There are the words that no self respecting Yorkshire person ever thought they might have to utter. No it’s not saying ‘Lancashire is actually quite nice’. No it’s not saying that you can get ‘decent beer down South’. And no it’s not saying that ‘cricket is actually really really, mind numbingly boring…..’.
Here goes….. the words we never thought would be uttered here are.
Yorkshire has an extreme heat weather warning…..
Currently we are just about covered by a Red warning. That is ‘Threat to Life and Serious Risk of disruption to essential services.
This is Yorkshire. It damp here, it’s windy here, it’s a tad chilly here, often nithering here. It’s a two vest and thermal knickers kinda place. Never extreme heat.
We are the top of the purple bit under the top 42C. Ok it’s not the heat that many places regularly get BUT this is YORKSHIRE. The UK’s highest ever temperature is 38.7C
I know it’s a forecast and this is Yorkshire. We could still ignore the trend and pull out a damp, misty, chilly day but it’s a sobering thought.
A really good friend mentioned about not being able to see the stunning Switzerland glaciers in a just a few years time. They will be gone.
What are we blindly walking into. What are we losing for future generations.