loafing around bbqing (forecast to be 28 degrees) and I'm dreading it <miserable cow>

RussiansOnTheSpree Sat 06-Jul-13 07:28:00

Also - hay fever isn't caused by heat! It's caused by bastard pollen. sad

It might not be caused by heat, but pollen does tend to get trapped under high pressure systems, which means that levels can get very high.

Latest gfs model run has it continuing until the 19th, although by then it doesn't show scorching everywhere, the sw is cooler.

I like the idea of the heat, but don't tolerate it at all. I think it's a blood pressure thing. I spend hot days in a permanent state of dizziness and nausea. Not to mention running to the loo every 45 mins to wee out all the extra water I have to consume just to stay conscious. I don't tend to swear which is one small mercy I suppose, although that may well be part of the problem.

Sadly, I don't tolerate cold well either, although at least in cold weather I can light the fire, bundle up and re-heat every so often. Despite keeping all curtains shut and windows open in the hot weather, there is no escape from the heat.

When DH and I married some years back we each chose half our honeymoon. For the first couple of weeks we went to the Maldives. Every morning after breakfast I would start to black out on the walk back to our bungalow and have to lay down on the path. Very embarrassing. For the second half of our honeymoon (my half) we went skiing and, in my husband's words, I "came alive" again. I wouldn't say I enjoy the actual cold (to be fair, you don't feel cold whilst actually skiing) but being fully conscious was bloody nice.

OP, I feel you pain.

*sweat not swear, I do tend to swear grin

RustyBear Sat 06-Jul-13 07:41:29

Could have predicted it would end on the 19th - that's when we break up!

ppeatfruit Sat 06-Jul-13 08:38:29

I reckon hay fever is caused by dairy foods (well it is in my case i don't eat it but when i do I immediately get hay fever symptoms and when I don't I'm runny nose and eyes free!!) I make ice 'cream and smoothies with just fruit and or with gound almonds to add the 'creaminess'

MumnGran Sat 06-Jul-13 08:53:37

I am on your side OP and also here in the SW!!)
Over 20 degrees makes me run for cover and start thinking about moves to Switzerland.

On the up side least its not humid.

<< decides also hating beaches is a confession too far>>

MumnGran Sat 06-Jul-13 08:56:27

It isn't that dairy is setting off hay fever, just that dairy and pollen are both causing allergic response symptoms. sad flowers

digerd Sat 06-Jul-13 09:44:09

Dog walk was lovely as air still fresh and as I thought I wouldn't see anybody so early, wore a lovely elbow sleeved wide and wafty < much too young for me> top. I can wear only viscose and elastane drapy tops, thin stretchy jeggings with ankle socks < just incase the gnats wanted a bit of my sweet ankle blood>. Also smeared anti insect cream on my bare arms neck and chest that was uncovered.

Got back feeling like - but looking like mutton dressed like lambblush- a spring chicken. smile

RussiansOnTheSpree Sat 06-Jul-13 09:58:34

I have atrocious hay fever whatever the weather (not in London though, it becomes manageable there. Pollution obviously being better than 'fresh country air'). And I'm vegan. So it's not dairy causing it for me! smile

The nights are almost always chilly in the south west, even when the days are scorchy (as they are in eg penwith, even when it's not supposed to be hot). Smething to do with the lack of cloud and the proximity of coastlines etc. even in the hottest of summers - eg 2003 - there's always a noticeable dip round 10pm when the sun finally goes. The lack of a single city probably helps too.

amazingmumof6 Sat 06-Jul-13 10:15:42

my ideal holiday? skiing. that says it all.
I grew up in a country where it is hot from May - Sept and utterly awful in July & August.
hated it then, hate it now.

amazingmumof6 Sat 06-Jul-13 10:17:07

oh and I'm really happy to find that some people feel the way I do!smile

ppeatfruit Sat 06-Jul-13 10:28:28

We're an hour ahead here (mid N.W. Fr.) so it makes it cooler for longer in the mornings I'm not very good at time\maths so i may be wrong grin blush; I've just cut half the lawn dressed in 2 Tshirts track bottoms and 2 pairs of socks to stop stings covered in Neem oil and citronella grin.

russians you could be allergic to corn!

valiumredhead Sat 06-Jul-13 11:31:56

Hay fever isn't caused by dairy, it's caused by pollen. I have always had awful hay fever and don't eat dairy.

valiumredhead Sat 06-Jul-13 11:34:16

Last night was horrible,woke up about a million times ...

ppeatfruit Sat 06-Jul-13 11:45:56

Dairy gives ME hay fever symptoms valium some people can be allergic to other things as I said corn or wheat can be other triggers. How come some people get those symptoms all year then?

valiumredhead Sat 06-Jul-13 11:47:47

Rhinitis probably.

