Wednesday, July 19, 2006

English Weather

Yes I know its a boring topic. I also know that it generally rains..and people curse that..but its not been this hot for a long long long time. Temperatures have hit 35 and are rising. The roads are melting

The trains are being cancelled and delayed as train tracks buckle with the heat. The beer is sold out and you cant buy an Air Conditioner or a Fan in the market. They have sold out.

Ladies and Gentlemen..ITS HOT!

Bearing in mind that houses on this part of the planet are designed to keep the heat in and the cold out, means windows and doors are small and placed to avoid drafts and cross ventilation. Which now means that I can warm anything in my house without a flame..its hot enough.

The fact that airconditioning is a concept few people know about or bother to invest in means..its a slow roast in offices and restaurants.

Have consideration also for the fact that at this latitude the sun rise is at 5am and sets at about 9.30pm..with darkness falling at about means sleep is little if any at all. So we have the Sun lord raging across the skies at all times...and its a bit unbearable.

The point of this all. The weather in England always sucks. Either its too hot, or too cold, or too wet, or too windy, too dark, or too bright. Its never perfect. And whoever told you the English summer is gorgeous was lying.

Its hot and its never been this bad ever before!! Perhaps heading to India right now might not a be a bad idea afterall!!

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