The British Are Having A "Heatwave" And They Don't Know What They're On About
That's not a heatwave. This is a heatwave.
British people have officially lost their minds.
In case you haven't heard, some parts of the UK are struggling through the hottest temperatures in a decade...with highs of 35°C.
Even the UK's most prestigious news outlets are running liveblogs on the weather. LIVE. BLOGS.
And it's incredibly hilarious.
The UK "scorcher" really is a fascinating phenomenon to non-Brits. Especially for those who live in countries closer to the equator.
Take, for instance, Australia...
Many think of it as an inhospitable penal colony/hell on earth/fiery land of destruction. They're right.
It's regularly more than 35°C in summer and a "heatwave" is something that means long sequences of days over 40°C.
No really, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology recorded one of the country's worst heatwaves in history in January 2014, when Melbourne had four straight days of over 41ºC and Canberra was over 39ºC.
But don't forget about Adelaide. Last year it was labelled the "hottest place on earth" when it passed 46ºC.
Oh sorry, forgot about Darwin, where tomorrow it's forecast to reach 33ºC. That's 33ºC in the middle of winter.
What comes with those long dry days are terrible bushfires. Lucky we have the best volunteers to help us get through it.
So, UK people, here's some words of advice about your "heatwave" from Australia.
Stay cool and hydrated. Stop whinging about the tube because you probably stink as well.
And realise that there's always somewhere in the world which is doing it tougher. You can actually find that out here.
This post has been updated to remove a tweet from Niall Horan, who is actually Irish, not British. Whoops!