MrRected Sat 06-Jul-13 11:48:52

It was 26 degrees here today - middle of winter (E Australia). From Nov - March it doesn't drop below 23 even in the middle of the night with 100% humidity.

Stop yer whinging wink

ppeatfruit Sat 06-Jul-13 11:52:56

Yer right of course MrRected grin it's just we're not used to it!

digerd Sat 06-Jul-13 11:54:59

It is too hot in my garden now, so staying in. Sitting room facing east is now 27, but sun gone off the window as moving round to the back.

Much cooler in the back where no sun gets until 2pm, but my pc, tv and kitchen is at the front so don't want to sit at the back.
Changed into a sleeveless loose fine cotton top.
Don't think little furry dog and I will want to go out at 3pm as will be too hot. sad

Zappo Sat 06-Jul-13 11:58:22

A friend of mine told me when she lived in India temperature often reached the 40s. When it dropped to the 20s at night, people often dressed up in ear muffs and clothes to keep out the cold- it's what you're used to.

digerd Sat 06-Jul-13 11:58:54

We were in Mid E. Australia in 1989 in July, and it was only 13 degrees and we slept in living room infront of the open fire, we were so cold in the night. Think it went down to 8 degrees.
Not been back since as couldn't cope with the long flight.

digerd Sat 06-Jul-13 12:01:02

Remember arriving in Perth at 6pm from the horror of swealtering/lack of oxygen Bankok for 2 nights, and it was LOVELY at 10 degrees.

justalilmummy Sat 06-Jul-13 12:01:57

Usually absolutely love the heat, right now at 35 week's pregnant the heats making me dizzy so not so much!

MrRected Sat 06-Jul-13 12:10:19

Agree our houses are woefully inadequate to deal with cold weather.

We had a spell of 8/9 degrees at night and it felt much colder. It's rare that it gets below 20 degrees in the day though.

'twas a lighthearted post smile

Bunbaker Sat 06-Jul-13 12:12:33

The back of my house faces south east so has had full sun on it since about 5 am. I have drawn the curtains in the living room and it has made a huge difference.

digerd Sat 06-Jul-13 12:14:56

Too hot to eat a cooked meal, so 2 boiled eggs, tomatoes, beetroot, cheese and cheese coleslaw, and blackcurrent cheesecake with whipped cream and a lemon mousse with orange juice for lunch today. Perhaps a soup as well.

digerd Sat 06-Jul-13 12:26:11

In the winter when I need it, I get none at the front and none at the back, as sun makes an arc at the side sad

digerd Sat 06-Jul-13 15:43:47

Braved the 3pm dog walk and majority of it was in the shade of the line of tree canopies along the banks of the small canal, with a head on southerly wind. Walking back the same way, didn't feel the breeze, and the last part was full in the sun - I was wilting and perspiring and little furry dog was panting like mad. Latter is now zonked out on the cold kitchen floor.
Was sure the breeze was coming from the east early this morningconfused.
Now for a stay indoors - phew!

digerd Sat 06-Jul-13 15:45:21

27 out in the shade and 27 in sitting room. Must draw curtains in west facing bedroom.

S3D1 Sat 06-Jul-13 15:46:51

I hope not long I bloody hate the heat. I sweat and overheat with exercise (normally get very hot doing sort anyway) and feel like doing nothing. My dc much prefer rain and refuse to play outside if it is too hot.

digerd Sat 06-Jul-13 15:51:28

There were children playing football in the open fields, but only saw 2 teenage girls in their shorts.
One neighbour is making a racket with some machine or other and I've got my windows open- so disturbing my peace and quiet. There's always one!

ppeatfruit Sat 06-Jul-13 16:26:28

Lucky it wasn't a bonfire as well Digerd! I'm lucky in that the inside of our very old stone house is nice and cool I've got the shutters closed upstairs and the curtains closed in the sitting room. so very pleasant. I've just come in from shopping with the car (i use those silver reflectors to keep the car cool and it had been sitting under a tree since 9am so not bad either!)

