Is it hot today?

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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby Laslomas » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:35 am

I thought it was just me, but I could not believe the heat in the air yesterday, early afternoon. I am glad I saw this thread as I can now put a name, or two to the phenomena. It was as I imagine it would be in a fan oven. The wind was very strong causing quite a bit of damage to pergolas and plants too.

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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby Mowser » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:02 am

I opened the door yesterday afternoon and it was like opening an oven door. Spanish neighbours are complaining about the heat already.
ps ... If Julian were here, he'd be talking about paint drying.
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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby knowal » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:54 am

El Cid wrote:Never take any notice of a thermometer that isn't in the shade and preferably not attached to your house. Find some area in shade all the time that gets access to the fresh air.
If it's not then the reading will be inaccurate.
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Exactly, 48° in the sun is utterly meaningless.

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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby gus-lopez » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:57 am

White Horse wrote:
El Cid wrote:Never take any notice of a thermometer that isn't in the shade and preferably not attached to your house. Find some area in shade all the time that gets access to the fresh air.
If it's not then the reading will be inaccurate.
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Exactly, 48° in the sun is utterly meaningless.
Not if you've had to stand in it welding ! :lol:
Todos somos Lorca.

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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby oliveview01 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:37 pm

The thermometer that got the sun (and said 48 deg) is in the shade till late afternoon.... I do know it is a silly reading, it was on the wall, again in the shade, and was taken down when the house was painted and popped onto a window ledge..... waiting for a new hole to be drilled in the wall (in the shade) :lol:
We will get around to it mañana, when ever mañana is :lol: :lol:

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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby kexon » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:23 pm

Hi,Temp here was supposed to be 37c yesterday,it felt a hell of a lot hotter than that to me and horridly humid.Hope we are not going to have an extra hot summer here as they did about six/seven years ago when it hit 50c!!

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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby Chunky Monky » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:12 pm

Just waiting for the start of the fire season. :thumbdown:

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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby knowal » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:38 pm

kexon wrote:Hi,Temp here was supposed to be 37c yesterday,it felt a hell of a lot hotter than that to me and horridly humid.Hope we are not going to have an extra hot summer here as they did about six/seven years ago when it hit 50c!!
I've never heard of the temperature in Spain exceeding 48C - reliable recordings say that it was 47.8°C in Murcia on July 29, 1976.

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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby hiker » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:38 am

As my name suggests, I do lot of hill walking and yesterday was my last day of the walking season.

these last two weeks have been very difficult so I'm very happy the season is over. :thumbup:

However I'm still receiving requests to guide walks during July and August. I'm refusing because its quite dangerous in the mountains during the heat.
I read in a local newspaper of a few walkers who died from the heat last week whilst walking around the mountains in Malaga.

Be careful, peeps.....
putting the "ANDA" into Andalucía..:)

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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby kexon » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:22 pm

I read it in a newspaper several years ago,where the temps were so high in Seville people just didnt want to go out at all unless they had run out of food,maybe it was further back than six or seven years ago?

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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby quebin » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:17 pm

The fire helicopter was transporting water on Thursday afternoon,it was passing overhead in Velez Malaga after filling up at Torre Del Mar.

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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby annfoto » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:27 pm

The fire helicopter was transporting water on Thursday afternoon
Was he topping up your pool? :shifty:
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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby annfoto » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:29 pm

oliveview01 wrote:The thermometer that got the sun (and said 48 deg) is in the shade till late afternoon.... I do know it is a silly reading, it was on the wall, again in the shade, and was taken down when the house was painted and popped onto a window ledge..... waiting for a new hole to be drilled in the wall (in the shade) :lol:
We will get around to it mañana, when ever mañana is :lol: :lol:
Is the Paint dry yet? :P
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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby country boy » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:41 pm

Julian got expelled for saying that! :silent:

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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby knowal » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:57 pm

Please don't mention him, I have a few tears each time I think of the dearly departed, I miss him so much. :wink:

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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby country boy » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:59 pm

:lol:

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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby avellana » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:02 pm

This blog, in Spanish, might explain it.
http://tinyurl.com/cx9lkzu

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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby katy » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:17 pm

We spent a few days there one June. It was 43C in the shade and by 2pm we had to return to the hotel and sit with the air-conditioning on.

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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby Mowser » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:22 pm

There is a non-accredited record by the National Institute of Meteorology which is 47.2 °C (117 °F) on 1 August during the 2003 heat wave, according to a weather station (83910 LEZL) located in the southern part of Seville Airport, near the abandoned military zone.
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Re: Is it hot today?

Postby Free at Last » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:53 pm

avellana wrote:This blog, in Spanish, might explain it.
http://tinyurl.com/cx9lkzu
Thanks for that. Those graphs really show how sudden the spike in temperatures was and how short a time they lasted for - thank goodness.


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