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Poll: How Hot Will It Be In Norwood in 2006? (48 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the highest daily temperature in your forecast?

  1. More than 43 Celsius, 109 Fahrenheit (2 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  2. 43 Celsius, 109 Fahrenheit (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. 42 Celsius, 108 Fahrenheit (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. 41 Celsius, 106 Fahrenheit (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. 40 Celsius, 104 Fahrenheit (3 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  6. 39 Celsius, 102 Fahrenheit (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. 38 Celsius, 100 Fahrenheit (4 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  8. 37 Celsius, 99 Fahrenheit (6 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  9. 36 Celsius, 97 Fahrenheit (8 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  10. 35 Celsius, 95 Fahrenheit (7 votes [14.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.58%

  11. 34 Celsius, 93 Fahrenheit (8 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  12. 33 Celsius, 91 Fahrenheit (4 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  13. 32 Celsius, 90 Fahrenheit (4 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  14. 31 Celsius, 88 Fahrenheit (2 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  15. 30 Celsius, 86 Fahrenheit (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  16. Less than 30 Celsius, 86 Fahrenheit (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#16 Axean

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 12:33 PM

The temperature in my garden reached 40 (thermometer shaded) on Saturday

Well, according to the Marks & Spencer weather station that I got for my birthday the maximum in the shade temp it has registered was 41.0cJGX

It looks like we both back each other up. The max temperature reaches is 41C, and this is a far more relevent temperature for Norwood than the "standard" temperatures taken in the middle of a field in shade.

Edited by Axean, 04 July 2006 - 12:34 PM.


#17 andreas

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 12:50 PM

maybe. But I can see the point in the Met Office using shady locations for standard measurements. In particular, the thermometer must be in a position where it cannot be directly touched by the sun's rays, otherwise the temperature can shoot up into the 50s or higher.

My little thermometer is tucked into a shady corner and hasn't yet made it above 32 degrees - the hottest was 31.9 on Sunday; yesterday was 31.2.

But as you say Axean and JGX, surfaces exposed to the sun obviously get much hotter than this - and for measuring the impacts on human comfort in an urban location perhaps your higher temperatures are the more relevant.
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#18 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 01:50 PM

Rain rain rain beautiful rain.

Elephant and Castle is now sodden. Torrential rain. :D

But I'm told it's still warm inside. I shan't be checking the accuracy of this information just yet....
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#19 gekko

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 01:57 PM

Nooooo.....it can't rain. I've left my umbrella at home. It's not supposed to rain until tomorrow :o .
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Posted 04 July 2006 - 01:58 PM

Just had a real downpour here in Sussex

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 02:17 PM

Shade temperature is used because a shaded thermometer will come into thermal equilibrium with the air, so it actually tells you the air temperature. If you put a thermometer in direct sun, you only measure the temperature that that thermometer reaches. Something with different radiative and other thermal properties (car, tree, tarmac road, person) could reach a very different temperature.

Hope the rain has washed away some of those nasty particulates.

#22 weeble

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 02:24 PM

Is it really raining in E&C?! :o

It is bright and sunny here on Oxford Street!

#23 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 02:26 PM

The rain has now dissipated in E&C and the sun is now back. :angry:
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#24 katb

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 02:52 PM

I think it was a fairly localised E&C monsoon.

Typical, though, I had to go and pick up a parcel during it.... :rolleyes:

Edited by katb, 04 July 2006 - 03:55 PM.


#25 RachelF

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 02:59 PM

No we had it in Clerkenwell too. Thunder and all
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#26 gekko

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 03:02 PM

Nothing like that in White City, just a little overcast and broken air con :rolleyes: :(
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#27 charlie

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 07:17 AM

Are there any statistics to show that workforce productivity in London drops in these temperatures?


Found these statistics courtesy of Saturday's Guardian.

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78% of workers say their working environments harm creativity and ability to get the job done

35% of UK offices don’t have air conditioning and rely on open windows or fans

18% of workers say they have had office arguments over how hot or cold the temperature should be

81% of workers find it difficult to concentrate at work if the office temperature is higher than the norm

62% of workers reckon that when they’re too hot they take up to 25% longer than usual to complete a task

65% of male office workers are expected to wear a shirt, jacket and tie all year

17% of staff have been reprimanded for wearing an unsuitable outfit to work in order to keep cool

25 degrees C – the temperature at which heat exhaustion can begin

24 degrees C maximum air temperature recommended by the World Health Organisation for workers to work comfortably

16 degrees C or 13 degrees C for strenuous physical work: minimum temperature recommended by the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations1992

2 pints an hour – how much water workers can lose through sweating in hot areas.



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#28 loplop

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 10:00 AM

It's got so hot lately that The Colby Arms has gone al fresco with a couple of unsturdy looking tables with assorted chairs on the pavement of Gipsy Hill.
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#29 Nick

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 09:28 PM

By Wednesday it is forecast to be up to 35 degrees. Hang onto your sun cream.
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#30 gekko

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 09:07 AM

So 'fess up people - which two of you voted that it was going to reach over 43 degrees? :D
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