Summer reached its boiling point - literally - this past week across Western Europe. The United Kingdom’s Met Office tweeted that London’s Heathrow Airport reached 98.4 degrees (36.9°C), a new record for July. While the heat in Cambridge, England, rose to 100.5 (38°C) degrees. This marks only the second time triple-digit temperatures have been recorded in the United Kingdom. If you're not familiar with the British summer - its usual average temperatures are around 64.4 (18°C) degrees throughout the hottest month of July. So if those from Texas like to scoff at the seemingly low tolerance that the British have for heat, remember that these weather conditions are far from what they're used to.
The U.K was only one of many countries to shatter extreme weather records. Paris, France reported 108 degrees (42.6°C), its highest temperature ever this week. "Climate change has increased the likelihood and severity of heatwave episodes across Europe," the UK's national weather service said to the BBC. Residents have had to get creative to keep cool and keep themselves laughing despite the devilishly hot summer. Scroll down below to check out some hot weather memes to enjoy next to a fan while you're enduring this meteorology phenomenon, and don't forget to upvote your favs!
This guy is an absolute baller
Tales of heatwave madness - the floor is lava
Nice to know there's one place on my body that I didn't sweat from during this heatwave
How to keep your pussy cool in a heatwave - ice balls.
Sun, deckchair, beachball, sand (from a bag) middle of Blackfriars Bridge, as you do
Proper s**t London.