Whether the weather, Whatever the Weather.

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Re: Whether the weather, Whatever the Weather.

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:20 pm

Del wrote:So the flood barriers come and go? Can't they put up higher ones if they know it will be high?


The barriers should be high enough to cope with any likely flood level, they have to be removable as they take up the entire high street through town so you keep you feet wet but it's really difficult to drive from one end of town to the other.
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Re: Whether the weather, Whatever the Weather.

Postby Del » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:21 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:
Del wrote:So the flood barriers come and go? Can't they put up higher ones if they know it will be high?


The barriers should be high enough to cope with any likely flood level, they have to be removable as they take up the entire high street through town so you keep you feet wet but it's really difficult to drive from one end of town to the other.


Sorry if I sound dumb on this... but if you have huge flood barriers how does it flood then?
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Re: Whether the weather, Whatever the Weather.

Postby michelanCello » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:13 pm

Got this from a friend, made me smile :D

The idea of cold is relative…

+20°C The Greek put on their sweaters (if they can find them)
+15°C The Jamaicanians turn on the heating (if they have one)
+10°C The Americans are shivering. The Russians are planting cucomber in their kitchen-garden.
+5°C You can see your breath. Italian cars refuse service.
0°C Water freezes in the USA. In Russia, water gets more dense.
-5°C French cars refuse service.
-15°C The cat wants to sleep with you in bed. The Norvegians get out their sweaters.
-18°C The heating is turned on in Oslo. The Russians go on their last season-holiday.
-20°C American cars refuse service.
-25°C German cars won’t work. Jamaicans died out.
-30°C Authorities start debating on the homeless issue. The cat sleeps in pyjamas.
-35°C Too cold to think. Japan cars refuse service.
-40°C Swedish cars refuse service.
-42°C All traffic’s down in Europe. The Russians are eating ice-cream on the street.
-45°C Are there any Greek left?
-50°C Eyebrows freeze between two blinks.
-60°C Polar bears move south.
-70°C Even Hell’s frozen.
-70°C Santa evacuates from the North-Pole. The Russians put on their warm hats.
-80°C The Russians won’t take off their gloves not even for pouring vodka into their glass.

-114°C Alcohol freezes. The Russians are really p***ed now.
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Re: Whether the weather, Whatever the Weather.

Postby Del » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:27 pm

:lol: it was around 20C last night and we used a light duvet.
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Re: Whether the weather, Whatever the Weather.

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:44 am

Del wrote:
The Mad Collector wrote:
Del wrote:So the flood barriers come and go? Can't they put up higher ones if they know it will be high?


The barriers should be high enough to cope with any likely flood level, they have to be removable as they take up the entire high street through town so you keep you feet wet but it's really difficult to drive from one end of town to the other.


Sorry if I sound dumb on this... but if you have huge flood barriers how does it flood then?


Because they only protect part of the town, basically one stretch along the riverfront and some properties are the wrong side of the barriers when they get set up. They are also only on the north bank of the river, everyone on the south side floods.

An extra problem is that a lot of the properties have cellars and the water manages to effectively go under the barrier and rise up in the property. I was talking to one shop owner who one morning when he looked through his door there was over a foot of water in the shop but the pavement was just damp so when he opened up all this water rushed out.
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Re: Whether the weather, Whatever the Weather.

Postby =Tamar » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:50 am

michelanCello wrote:Got this from a friend, made me smile :D

The idea of cold is relative…
[snip]
-70°C Santa evacuates from the North-Pole. The Russians put on their warm hats.
-80°C The Russians won’t take off their gloves not even for pouring vodka into their glass.
-114°C Alcohol freezes. The Russians are really p***ed now.


-120 C The Finns put on their jackets and begin to hunt for their mittens.

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Re: Whether the weather, Whatever the Weather.

Postby Penfold » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:56 am

And at Newcastle, Geordie football supporters start putting on their shirts. :lol:
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Re: Whether the weather, Whatever the Weather.

Postby AuntyVague » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:25 am

I'm with the Jamaicans!
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Re: Whether the weather, Whatever the Weather.

Postby Catch-up » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:02 pm

I wish I were with the Jamaicans. It's brutally cold out there today.
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Re: Whether the weather, Whatever the Weather.

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:18 pm

And the Scots start to dig out underwear to put on under their kilts. :lol: (icicles get heavy) ;)
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Re: Whether the weather, Whatever the Weather.

Postby Catch-up » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:33 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:And the Scots start to dig out underwear to put on under their kilts. :lol: (icicles get heavy) ;)


:lol: Reminds me of when we were on our honeymoon. We had a stop in Munich during Octoberfest, shared a table with a German group there for a convention. There were Scottish performers going around and one of the women we were sitting with just HAD to ask. They were happy to visually answer her question. :oops:
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Re: Whether the weather, Whatever the Weather.

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:47 pm

:lol: :lol: Well it would be rude not to. :mrgreen:
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Re: Whether the weather, Whatever the Weather.

Postby Tiffany » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:49 pm

michelanCello wrote:Got this from a friend, made me smile :D

The idea of cold is relative…

+20°C The Greek put on their sweaters (if they can find them)
+15°C The Jamaicanians turn on the heating (if they have one)
+10°C The Americans are shivering. The Russians are planting cucomber in their kitchen-garden.
+5°C You can see your breath. Italian cars refuse service.
0°C Water freezes in the USA. In Russia, water gets more dense.
-5°C French cars refuse service.
-15°C The cat wants to sleep with you in bed. The Norvegians get out their sweaters.
-18°C The heating is turned on in Oslo. The Russians go on their last season-holiday.
-20°C American cars refuse service.
-25°C German cars won’t work. Jamaicans died out.
-30°C Authorities start debating on the homeless issue. The cat sleeps in pyjamas.
-35°C Too cold to think. Japan cars refuse service.
-40°C Swedish cars refuse service.
-42°C All traffic’s down in Europe. The Russians are eating ice-cream on the street.
-45°C Are there any Greek left?
-50°C Eyebrows freeze between two blinks.
-60°C Polar bears move south.
-70°C Even Hell’s frozen.
-70°C Santa evacuates from the North-Pole. The Russians put on their warm hats.
-80°C The Russians won’t take off their gloves not even for pouring vodka into their glass.

-114°C Alcohol freezes. The Russians are really p***ed now.



Brilliant!!! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Whether the weather, Whatever the Weather.

Postby Will of Lancre » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:53 pm

Penfold wrote:And at Newcastle, Geordie football supporters start putting on their shirts. :lol:


I seem to remember a Geordie version of that temperature scale.

It ended with:

−273.15°C: Absolute zero. Hell freezes over. Sunderland win the Cup. :D
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Re: Whether the weather, Whatever the Weather.

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:22 pm

There's also a Scottish one which ends with Hell freezing over, but Scottish football fans still won't support England.
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