The Weather

You know how much I like to talk about people talking about the weather? Remember back in the winter when it was all over the news "Deaths from cold soar" and "Prepare for the worst winter ever" and similar stuff... Well, now we're at the OTHER end of the scale, but this time it's too hot for everyone.

Britain is braced for the hottest day of the year so far today with temperatures forecast to rocket to 36C.

Experts said the heatwave will show no sign of relenting as hot winds from France boost temperatures further.

Monday and Tuesday have already seen the two hottest days of the year so far with temperatures of up to 33.2C.

Matt Dobson, of the PA WeatherCentre, said: "It has been amazingly hot over France and the extra bit of hot air will move across the UK and that will boost the temperatures further."

If the mercury does reach 36C it will match the hottest July day, set on July 22, 1911, in Epsom, Surrey.

The highest UK temperature ever recorded was 38.5C in Faversham, Kent, on August 10, 2003.

British temperatures this week have outstripped popular holiday destinations including Athens, Bermuda, Rio de Janeiro and Rome.

Forecasters expect a bank of showers coming in from the South West to offer some respite tonight and tomorrow but the weekend should still be very warm.

The heatwave has sparked a series of health warnings over fears for the safety of elderly and vulnerable people.
Am I the only person that can grasp the fact that moaning about the weather WON'T change it? Mother Nature won't hear the three million people complaining and think "You know what, they're right - I'll just turn this termostat down a bit". Now granted, I can understand the concerns of 90% of the parents in the playground, as the kids don't understand the dangers - they just see the sun and run onto the playing field. But to complain about the weather and wishing it was raining or windy or whatever - get a grip.

You wait - come November, everyone will be depressed because it's constantly raining and windy and gloomy. Sure, I don't exactly like it when it's grey, raining and windy, but it's either A) Stay in and close the curtains, or B) Get on with it - it's just rain.

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