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That'll mean "warm" then? Jul. 19th, 2006 10:30 am
I didn't even know ForecastFox *had* an "explodey thermometer" icon before today.

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(Oh and the mains blew out just as I got in today, so I got to scramble 'round under desks turning everything off to get the RCD to reset - I think we're overloading the mains if everything tries to turn back on at once)

ETA: Not just me either:

BBC Midlands Today's weather team faced an unexpected problem on Wednesday - their graphics only featured temperatures as high as 32C and had to be remade with numbers up to 38.
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/5193970.stm)
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From: d_floorlandmine
Date: July 19th, 2006 - 10:06 am (Link)
Now that is a useful plugin. (Which I have just added.) What's the parenthesised temperature?
From: kelemvor
Date: July 19th, 2006 - 10:09 am (Link)
I'm guessing it'll be either "Average (Maximum)" or "Now (This time last week/year)".
One day, (when I'm not deleting viri) I'll have a play with the available plugins for FireFox.
From: d_floorlandmine
Date: July 19th, 2006 - 10:15 am (Link)
Ta! I think I'll have a play with the settings ...
From: wechsler
Date: July 19th, 2006 - 10:44 am (Link)
It's "feels like".
From: d_floorlandmine
Date: July 19th, 2006 - 10:47 am (Link)
How do you get it to display that? I couldn't find an option on the menu ... oops, now I can ...
From: reddragdiva
Date: July 19th, 2006 - 02:20 pm (Link)
Hah! I noticed that too and was considering posting it. It looks to me more like the thermometer is radiating heat, or steaming mercury.

Mad Dogs and Englishmen!

From: redcountess
Date: July 19th, 2006 - 03:44 pm (Link)
Am I the only one incredulous that the BBC article mentions that Nottingham has no drinking water because people have used it all to sprinkler their gardens? And that a girl was sent home to fetch her school blazer when she deliberately left it home because of the heat??

Re: Mad Dogs and Englishmen!

From: wechsler
Date: July 19th, 2006 - 03:51 pm (Link)
That degree of stupidity doesn't really surprise me, to be honest. I kinda wish it did.