Saturday, 29 June 2013
Here Comes The Sun
Spare a thought then for the people in Western USA as the weatherman is saying the mercury is expected to hit 54C or 130F this weekend in California and the officials have set up a number of safety measures such as cooling stations for the homeless and elderly.
200 people were treated for heat problems at an outdoor concert and another 30 hospitalised for heat-related injuries at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas yesterday and rangers took up positions in Nevada to persuade people not to hike.
Zookeepers in Phoenix hosed down the elephants and fed tigers frozen fish snacks. Dogs also treated for burnt paws on scorched pavement and airlines kept close watch on the heat for concerns that flights could be delayed as high temperatures make it more difficult for planes to take off.
National Weather Service meteorologist Mark O'Malley said: 'This is the hottest time of the year but the temperatures that we'll be looking at for Friday through Sunday throughout a lot of the southwestern United States is going to be baking hot.'
I don't know if 'baking hot' is a proper meteorological term but it is something -ing hot anyway.
Stay cool, slap on the suncream and if you are one of those people who insist on asking 'Hot enough for yer?' to everyone, don't, because it is really, really annoying.