How Brits cope in a heatwave (as told through Twitter)
Let’s face it, us Brits are always going to complain about the unpredictable British weather.
Often it’s too cold, wet or windy. However, what happens when that rare phenomenon you call summer arrives on our island? I took to Twitter to find out — and it appears the country turns into chaos. #heatwaveuk
Our mentality has no logic to it.
Next year, if a British person moans about never having a good summer in the UK, I will strangle them! We've had a ton of boiling days this year and now i'm totally over it. BRING BACK THE SNOW!! #HeatwaveUK pic.twitter.com/psnYMWNbeL
— corey seville (@coreyseville) June 26, 2018
The grass is always greener on the other side…
— Elaine Róisín (@elaineroisin) June 25, 2018
32 degrees when we are abroad? Fine. 32 degrees when we are in the UK? No.
— DARREN BLACKSTOCK (@DMBlackstock) June 25, 2018
Is calling it a heatwave just an overreaction to summer? Regardless, Brits cannot handle the heat.
— Terry D. (@toffeetezza) June 28, 2018
Anyone else feel as if they are melting? Someone pass me the deodorant.
I'm from Britain and I will complain about the weather being too cold or too hot until I die pic.twitter.com/5fXeXybofs
— jenny (@moonlightbIvd) July 18, 2016
Us Brits are renowned for talking about the weather — rain or shine, we can’t be satisfied.
— Alex (@RespectIsVital) June 28, 2018
Get me a fan now. Get it to me fast.
how to stay cool in the heatwave xox pic.twitter.com/PwqYDtaGMC
— Chris (Simpsons artist) (@getbentsaggy) June 27, 2018
We will try anything (and I mean anything) to keep cool. Luckily, Chris has come up with a solid solution to this problem.
It's only 9am and it's already too hot for life. I left Spain for a reason. Might need to convinced my husband to move to Iceland… #heatwave
— Caroline C Neale (@carolinecneale) June 28, 2018
— Astrid Smithies (@AstridUKFVZA) June 28, 2018
We lose the will to live and contemplate relocating.
— Neil Mason ⚽️☕️ (@NeilMace) June 21, 2017
The trains are an absolute nightmare and everything turns to chaos. Why don’t they have aircon?! Why are they always delayed?! Clearly, British trains can’t even function in the heat.
Ah the heatwave is here – reducing us Brits to whiny, irritable and sweaty hot messes while other nationalities bathe like bronzed gods and goddesses! Gotta love the heat ☀️☀️☀️ #Heatwaveuk
— Alex Phillips (@Theonlykingalex) June 26, 2018
99% of conversations involve complaining about how hot you are whilst applying aloe vera to sunburn. You can spot the Brit abroad a mile off…
Way too hot too sleep. And can people please stop posting tweets and pics of how they are enjoying the summer. Some people have no choice but to work in boiling hot conditions. Please be mindful. #heatwaveuk #heatwave #hotweather #sweaty
— Lucy Angela Preece (@LucyApreece) June 27, 2018
You don’t like sleeping without being covered, but it’s too hot to cover yourself. Whilst the lack of sleep makes the sweltering office even less appealing. #heatwavedilemmas
As an Australian it always amuses me when I see #Heatwaveuk trending and then discover the forecast is for sunshine and temperatures of 28-29°C all week
— Brendan 🇦🇺 (@brendan_fc) June 26, 2018
Your Aussie counterparts don’t understand your heat complaints.
Already fed up of people in hot countries taking the piss at #heatwaveuk … dude, we live in houses designed to hold heat. A/C is not standard in houses. We are not used to 30 degree humid heat 😩😩
— Princess Consuela Banana Hammock 🌻 (@Jexnniii) June 26, 2018
We just aren’t used to it, okay?
I feel sorry for the staff in Greggs in this weather.
They must be baking in there.
— James (@Boskettjokes) June 26, 2018
Despite suffering ourselves, we still sympathise with our favourite British bakery.
this is the worst thing ever #heatwaveuk
— Siobhán Moore (@SiobhanMoore90) June 28, 2018
We just can’t win. I’m having an existential crisis.
Just looked in the washing basket and for about the first time in 20 years it’s empty! Thanks to the #Heatwaveuk
— Jennefer Brissenden (@Jennybriss) June 28, 2018
At least the heat is good for something.
— Jayla Dark ベタ ノワル (@JaylaDark) June 28, 2018
The sun provides us with an excellent excuse to get day drunk. Pub anyone?
British mentality: "Where's our Summer? Why's it so cold and rainy?" ☔️ One day of Sun… "It's too hot, I can't cope with this heat" ☀️
— Piero Zizzi (@PieroZizzi) July 17, 2016