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23 Very Real Struggles Of An Australian Summer

Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes everywhere.

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1. OK let's get it out of the way and state the obvious. It gets hot.

2. Like really, really hot.

3. Even the news forecast doesn't know what's going on half the time.

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4. Commuting to work is absolute hell.

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5. If you're not standing on a packed, humid train, you're leaving sweaty butt imprints on the bus seat.

6. And all too often the A/C on the train or bus seems to be broken.

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7. If you can't park in the shade, your car is basically a sauna.

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8. And you need to take all sorts of precautions before even touching that steering wheel.

9. Sure, going to the beach to cool down seems like a great idea, but trying to walk across that hot sand? TORTURE.

10. And if you aren't applying sunscreen every other hour or so, you'll probably look like this:

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11. Nothing is safe from the melting heat of summer in Australia. NOTHING.

12. You basically wake up sweaty and go to bed sweaty.

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Even if you have five showers in between.

13. And sleeping easily and peacefully in the heat? Ha, good luck.

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30+ degrees at 11pm? Fuuuuck off.

14. Those poor souls who live without air-con need to buy about 10 fans from Kmart in an attempt to stay cool at home.

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15. Although they're mostly all sold out by December anyway.

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16. The insects during summer are NEXT LEVEL annoying.

17. First there's the annoying flies who never leave you alone.

18. Then there are the cicadas who insist on chirping outside your window.

19. And, of course, the mosquitos who attack you outside...

...then hum a high-pitched squeal around your ear at 3am to remind you they'll never leave you.
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...then hum a high-pitched squeal around your ear at 3am to remind you they'll never leave you.

20. Let's not even get started on the flying cockroaches.

21. A lot of the time, you don't even know why you bother doing your hair and/or makeup.

Your hair goes into frizz mode, and your makeup just melts straight off.
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Your hair goes into frizz mode, and your makeup just melts straight off.

22. Even buying an icy-cold treat to cool down barely works in your favour.

If the Zooper Doopers aren't cutting the sides of your mouth, the Paddle Pops are melting right in your hand.
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If the Zooper Doopers aren't cutting the sides of your mouth, the Paddle Pops are melting right in your hand.

23. And you know it's hot in Australia when the second lowest fire danger is high.

Stay safe everyone!
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Stay safe everyone!

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