forevergreek Sat 06-Jul-13 16:45:57

I think we have the wrong attitude to any heat in the uk. The moment it gets a tad warm everyone strips down to vest tops and short shorts meaning the heat gets straight to your skin

We are currently in Oman ATM with work. It was 38 degrees last time I looked. And funnily it doesn't feel overbearingly hot. We keep apartment shady in day, and do less during the heat. My brother is talking about midday picnics in the uk this weekend, where as here everyone would think you are mad. Sure have a picnic but 6pm when still light but sun not so strong is better.
Also our little ones are now outside as early eve here but in long sleeve linen kaftans, and lightweight cotton shorts. Both have floppy hats on, and just pottering around with some sticks an looking for lizards, nothing too strenuous.

We are back in a month, I'm sure it will be raining again in London then!

valiumredhead Sat 06-Jul-13 16:54:34

It's the mugginess I can't best, cry best I can cope with. I lived abroad (not in the UK for years) and was fine.

valiumredhead Sat 06-Jul-13 16:55:52

Eh? Stupid phone! It's the mugginess I can't cope with, dry heat is better

pollywollydoodle Sat 06-Jul-13 17:10:30

i have ms and if the temp is 22 or above i am like a limp rag ... my legs and brain don't work

i use a Chillow to help cool
You can also get chill vests...not attractive but useful if heat is a serious problem

Mmmmm cheesecake. I wish we had some!

pollywollydoodle Sat 06-Jul-13 17:13:12


ppeatfruit Sat 06-Jul-13 17:44:09

forevergreek I totally agree with you. IMO it's because we see the sun so rarely we (well not me but a lot of people) forget how dangerous it can be grin i'm in FR. and they're the same as us brits; walking in the midday sun without hats also DCs, even babies without shades on their buggies it's lunacy!

mumofthemonsters808 Sat 06-Jul-13 17:57:36

I'm no lover of the hot weather but I'm trying not to moan too much because I have got off relatively easily in past years as the summer's have been so poor.

GertrudeMorel Sat 06-Jul-13 17:58:37

30 scorchio degrees in our garden this afternoon.

digerd Sat 06-Jul-13 18:04:13

I can't do anything in the muggy heat. Been dry heat today, but could have done with a bit more breeze. Got to go out again with little dog and am waiting a bit for it to cool down, but don't want to be out when the mossies swarm in at dusk.

GameSetAndMatch Sat 06-Jul-13 18:05:46

Op theres been threads about this on AIBU and chat so you're definitely not the only one.

we are also in the SE and have had to come in after only 5 mins outside this morning.

MiniGame has been whinging all day and is so sleepy but cant sleep. neither can I we are definitely winter people and i hate heat for same reasons and more.

and its too hot for a lie in too, meaning some lovely people get up at thye crack of dawn literally and mow their lawns/hedgecutting etc etc. and stay out all hours shouting and stuff.

too hot to open windows, and if you do all the insects come in, food has to be covered all the time and goes rotten quicker too, oh a million and one reasons.

GameSetAndMatch Sat 06-Jul-13 18:14:21

and sorry but 'large' people in stringy vest tops and leggings or shorts that ride up the inner thighs (and thats just me!) and old men with moobs and hairy bits and warts letting at all literally hang out. eeeewwww.

valiumredhead Sat 06-Jul-13 18:21:24

What do you mean by to hot to open the windows? Surely if you open the windows you can feel what little breeze there is?

I've just washed my hair to cool myself down!grin

GertrudeMorel Sat 06-Jul-13 18:21:59

I feel very sorry for fat people in this weather.

GameSetAndMatch Sat 06-Jul-13 18:56:13

its too hot to open windows because its cooler in the house, I went out to take some recycling things to the bin and the heat hit me when i opened the door.

and theres no breeze at all anyway so whats the point?

6 showers ive had to take today, SIX. i get more bills in the summer than the winter between the water for showers, the fan, washing clothes more as me and MiniGame sweat like anything, deodorant stuff,fly spray, I find summer more expensive!

If the air outside is hotter than inside I close the windows. No point in letting the hot air in. Also keep the curtains closed on the sunward side.

GertrudeMorel Sat 06-Jul-13 21:46:12

We've just had a leisurely dinner in a pub garden and then done 3 miles with the dog, as he can't tolerate the heat in the day.

