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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Veness View Post
    2.45pm and the rain thunderstorms are back... Sheesh.
    Save Susan watering the grass and garden!
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    Having been away for a few days, we've returned to discover there have been TWO WHOLE DAYS with no rain!! Mind you, that still means we've had in excess of 10 inches in June to date (with a usual monthly average of 8.75) and the grass (and weeds!) are all growing at 100mph. I cut the grass on Monday evening just before we left and today (Sat) it urgently needs cutting again. That's the sub-tropics for you, folks!

    Mind you, it was even hotter (and more humid) down in the Keys, where we're just back from. The Heat Index there was pushing 110F (43C) several days, and being out in that kind of heat is just totally debilitating. We're glad to be back in the 'cool' of Orlando (where it's 'only' 88F/31C at 11.30am, with the humidity taking the Heat Index to 98/36). In all honesty, it's pretty sweaty all round!

    The long-range forecast insists we should get another 3 dry days before we revert to 'summer normal,' with the usual "40-50% chance of storms." Temperature-wise, we'll be pushing the envelope again at 94-95.

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    It feels like the heat from the Keys has followed us back to Orlando. It's currently at 91F (32C), with the Heat Index - at 9.21am! It has the potential to be at 103/39 (inc the HI) by mid-afternoon. Don't think we'll be going out much today!!

    There's not a lot of cloud around, either, and there is a zero per cent chance of rain, which means conditions are ripe for sunstroke if people aren't taking in enough water (or getting into the A/C from time to time).

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    OK, now we've had 5 straight days without even the hint of any rain. This summer is really all over the place. Mind you, it hasn't cooled down any. It was 95/35 again today, and is still 84/28 at 11pm!! We are barely dropping back into the 70sF at night, and that makes for some serious heat as it warms up again!

    The forecast changes for the rest of the week as of tomorrow, though; back to the "50% chance of storms" again.

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    Heat begets more heat, it seems. This morning, still with no cloud in sight, it was 80F/26C by 8am, 88/31 by 10am, and the Heat Index (temp + humidity) is already over 100 (in fact, it is now at 102/38 at 10.15). In theory, there will be enough moisture around this afternoon to spark up some cloud, and thunderstorms, and that will drop the temp a bit, but it is just brutal out there right now!

    Hydrate, people, hydrate!!

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    Hide, people, hide!

    OK, so the Heat Index is now at 110F/43C over on the Atlantic coast this afternoon, and there are actually Heat Warnings being issued for the coastal counties to our east. Here in Orlando, the air temp is at 97/36, but the HI says 107/41, and that's something you really need to pay attention to. The predicted afternoon thunderstorms are also nowhere to be seen, hence things are still super-heated at the moment. Hopefully, the storms will appear later on, but we're hearing from people at Universal today that it is tough to be outside any of the main attractions.

    #TheHeatGoesOn

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    The storms did, in fact, appear later on. Instead of the 4pm thunderstorm, we got the 7pm version, which rumbled on for almost 2 hours. In the end, there were quite a few around and, while the amount of rain was relatively minimal, it has dropped the temp tonight (at 10.30pm) back to 75F/C, which is much closer to what we'd expect at this time of year. Hopefully, that will mean less of the really oppressive heat tomorrow. As ever, we shall see...

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    The official stats for yesterday are now in, and Orlando hit 98F/36C at one point, just 1 degree off the record for June (set just 3 years ago). Today, we will be at 'only' 97, but that is still plenty, plenty hot (and around 105-106/40-41 with the Heat Index). The forecasters still think we will drop back to something approaching June/July normal (around 91/33 ) in the next few days, but, with more rain, the humidity is likely to increase. Phew!

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    Well, this week's forecast for more rain, and a lowering of the really high temps, looks like being something of a bust. We had a fairly brief shower 2 days ago, but yesterday and today have both seen the high temps continue, along with little to no sign of any rain or thunderstorms. We hit 96F/35C yesterday and are close to it again today and, while there is SOME cloud around, it's not what you'd expect by this stage in summer, during the wettest month. The longer-range forecast still insists we will cool down (a bit) by early July, but it would be good if it was sooner rather than later!

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    Must be concerning that there may be the possibility of bush fires with so little rain.

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