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To be freezing? And it's not even November

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AbsentmindedWoman · 29/10/2018 20:39

I think London has fallen down to 4 degrees at some point every day since the weekend. Which is nippy but we're not in minus figures.

I am finding it so bloody cold though!! Anyone else the same? Is it because it's been quite mild until now?

My ears were actually tingling with pain from cold coming home this evening Confused

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WickedGoodDoge · 29/10/2018 21:35

It was -4 this morning but there was no wind so I didn’t think it was too bad. Over the past couple of weeks there’s been days when it’s been 5 but blowing a gale and oh so cold!


owlshooting · 29/10/2018 21:38

Bloody freezing too. Heating keeps turning itself off all the time, i don't know why. I am sitting with a huge rug over me and i'm still cold. Had to de ice the car this morning. I just can't cope . i absolutely hate winter.


HeronLanyon · 29/10/2018 21:41

Yes op agree about those who really will struggle in the cold. Quite a few rough sleepers near me and it puts things in perspective ! Reminds me I have some old sleeping bags/coats etc I need to leave out.


fieldgold · 29/10/2018 21:49

Just looked at my (Aldi purchased) weather station.

Says it is 5.9 outdoors, and 21.7 indoors. I have had no heating on since 8oc.

I am sweating lol! Electric blanket winking at me on full blast quite soon.

I dislike the house to be too hot. But needs must now and again.


youarenotkiddingme · 29/10/2018 21:49

I think the fact it was 15-18° and sunny for 4/5 days in a row and then suddenly 4-8° during the day it feels colder.

We haven't really had any long term spells of poorer weather since March when the heatwave blew in 😂


speakout · 29/10/2018 21:50

It was minus 6 when I was scraping my car at 7am this morning. Currently minus 2 in my garden right now.,


borntobequiet · 29/10/2018 21:51

Late October can be like this - Indian summer one week, Arctic blasts the next.
Went to the west of Ireland a few years ago during October half term - it was sleeting at Birmingham airport as we took off. We had a lovely time but had to wrap up warm because the north-westerlies made the normally mild Cork climate more like an icebox.


KindergartenKop · 29/10/2018 21:52

There was ice in the school playground in London this morning!


fieldgold · 29/10/2018 21:55

I love this time of year.

It is great for walking miles and miles with layers. So easy to discard those layers bit by bit (into a backpack), and put them back on again if it gets to cold.

Summer heat is different, not so easy to cool down in Summer.


Motheroffourdragons · 29/10/2018 22:06

I think it just got cold so quickly (north wind?) - last weekend seemed lovely, but this one had a really cold feel to it.

I am looking forward to April.


PhannyMcNee · 29/10/2018 22:09

I’m in Cornwall and have known winters when I’ve counted the number of frosts on one hand. This morning I was scraping ice off the car Shock

DH is worried that he’s going to lose his banana plants as he hasn’t snuggled them up in their winter fleece yet Sad


artemisdubois · 29/10/2018 22:10

Yep, it's not even November and I'm already quarreling with fiancé over the heating - he's hot most of the time and I'm freezing. Thermostat is set to 21 degrees from 6:30-8:30 and 17:00-22:00 and I'm still cold, despite wearing 2x thermal base layers and a jumper in the house (I feel the cold on my top half).

This morning while waiting for my train I was shivering so much I was almost crying.

Feeling very hot or very cold is grim!


toriatoriatoria · 29/10/2018 22:35

I think it feels chilly as it has suddenly dropped, rather than gradually getting down to this temperature.


TheFlis12345 · 29/10/2018 22:43

I think London is pretty mild still. We are still using our 4.5 tog summer duvet and haven't needed to put the heating on yet.


HeronLanyon · 29/10/2018 22:58

Oo er I’m the one above under 26 tog last night and in central London. I may need to toughen up !

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