It was so lovely to be out at 9.30, still light, still warm.

I love, love this weather.

valiumredhead Sat 06-Jul-13 22:10:50

We have every window and 4 patio doors open, if there's any breeze I want to feel itgrin

I'm sleeping downstairs on the sofa tonight, far too hot upstairs!

xTillyx Sat 06-Jul-13 22:28:51

Grr,well thought we would be ok tonight with windows open but the knobs down the road have decided to have a big party. Garage music and drunken cackles, the sound of summer of my street.

valiumredhead Sat 06-Jul-13 22:34:31

Oh greathmm

and sorry but 'large' people in stringy vest tops and leggings or shorts that ride up the inner thighs (and thats just me!) and old men with moobs and hairy bits and warts letting at all literally hang out. eeeewwww.

Fucksake. So we now have to walk around in our overcoats to avoid offending your delicate little eyeballs? Eeeeewwwww to that kind of childish stupidity hmm

digerd Sun 07-Jul-13 07:06:18

No vest tops for me outside, as my arms are too hideously wrinkly. I need them fattening up to plump out the skinconfused
Had to change my winter duvet for the summer one last night.
Will take out dog now, so must hunt for my black silky leggings and as only 19 degrees atm can wear a full sleeved top- hooray. smile

No, I'll wear my thin harem pants, instead smile

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 07-Jul-13 07:08:36

Hate this weather too because my little dd hates it. She can't sleep properly really hoping it doesn't last long

Badvoc Sun 07-Jul-13 07:17:42

We are on hols in Northumberland from 13-20th....please tell me it will be sunny!?
Pretty please?

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 07-Jul-13 07:21:11

I'm a maker trader. I'm outside all year. I'm 100% entitled to main about whatever weather I like. I moan all winter, I complain in the spring, I hate summer and autumn is shit too. It's ok normally when you can move about, keep warm, get out of the rain etc, but when you are stuck in one place, most weather is crap! Summer is worse though, the chiller counter vents warm air and all my little waxed cheeses melt and weep! sad

digerd Sun 07-Jul-13 08:02:38

Just got back from a lovely dog walk - if only the air could stay as fresh all day - sigh.
NO BREEZE at all so far, air very still, so if no breeze gets up for this afternoon, it will be suffocatingly hotsad.
So, now out to water by back climbing roses before it gets too hot, and hoping they will last longer in this heat.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 07-Jul-13 08:10:11

Market trader! Doh!

xTillyx Sun 07-Jul-13 08:45:04

Everyone should wear what they bloody well like in this weather and not feel bad about it. Being a luminous shade of white I've had a lot of 'milk bottle' type comments but I don't care anymore. I'm hot, I'm getting the milk bottles out.

digerd Sun 07-Jul-13 09:11:55

Just done one hour, mostly in the shade, of watering and pruning. Latter was in the sun, didn't manage much and now too warm and back indoors in my east facing wall to floor 2m 38 wide bow window sitting room in 27 degrees.

STILL NO BREEZE. When there is no breeze and scorching hot, cycling is the best as that creates your own breeze - until you stop. SE

digerd Sun 07-Jul-13 09:14:46

I don't cycle any more, so will take a spanish fan with me to waft for 3pm little dog walk. smile

MadeOfStarDust Sun 07-Jul-13 09:27:32

I'm working for a painter/decorator/handyman at the minute - we are crawling in roofspaces replacing wiring... you would not BELIEVE how hot and completely horrid it is....

it is great to be hot if on holiday, or in an air conditioned office, but working in excessive heat is wearing....

valiumredhead Sun 07-Jul-13 09:46:56

It's stifling here. Just watered the garden and was tempted to water myself with the hose !

GloriaSmud Sun 07-Jul-13 09:50:34

Badvoc ~ I'm also keeping an eye on the weather as we're going to be in North Yorkshire that week. So far I think I've managed to work out from the charts that it's going to be slightly cooler, still sunny but with the odd chance of a shower.

GloriaSmud Sun 07-Jul-13 09:57:18

26.7C here (Leicester) already. We're forecast for temps to hit 28c today but I can see us hitting 30C or slightly more again. We got to 30.7C at 4.35pm yesterday.

