As the country collectively melts, people are reacting on social media with typically British humour. And moaning.
Here are some of the most entertaining responses.
Turns out we love bad weather after all:
Dear The Cold, The Wind and The Rain,
I’m so sorry for all the bad things I said about you. I realise now that I was wrong and didn’t pay enough attention to all of your positives.
Please come back. It’ll be different this time.
All my love,
— Jamie Spafford (@JamieSpafford) July 23, 2018
— Scott Wiles (@Scott_W88) July 23, 2018
Im bored of the heat in the UK now!! Please give us rain! #Heatwaveuk
— Courtney Chard (@courtneychard3) July 24, 2018
These are all a distant memory now…
— Scott Brindley (@scottyboy1973) July 24, 2018
Hit the point in this heatwave where it completely throws me every time I open the wardrobe and see a jumper in there. Can't imagine ever having worn one. Seems like a relic from a bygone era, before the sun took over.
— Alex Collinson (@AlexJCollinson) July 22, 2018
Concerns about the state of confectionery are paramount:
— Damien Cross (@DC_F1) July 23, 2018
Ingenious improvisation abounds:
— Nick Pritchard (@NACPritchard) July 24, 2018
— Caroline Shield (@simonshieldcars) July 24, 2018
But the #BritishProblems persist:
I rub sun cream on my face. It gets too hot, so it melts off, and I get burnt, so I rub sun cream on my face. Its gets too hot, so it melts off, and I get burnt. etc. all day long #Heatwaveuk #HeatWave2018
— Paul McFadyen (@DDpaulmcfadyen) July 24, 2018
Asking the important questions:
How long until it becomes socially acceptable to go outside in just my undies? #Heatwaveuk
— Paul Dance (@dance_paul) July 24, 2018
It’s coming home?
— Gavin Cosgreave (@gcosgreave) July 24, 2018
Are we in some strange, post-apocalyptic dystopia?
— Bevan Quinn (@quinnbevan) July 24, 2018
Heat? In summer? It’s a national emergency:
— Talia Dean (@taliadean) July 23, 2018
Surely we’re not over-reacting?
— Andrew French (@AFrenchAuthor) July 23, 2018
Things the UK is hotter than today:
4. The sun
5. A sauna
6. A sauna on the sun
7. The Earth's core
8. The inside of a tent any time after 7am
9. A shower when somebody nearby runs a tap
10. A laptop after 20 minutes of use
— innocent drinks (@innocent) July 24, 2018
— Astro_alix (@_astro_alix) July 24, 2018
— Michael (@MichaelM238) July 24, 2018
Let the Airplane! memes commence:
— Andy Jacklin (@AndrewJacklin) July 23, 2018
Some were feeling left out:
So it's meant to be a heatwave and here it's cool and clouds everywhere 😕 #HeatwaveUK
— donna wylde (@DonnaWylde1) July 24, 2018
But we can all agree we’ll moan whatever the weather:
Can’t wait for winter so we can all start complaining how cold it is. 👌#Heatwaveuk
— MimiGlamourTS (@MimiGlamourTS) July 24, 2018
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