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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.

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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.

And people cannot even deal.


And it's incredibly hilarious.

British news outlets reacting perfectly normally to today's weather

The UK "scorcher" really is a fascinating phenomenon to non-Brits. Especially for those who live in countries closer to the equator.

If you think today's a scorcher, you should see what's in store for tomorrow... Jo #heatwave


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.

Watching the Aussie weather forcast, 44degrees Saturday!! My ginger skin will be in tatters 😶 #heatwave


Stay cool and hydrated. Stop whinging about the tube because you probably stink as well.

Hope UR coping in today's #heatwave! Be sure to leave water dishes out for thirsty wildlife:

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!