MadeOfStarDust Sun 07-Jul-13 10:08:51

does nooooooooooooooooobody else have to work in it? <sob>

GloriaSmud Sun 07-Jul-13 10:22:41

<pats Stardust in a manly way on the shoulder>
My Dad used to be a radio engineer (lots of crawling about in mucky uncomfortable places/roof spaces to poke microphones through ceilings of concert halls etc), so I'm sure he would know what you're going through at the moment.

MadeOfStarDust Sun 07-Jul-13 10:32:57

thank you....... GloriaSmud - <sobbing slightly less now>

just doing this for a month to get some extra cash for holidays with DH and the girls.... I was a SAHM/PT dinner lady....

nice to mix things up, but didn't realise how bloomin' hot it would be!!!

Bunbaker Sun 07-Jul-13 10:45:30

"Everyone should wear what they bloody well like in this weather and not feel bad about it. Being a luminous shade of white I've had a lot of 'milk bottle' type comments but I don't care anymore. I'm hot, I'm getting the milk bottles out."

I totally agree. Loose clothes are key. I wore a close fitting vest top for the first part of yesterday and then changed into a loose fitting one in the afternoon and the difference in comfort was astonishing.

We had 25 degrees yesterday and it is forecast for 24 degrees today. Lovely grin

Badvoc Sun 07-Jul-13 10:45:51

Gloria we are in lecis and I can't beleive how hot it is already! sad
Oh....and my dad is an industrial boiler engineer!
This weather makes his job.....uncomfortable smile

amazingmumof6 Sun 07-Jul-13 13:04:36

I've just made kiddy Pimms with apple juice, icecube, sliced lemons, mandarins and fucumbers.
children love it!

gotta buy more tonic water, it's a nice additional taste

pollywollydoodle Sun 07-Jul-13 14:07:54

amazingmum is a fucumber a new sex toy? grin

TwasBrillig Sun 07-Jul-13 14:18:20

I'm fat and hot. I have no idea what to wear and would be hiding in a darkened room if it wasn't for the kids.

amazingmumof6 Sun 07-Jul-13 15:21:02

grin @ polly

I meant cucumbers! wink

digerd Sun 07-Jul-13 16:10:03

I did the wrong thing and risked going out with little furry dog at 3pm. It was purgatory for us both and in 5 minutes we were back home.
To boot, I started sneezing every few seconds which continued indoors and still is with contantly blowing my nose.
Is that hayfever? Never had it in my many decades of lifeconfused
Wish I had not gone out nowsad. I feel clammy and sapped of energy even now.
I was the only one out , except for a young woman sweating and running. It's eerily quiethmm

colditz Sun 07-Jul-13 16:13:29

Go and have a shower, wash that pollen off.

digerd Sun 07-Jul-13 16:32:44

Thanks colditz, I have and not so bad now. Hoping at 6.30 for next and final dog walk, it will have freshened up and cooled off a bit. Phew!

LackaDAISYcal Sun 07-Jul-13 16:58:46

After the kids mithering at me for the paddling pool I ventured in to the attic to get it and almost passed out; so hot and airless up there.

I'm using the tennis as an excuse not to be outside and they are now screaming with glee in cold water.
Ooops, were screaming with glee. DS2 is now screaming as he stood on a bee sad

amazingmumof6 Sun 07-Jul-13 19:26:24

just been to a lovely garden tea party.
it was crazy hot even in the shade.

now hiding inside. lovely breeze in my living room - bliss

Mirage Sun 07-Jul-13 20:22:29

I'll be working outside all day,I'm a gardener.Then I come home and either work on the farm,take the ponies out or work in my polytunnel [I can't even guess how hot it is in there atm].

I'm happy that the weather is so good that we have mown the hay this morning,tedded it this afternoon and it will be baled This time last year it was too wet to do anything and it was a disaster.

digerd Sun 07-Jul-13 21:22:59

Took little dog out at 7pm and all the way was in the shade, so bearable.
No cool breeze in my house today sad

GloriaSmud Sun 07-Jul-13 21:34:19

Highest temp today ~ 31.6C at 5.35pm. There has been more of a breeze though today so it's made everything a bit more bearable.

