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Got to laugh,"Why isn't it cold?"

Old Feb 26th 2014, 9:02 am
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Default Got to laugh,"Why isn't it cold?"

Went to pick up one of my kids earlier and he asked me why it wasn't cold. Had to laugh at that. Temperatures have just hit the mid 20s for the first time this year after what has been quite a long winter, cold for a good few months.

Not a question I thought I would be asked when I moved to Saudi.
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Old Feb 26th 2014, 9:13 am
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Went to pick up one of my kids earlier and he asked me why it wasn't cold. Had to laugh at that. Temperatures have just hit the mid 20s for the first time this year after what has been quite a long winter, cold for a good few months.

Not a question I thought I would be asked when I moved to Saudi.
It does get b*stard cold in Riyadh in the depths of winter.

Starting to heat up in the UAE. April would be a good month to return to the UK for good just in time for summer
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Old Feb 26th 2014, 9:16 am
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yeah, my children didn't see their own breath till they moved here.
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Old Feb 26th 2014, 9:22 am
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It's been an awesome winter, been much cooler for longer I'm sure.

Nice at the moment, still no AC in sight, apart from occasionally in the bedroom, I like it to be cold.
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It's been an awesome winter, been much cooler for longer I'm sure.

Nice at the moment, still no AC in sight, apart from occasionally in the bedroom, I like it to be cold.
Wait till you're married.
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Wait till you're married.
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Default Re: Got to laugh,"Why isn't it cold?"

Originally Posted by nonthaburi View Post
Went to pick up one of my kids earlier and he asked me why it wasn't cold. Had to laugh at that. Temperatures have just hit the mid 20s for the first time this year after what has been quite a long winter, cold for a good few months.

Not a question I thought I would be asked when I moved to Saudi.
What is the coldest it has gotten over there? 20 C (68F) is considered cold over there?
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Old Feb 27th 2014, 1:13 am
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What is the coldest it has gotten over there? 20 C (68F) is considered cold over there?
That's depressing if that's considered cold....that's still T's and flipflops weather
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What is the coldest it has gotten over there? 20 C (68F) is considered cold over there?
Recently it's been down to 12 in Dubai in the early morning and that's pretty chilly. You'll see labourers etc. all wrapped up in jumpers, coats and scarves in the morning.
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Recently it's been down to 12 in Dubai in the early morning and that's pretty chilly. You'll see labourers etc. all wrapped up in jumpers, coats and scarves in the morning.
That's when I found out my car doesn't have a heater. Only A/C or 'whatever-the-temp-is-outside'
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Default Re: Got to laugh,"Why isn't it cold?"

I regularly walk past the car park security in my building in shorts and t-shirt and they have jackets, gloves and scarves on, even a balaclava once.

Playing football a few weeks ago in Jebel Ali and a couple of the expats were complaining about the cold, it’s was 20 degrees with a light breeze! It reminded of playing at home during a rainy winter, when the rain was freezing on the astroturf pitch and it literally became a sheet of ice. Or, when after it had snowed there’d be 3ft piles of snow piled up round the side of the pitch, shoulder charging someone into those never got old.
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I regularly walk past the car park security in my building in shorts and t-shirt and they have jackets, gloves and scarves on, even a balaclava once.

Playing football a few weeks ago in Jebel Ali and a couple of the expats were complaining about the cold, it’s was 20 degrees with a light breeze! It reminded of playing at home during a rainy winter, when the rain was freezing on the astroturf pitch and it literally became a sheet of ice. Or, when after it had snowed there’d be 3ft piles of snow piled up round the side of the pitch, shoulder charging someone into those never got old.
I'm torn on this whole issue.

This winter is the first I have actually felt cold.

Now, one part of me enjoys feeling cold at 15-20 degrees, it's strange, but an example of adapting I guess.

Another part of me wants to call myself a soft wanker and to remember I used to wear shorts to the shop when it was 0 or -2 etc.
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It's spiked the last 3 days in Riyadh. Getting in a car that's been sat in the sun is like opening an oven door.
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Old Feb 27th 2014, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
What is the coldest it has gotten over there? 20 C (68F) is considered cold over there?
this winter there were a few weeks where it was regularly 4-8 degrees at six in the morning when I leave the house, going to a daytime high of about 12-16.

Record low of -2 or something like that. Lot of wind chill when it's windy too.
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