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Thursday 2 July 2015

Panic! It’s summer. We’re all doomed I say.

Since I got back from Greece all I see in the media is how we are going to fry this year. Pensioners are ordered to stay in doors (Are we allowed to call them pensioners these days?).

Dr Angie Bone, Head of Extreme Events at PHE, said:

In this continued warm weather, it’s important to remember that high temperatures can be dangerous, especially for people who may be vulnerable such as older people, young children and those with serious illnesses.

They honestly presume that the general public are stupid and can’t work this out for themselves. Whilst in Greece we endured at least half the time with temperatures in the late twenties and early thirties. We didn’t need Public Health Greece to tell us how to look after ourselves. We just took sensible precautions such as if you feel dehydrated, drink more beer.

Apart from yesterday where it edged into the low thirties where I live, the temperatures daily have just stayed in the low twenties with rain today. Not exactly tropical weather.