Campaspe Sun 07-Jul-13 21:42:04

Ok, so half nine at night, and it's still 27 degrees outside in Bristol. I listened to the long range weather forecast, and it looks a if we are stuck with this all week in the south west. Can someone who can interpret the forecasts give me a date when it might cool down? Is this really going to last till the 19th??? sad

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 07-Jul-13 21:44:50

Well work was SHITE! The heat was intense, nobody wanted cheese or pork pies today, tying to stop the wax melting on the cheese was murder, ive developed a fine pair of cankles...

It looks likely to last at least another week campaspe. Maybe cooling down then. Hopefully we will all start to acclimatise a bit by then. Tues/weds/thurs of this week not looking quite so bonkersly hot for the majority.

Bunbaker Sun 07-Jul-13 22:08:17

"Is this really going to last till the 19th??? "

I can guarantee that the weather will break after the 19th because that is when most schools break up.

Badvoc Mon 08-Jul-13 07:33:39

How true.

LackaDAISYcal Mon 08-Jul-13 08:10:41

"Hopefully we will all start to acclimatise a bit by then"

This has hit the nail on the head. If we had luffly weather all the time in the summer, we would all be used to it and would cope so much better. But, as it only happens for a few days (or weeks at most), we are just getting used to it and then it gets cold again and so it goes round and round...

No work for me tonight yayyy! I'm a home care worker and the number of houses I was in on Saturday with either windows closed tight shut, or even worse, with heating on shock was truly staggering! Add to that plastic aprons and I was melting!

ppeatfruit Mon 08-Jul-13 11:16:29

DH has been away and I've coped with just shutters\curtains closed and windows open; now he's wheeled out our very old air conditioner which I HATE!!!

Badvoc Mon 08-Jul-13 13:24:39

Well, I have just ordered a beach tent so no Doubt it will be snowing by the end of the week!

digerd Mon 08-Jul-13 13:47:25

Hooray, there's a lovely fresh breeze today and feels so much cooler - not hot and oppressive at all. I can breathe freely with no problem < still braless though>. No sneezing or blowing my nose either smile.
I've been brought back to life by a fresh breeze grin

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 14:24:10

Me too! Much cooler todaygrin

ppeatfruit Mon 08-Jul-13 16:01:11

There's a breeze but it's 31C. The problem with DH is he lives in A.C. in his car as well so he NEVER gets used to the heat Its sooo unnatural. Even more annoying he complains when the weather's cold!!!!

mignonette Mon 08-Jul-13 16:09:05

I hate it and had a complete temper tantrum this morning because I awoke feeling so hot, sticky and unhygienic. Yuck yuck yuck.

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 20:00:21

Only about 20 here atm, I've suddenly got really hungry and am looking forward to a good night's sleep.

middleagefrumptynumpty Wed 17-Jul-13 01:36:41

Guys, please feel some sympathy for me.
I live on the equator. We have no seasons and every day of the year it is 70-80% humidity and between 32 and 40 degrees. This goes on every day of the year. It has at times driven me into psychotic episodes. Yesterday I took my kids to a park for 2 hours and then I had to have a sleep for 2 hours. I hate the heat and love. My favourite temp is spring/ late summer 18 - 23 degrees. Everyone tells me how lucky I am but seriously the heat makes me cry.

My only advise to you is to buy a couple of free standing fans for any future heat waves. I will add though that I find it funny how all my relatives moan about the cold and rain, but once they have4 hot days in a row, they go stir crazy grin

middleagefrumptynumpty Wed 17-Jul-13 01:37:21

sorry, advice.

loopydoo Fri 16-Aug-13 02:08:24

I absolutely hate it and my dh just doesn't get me and says I whinging all the time. W are currently on holiday on the south of France......what's waste of money! We go out in the morning then come back to apartment for lucnch and either don't go back out or go out about seven o clock at night.

I am wondering whether, along &#373;ith some thyroid conditions, heat intolerance has something to do with blood group? In the real world, my BIL is the only other person I know who cannot stand high temps and is very similar to me when it goes higher than 22-25 deg c.

digerd Fri 16-Aug-13 05:54:17

It is the humidity that wipes me out. Was fine when younger, but not now. My sis , however, who is only 2.9 years younger loves it . My older DB and SIL also have no problems.

Campaspe Sun 18-Aug-13 18:26:16

I don't know if it really has any physical basis. I'm sure I would find the great easier to bear of I wasn't overweight, but even when I was thinner, I didn't enjoy it. I'm watching the forecast with some trepidation at the moment, as out looks as if the hot weather will be returning for a short period. Yikes!

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