The Brits are melting – our 14 favourite funny reactions to the heatwave
The last few days have seen the UK experiencing temperatures into the 30s with high humidity and not much wind, making it feel even hotter.
As you’ve probably seen, thousands flocked to the beach, leading to the declaration of a major incident at Bournemouth, but most people stayed home and complained about the weather, in time-honoured British fashion.
These were our favourite reactions.
Blimey it’s hot today. Anyone checked in on Prince Andrew?
— Ava-Santina (@AvaSantina) June 25, 2020
Just changed my bed in 26° heat. Where’s my fucking medal?
— Bethany Black (@BeffernieBlack) June 25, 2020
It’s too hot to think or sleep, everyone feels isolated and angry and all I can see on here is people bullying each other in various ways, both loud and quiet. I feel like I’m in a Tennessee Williams play.
— Liz Buckley (@liz_buckley) June 26, 2020
Sheesh! It’s muggy out there today… pic.twitter.com/YbMuNEt4Hx
— Robin Flavell (@RobinFlavell) June 25, 2020
— Georgia Bell🐉🦄♐️ (@georgiabell_91) June 22, 2020
It's not officially a heat wave until NHS catering and management start handing these out in hospitals pic.twitter.com/ocyaFVqXOa
— Dr Philip Lee (@drphiliplee1) June 25, 2020
How do people in hot countries get anything done?
— Paul (@bingowings14) June 25, 2020
A Brit, upon seeing someone who is quite clearly melting in the heat, someone who is wilting like spinach, is dripping with sweat, toasting like crumpets and glowing like molten rock, will be unable to resist asking the question: “bit warm?”
— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) June 25, 2020
it is the temperature of a WARM SUMMER’S DAY but it is the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT and I am SWEATING and FURIOUS.
— Michael Chakraverty (@mschakraverty) June 24, 2020
I’ve got a fan on but it’s not making ANY difference. Admittedly, it’s a fan oven. #Heatwave
— Sarah O'Connell (@SarahO_Connell) June 26, 2020
One of my neighbours has a fire burning. It’s like wearing a coat in hell. pic.twitter.com/Af7VBNjJvL
— Neil Friday McGourty (@Mcgourty22N) June 25, 2020
Everyone banging on about SWEATING have obviously never heard of a fridge tent, which is where I'll be hiding until about October…. pic.twitter.com/qj5MwDnGPO
— Fergal Lovelength (@FLLVLTH) June 25, 2020
— Cumberdick Benderbatch (@CumberdickB) June 23, 2020
— Charlotte (@Charlotte_x91) June 25, 2020
Larry the Downing Street cat, or at least his parody version, shared this unique way of gauging the level of the heatwave.
Must be a hot day – Boris Johnson’s afternoon nap was 5 hours instead of the usual 4.
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) June 25, 2020
If you’re one of the people hiding from the sunshine, Tomasz Schafernaker has some good news.
— Tomasz Schafernaker (@Schafernaker) June 25, 2020
And then we can all complain about the rain.