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Freezing this morning

     
12:59 pm on Jan 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Well it was -7.5c this morning in Westley near Bury St Edmunds, coldest ive ever experienced.

So whats it like where you are ?

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Overcast but 28C in Cape Town
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In Blackfield (near Southampton) it was -2C. Not the coldest I've known but still too bloody cold if you ask me. I blame the government.
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Currently -8C at 8:13 am.

A bit brisk this morning.

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Was -2 in London this morning.
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-6C was the low here in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands today. The dykes and lakes have been frozen for more than a week and loads of people are having fun on ice skates.
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Somewhere in the 25 to 30 celsius, I have not checked, but it is always in that range here.

Maybe that is why so many British people live here .... mostly here to stay as well. Low cost of living, some culture (like the literary festival in a few weeks), and the sea all probably help as well.

There are a few Dutch (but then their ancestors - and mine - built the nicest bit of the place, the colonial fort) and a scattering of other immigrants

9:50 pm on Jan 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

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it's about 15C where I am in Spain

However more to the point Essex_Boy should be worrying more about his weight (see his other thread in Foo)

10:47 pm on Jan 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Essex and others, you don't know what cold is. -7.5C is +18F, which is just starting to qualify as "cold" (as opposed to "chilly") in my neck of the woods. :)

It's been a fairly warm winter here in central Illinois, so we've only had a few days so far this winter where the *high* temperature for the day was -3F or thereabouts, which equates to -19C. The coldest I've ever experienced was somewhere in the neighborhood of -20F (-29C) with a driving wind making for a windchill around -80 (-62C).

And Illinois is by no means the most frigid place in America to be. Go north to the latitude of London and it's a *lot* colder.

It's not "cold" outside until the contents of your nose freeze when you breathe! ;)

For some practical advice: Go outside and take a brisk walk. You'll find the cool air bracing and invigorating once you get used to it. Just don't work so hard that you breathe too quickly or deeply - you'll want the air warmer before it reaches your lungs.

On a side note, does anyone else find it strange that Celsius degrees are so much bigger than regular degrees? Fahrenheit is a much more precise scale.

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Dorset, UK @ 23:00 : already -8 C (17 F) and still falling.
11:18 pm on Jan 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

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+23F Minneapolis, MN, USA
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-40C here (interestingly it's the same as -40F)

I can't remember why I live here (Fairbanks, AK)

7:47 am on Jan 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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On a side note, does anyone else find it strange that Celsius degrees are so much bigger than regular degrees? Fahrenheit is a much more precise scale.

We use fractions and decimal points as well....
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Salzburg, Austria, -6C in the morning.
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Milton Keynes, was -6.5C yesterday at 08:30, and -3.5C at 18:00

Today, I walked out the door and felt positively warm- at a 'mild' -0.5C!

Not only do we use decimals, but I normally hear F temp as "in the 90's", so no score for accuracy there

Edit for mis-spelling "accuracy"

[edited by: Shaddows at 9:58 am (utc) on Jan. 7, 2009]

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On a side note, does anyone else find it strange that Celsius degrees are so much bigger than regular degrees? Fahrenheit is a much more precise scale.

Fahrenheit is basically a pretty stupid scale. It is based on body temperature being 100 degrees (it isn't) for the high. The origins of the zero point have been disputed for years.

At least C is based on universal constants.

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universal constants

At exactly sea level at a precise latitude (can't remember where).

"Water" does not exist at zero pressure (sublimates from ice to steam when it gets hot enough- anyone know what temperature?). As such, the boiling and freezing point does not exist either.

Anyway, they're both stupid.

Its 273K at the moment.

[edited by: Shaddows at 10:03 am (utc) on Jan. 7, 2009]

1:07 pm on Jan 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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No ice on the car this morning (Chiltern Hills, UK)so things may be warming up. I just hope our ungritted country roads will thaw today. The detour to keep to main roads when leaving my village made me miss my train.
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No ice on the car this morning in Blackfield (Nr Southampton) either but right now in Southampton it seems much colder than yesterday but Google tells me it is 2 degrees C.

I prefer the Spring and Autumn.

I agree that farenheit is a silly way to measure temperature just like pounds and ounces, feet and inches and pounds shillings and pence it was invented ages ago by simple folk who couldn't grasp the concept of "user friendly" measuring systems.

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I prefer base-10 systems as well, simply for scalability. OTOH many of the imperial measurements used the wonderful properties of the number 12.

12 can be divided (or, quite literally, shared) between 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6.

Base-16 measurements can be halved, halved and halved again.

Base-10 can only be shared by 2 or 5, so not so useful for actual real-world stuff, only for calculation. As calculation became more important to most people than counting (for MOST people, only in the last few generations), metric units rose in prominance.

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However more to the point Essex_Boy should be worrying more about his weight- Nah not now with this weather, I need all the excess blubber to keep me warm !
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It is between 15 to 25 these days in Dubai, we need to enjoy it a lot now before it all turns to a stove in June.
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8C in the sunny south of Spain (that's cool here!).
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We're having a bit of a thaw here in Southeast, Ontario, Canada. It's been a balmy -7 for the last week or so ;~)

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Typical Florida January day: warm and sunny. I had to turn on the A/C this afternoon.
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My sons purchased a safari top for my Jeep as a Christmas present, so of course I had to take the doors off to match the "open air" look. Kind of breezy and cool, but this time of year daytime temps tend to be high 70s F in the Mid-Pacific.
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Is that a convention for those that are using 0.5 C increments? And you're right, for the most part we (in the US) talk about weather in the low 20s. I don't think many people can tell the difference between 21F and 22F. It's accuracy that does not really matter unless we're "above or below" the freezing point.
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Weird today, brisk morning with a little frost on the car but just outside the village hit fog and the worst black ice that I have ever come across.
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We have had snow over night in Haverhill, heavy fog settling in now, roll on summer. At least the temp will be around 10 C then ;)
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I need all the excess blubber to keep me warm!

I'm sure it does burn extra calories just to keep yourself warm in this weather, so we can consider it a helping hand with the new year weight loss plan!

There are even those that would go so far as to say that central heating has played a part in our current obesity problem in the west.

Today, I walked out the door and felt positively warm- at a 'mild' -0.5C!

Had the exact same conversation with someone here today, it is bizarre! It *never* normally gets this cold down here, not for more than the odd night anyway - still no snow though :(

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