It’s All Relative

So in the UK we’re experiencing a “heatwave.”  I put that in quotations because this is the weather warning issued by Met Office (who issues severe weather warnings here) posted on the BBC website:

UK Warnings

Weather Warning

Sunday 14th 2013

There is a LEVEL 3 heatwave warning in force for southwest England for the remainder of Saturday and until 2000 on Sunday.

Temperatures in this area are likely to be in excess of 30 degrees Celsius by day and no lower than 15 degrees Celsius by night.

If you want more information about hot weather and your health please visit If you are concerned about your health or somebody you care for, please contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647, or your local pharmacist.

Valid from 1500 on Saturday 13th – 2000 on Sunday 14th July.


Yes, you read that correctly, apparently around here temperatures above 30° Celsius (86° F) constitute a warning.  I made a joke to a Brit I work with that 30° C is likely the average low temperature for Texas in July & August (its not, but not that far off).  We’ve been taking full advantage of the gorgeous weather and have been outside quite often this weekend.  I’m just hoping the beautiful weather is in Scotland later this week for our trip!