Heatwave in Europe! Could this be a repeat of 2003?

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Heatwave in Europe! Could this be a repeat of 2003?

Postby Alan A. » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:00 am

Authorities fear current heatwave in parts of Europe could rival 2003....

l'express

Bordeaux under the blow torch....

The latest heatwave was expected to continue and even get worse this week, forecasters said, with temperatures as high as 38 Celsius (100 Fahrenheit) in the southwest and centre-west.
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Re: Heatwave in Europe! Could this be a repeat of 2003?

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:08 am

Just spoke to mother in the uk....38 degrees in the kitchen,one fan.
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Re: Heatwave in Europe! Could this be a repeat of 2003?

Postby Jenise » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:30 am

38...that's around 105F? Ouch, poor mum!
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Re: Heatwave in Europe! Could this be a repeat of 2003?

Postby Tim York » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:48 am

Too soon to say. The peak in 2003 was in August after a torrid periods in June and a more reasonable July.

We are sweltering here today at 35°C (95°F), but storms are on their way from West (probably already in Bordeaux) and some easing off to 29/30°C (approx 85°F) is forecast from tomorrow. The forecasts out 10 day (for what they are worth) are also for slightly cooler temperatures.
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Re: Heatwave in Europe! Could this be a repeat of 2003?

Postby Michael Pronay » Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:10 am

No way to repeat 2003. Three years ago the heat started by May with ten days of over 30°C in Austrian winegrowing regions, the heat lasting well into September, i.e. some 120 days of heat.

In 2006, we had snow in May and a rather dismal June.
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Re: Heatwave in Europe! Could this be a repeat of 2003?

Postby Otto » Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:31 pm

Could this be a repeat of 2003?


Dear God, I hope not. I would like some good wine made.
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Re: Heatwave in Europe! Could this be a repeat of 2003?

Postby David M. Bueker » Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:44 pm

Could this be a repeat of 2003?


Only in the marketing brochures.
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Re: Heatwave in Europe! Could this be a repeat of 2003?

Postby Dave Erickson » Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:25 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:
Could this be a repeat of 2003?


Only in the marketing brochures.


All too true! :lol:
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