The best memes about the UK heatwave, because it genuinely is too hot to do anything but laugh right now.
Updated on 1 June: Just in case you hadn’t noticed, it’s hot outside. Really hot. Hottest day of the year-level hot, actually; a whopping 24.6C (76.3F) was recorded in Kinloss in Scotland yesterday, according to the Met Office.
However, before you get too excited, the Met Office has warned that the good weather is expected to be short-lived.
That’s right; while temperatures are expected to climb to 27C on Wednesday, it’s predicted that they will soon dip back down again as cooler, fresher air moves in.
Becky Mitchell, a Met Office meteorologist, said: “There will potentially be some thunderstorms by midweek, the first bout of showers will come into parts of the south-west and there will be a few thunderstorms in that.
“There’s a chance of some thundery breakdown in the south-east and we could have some quite intense storms there. There’s still a lot of uncertainty but with the warm and humid weather we are having we have the key ingredients for thunderstorms.”
As a result of this, June is unlikely to officially meet the three-day “heatwave territory”, but that hasn’t stopped people branding it as such over on social media. It’s hardly surprising, really: after all, this unprecedented spike in the mercury, compounded with last month being the wettest May on record, means that it’s fast become…
Well, it’s fast become the only thing we’re all talking about at the moment.
Of course, every Brit worth their salt will know that a UK heatwave (official or nay) is very different to a heatwave anywhere else in the world. With that in mind, then, we’ve scoured social media for the best hot weather memes, and used them to compile a list of things that always happen when temperatures climb above 30°C.
And we mean always.
As reported on 21 June 2020: From asking someone if they’re “a bit warm” to moaning excessively about the heat (it is a truth universally acknowledged that Brits will make every conversation about the weather), here’s hoping that these will make you laugh on this hotter-than-the-sun day…
At first, everyone’s excited
People will point out that it was ALREADY hot when they woke up
We will start daydreaming about BBQ food
But then, all of a sudden, it’s… too hot
This will, somehow, catch us all by surprise
This is the point when we suddenly remember it’s not like the Med. At all.
And we realise, as one, that the heat abroad is so much better than the heat here
Why? Because we don’t have breezes here
The general public will split into several core factions
Which leads to the inevitable…
But don’t you dare criticise us for it
It’s the height of hilarity to ask if someone is “a bit warm?”
Cars will become fiery hellpits
Animals will start behaving oddly
As will our hair
People will develop unhealthy attachments to fans and aircon units
Men will shed their clothes in public
Every scrap of grass will be filled with sunbathers
We will all attempt to remain as still as possible
Our bedrooms will no longer be the havens they once were…
So forget sleeping
Then, just like that, it will all be over
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