UV index 4 from 29 March

User avatar
Adam D
Posts: 3574
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:47 pm
Location: Scotland

Re: UV index 3 from 8 March

Post by Adam D » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:52 am

Nathan wrote:A UV of 5 is forecast here next week icon_sunny
We rarely see 5, even in mid-summer :lol:


otorongo
Posts: 1428
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:12 pm
Location: sub-subtropical London

Re: UV index 3 from 8 March

Post by otorongo » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:12 pm

After today's lunch I can feel that lovely, summery scent of skin that has received solar pleasure icon_sunny


Steph
Posts: 993
Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:25 pm
Location: East London, bordering Essex.

Re: UV index 3 from 8 March

Post by Steph » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:42 pm

Are you saying we actually got some D?

Wondered why I've been happy pushing plants around the patio.


otorongo
Posts: 1428
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:12 pm
Location: sub-subtropical London

Re: UV index 3 from 8 March

Post by otorongo » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:20 am

I think one of the sources of the difference between the MetOffice and other sites is not how the UV index is measured but how it's rounded. UV index is a real number on a continuum, but most sites give it as an integer - 0, 1, 2, 3 etc. Some sites may round it down (so for example 2.6 will become 2) whereas other sites will round it to the nearest integer (making 2.6 show up as 3).


otorongo
Posts: 1428
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:12 pm
Location: sub-subtropical London

Re: UV index 3 from 8 March

Post by otorongo » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:22 am

Steph wrote:Are you saying we actually got some D?

Wondered why I've been happy pushing plants around the patio.
It's more than just vitamin D. If it was that simple, we could live in underground tunnels, pop vit D pills and be happy ;)


otorongo
Posts: 1428
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:12 pm
Location: sub-subtropical London

Re: UV index 4 from 29 March

Post by otorongo » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:52 am

Index 4 this Saturday :DD


Nathan
Posts: 4101
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:51 pm
Location: St Paul's Bay, Malta

Re: UV index 4 from 29 March

Post by Nathan » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:49 pm

UV as high as 8 forecast here next week! :shock:
Malta - USDA Zone 11a


User avatar
stephenprudence
Posts: 9028
Joined: Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:40 pm
Location: Heswall, Wirral

Re: UV index 4 from 29 March

Post by stephenprudence » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:02 pm

UV 1&2 here this week... It won't reach 3 or 4 until May-ish..
Heswall, Wirral, UK
USDA equivalent average temperature zone: 9a/RHS zone 3
AHS Heat Zone: 1
Last 5 winter minimums:
2007: -0.1C, 2008: -4.2C, 2009: -5.7C, 2010: -10.5 (record), 2011: -4.9C, 2012: -5.3, 2013: -4.5C (so far)


otorongo
Posts: 1428
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:12 pm
Location: sub-subtropical London

Re: UV index 4 from 29 March

Post by otorongo » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:22 pm

Nathan wrote:UV as high as 8 forecast here next week! :shock:
Wow man, things are getting good in southern Europe icon_thumleft Make the best of it, fry the living heck out of yourself icon_sunny

I wish the NHS subsidized therapeutic flights.
stephenprudence wrote:UV 1&2 here this week... It won't reach 3 or 4 until May-ish..
Sounds like a harsh life up there, with such a short tolerable season.


User avatar
stephenprudence
Posts: 9028
Joined: Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:40 pm
Location: Heswall, Wirral

Re: UV index 4 from 29 March

Post by stephenprudence » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:29 pm

well it spikes quite quickly by June, and reached a maximum of UV6 and UV7.. then drops quickly again after mid-June.

Fortunately the climate is quite moderate here so it's never too uncomfortable.
Heswall, Wirral, UK
USDA equivalent average temperature zone: 9a/RHS zone 3
AHS Heat Zone: 1
Last 5 winter minimums:
2007: -0.1C, 2008: -4.2C, 2009: -5.7C, 2010: -10.5 (record), 2011: -4.9C, 2012: -5.3, 2013: -4.5C (so far)


User avatar
Adam D
Posts: 3574
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:47 pm
Location: Scotland

Re: UV index 4 from 29 March

Post by Adam D » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:13 am

otorongo wrote:
Nathan wrote:UV as high as 8 forecast here next week! :shock:
Wow man, things are getting good in southern Europe icon_thumleft Make the best of it, fry the living heck out of yourself icon_sunny

I wish the NHS subsidized therapeutic flights.
stephenprudence wrote:UV 1&2 here this week... It won't reach 3 or 4 until May-ish..
Sounds like a harsh life up there, with such a short tolerable season.
It depends on how you define "harsh".

Personally I would find living in the over-crowded SE and London "harsh" and stifling.


User avatar
stephenprudence
Posts: 9028
Joined: Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:40 pm
Location: Heswall, Wirral

Re: UV index 4 from 29 March

Post by stephenprudence » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:06 am

Yes the climate here is in general nice for the area... alot of people think here is as cold as the rest of the north, but it's not at all, it's actually much warmer than surrounding areas, due to shelter, sandstone geology (warming the surface temperatures up in sunny weather), and rain significantly reduced by the shelter of the Welsh mountains.

For Britain the climate here is much better than the average member down south might presume and probably not that far from a southern climate.. the only difference really is a degree of temperature in the summer (though London of course is a few degrees), and more significantly sunshine hours, which are quite low here at an average of 1,500 hours. (though winter sunshine is often higher here than areas a little further south), and winter temperatures are fairly similar to the far south as a whole (not withstanding microclimates etc)

For me, however I would prefer something warmer, but nowhere in UK can provide my ideal climate scenario.
Heswall, Wirral, UK
USDA equivalent average temperature zone: 9a/RHS zone 3
AHS Heat Zone: 1
Last 5 winter minimums:
2007: -0.1C, 2008: -4.2C, 2009: -5.7C, 2010: -10.5 (record), 2011: -4.9C, 2012: -5.3, 2013: -4.5C (so far)


Post Reply