Ah, I love Britain. I guess it's weather is largely like it's population, scatty and at one extreme or the other :P
So, it's hot here. It's REALLY hot here. At the moment the temperature where I'm sitting is registering at 23degrees C. In the shade.
Wearing all black today probably wasn't going to be the best choice of the day, especially given that...
It always amuses me that we can go from joking about having webbed feet on account of all the water we get here, to roasting in temperatures fit for much more exotic holiday destinations. Take last March where we went from 28 degrees C to snow. Exceptional.
I'm currently melting!
So anyway, what does this article advise us?
Don't sit in the sun (duh)
Move to somewhere cooler if you're hot.... (really?!)
Close your curtains (woah, groundbreaking advice)
Drink water (you should be doing that anyway. It sort of helps with the whole staying alive thing....but DO drink more whilst it's hot. Dehydration sucks)
Don't go beastmode outside. Not a concern for me. I can barely move without sweating here.
Turn off any electrical items you're not using. Obvious so long as you link the fact they generate heat :)
At school here we've been asked to monitor children's fluid intakes and to keep an eye on any children who are fasting for Ramadan. Fairly sound advice.
So, enjoy the heat whilst it's here peeps, be sensible with it I know sunbathing is "addictive" but you'll have to be reasonable :p The sun can fry your head and heatstroke really does suck. Wear a hat, drink plenty of water and don't stay in the sun too long during the day. I think we could all have managed that - even if we're usually drowning ;)