The Heat

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Mr Teddy Bear
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The Heat

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The temperatures are forecast to hit close to 40 C or 100 F on Monday & Tuesday. These are temp's in the shade!

Living in South Glos for the past 20 years I 've had to contend with some very unpleasant high temp's in the past.

So some well meaning advice for those of us living further North who may well not have experienced this sort of heat in the U.K :)

If your in all day then keep the curtains closed to keep the heat out [windows fitted with K Glass let the heat in :slapme ] where the sun bears directly onto a window keep the window shut, this stops the brick heated air from entering.
Only open windows on the side of the house in shade, this does make a difference!

I stop drinking hot drinks and keep a jug of chilled water in the fridge. Take a siesta between 12 - 3pm!

Remember that as you get older your tolerance to extreme heat grows less!


:wine keep hydrated and avoid excess amounts of alcohol!
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All good tips. I am planning on staying in a cool room or in the shade and not doing very much.

Thankfully by Weds it’s all over and we’re back into more pleasant summer temperatures.
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I also open the front door and windows in the morning when it’s colder on the shady side. This morning, the inside walls were almost cold to the touch! The secret is to shut them before inside temperature equalises with the outside!

I also have several freezer packs in the lounge which, as they melt, cause water vapour to condense on them. Whether it produces any significant, cooling or dehumidifying, I don’t know!

And don’t forget, if you become dehydrated, water at room temperature is better for you.
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Draw the curtains and open all windows slightly in all rooms. This creates a draught through the house and keeps the air cool and circulating. Mind you, having cavity wall insulation pays off too!
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I forgot to add that I open the loft hatch, on the principle that heat rises. It appears to help.
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No humans or cats suffered here, but I think the heatwave was responsible for making the headlining on our best 25 GTi let go after 22 years :mope
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