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!

#1

The Accuracy Is Real

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What's In Your Head?
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2 years ago

Gotta love British humor, haha. XD

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Martata
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2 years ago

My cat was actually outside when I kept calling her she just ignored me and carried on enjoying the 38°C with no breeze and utter humidity. She loved it. (she drank loads of water with ice cubes in it, which makes it have a "normal" temperature don't worry she was hydrated)

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Sue Sue
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2 years ago

This is adorable and thoughtful!

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#4

Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.

Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.

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Randomcthulu
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2 years ago

It's basically a homemade swamp cooler

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#5

This Guy Is An Absolute Baller

This guy is an absolute baller

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Rowlie
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2 years ago

The socks though

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#6

Tales Of Heatwave Madness - The Floor Is Lava

Tales of heatwave madness - the floor is lava

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Val
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2 years ago

The floor is lava!

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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2 years ago

Now if there’s a Balrog in your room, you really need to worry.

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Nice to know there's one place on my body that I didn't sweat from during this heatwave

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GoodWolf
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2 years ago

I am most definitely not wearing a bra in this heat 🔥

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#9

All Weekend

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mindfkr
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2 years ago

I'm stealing that.

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#10

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holly_bourneYA Report

Remliel
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2 years ago

Watch out for burned feet.

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#11

Easy Jet Nailing Their Advertising

Easy jet nailing their advertising

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Kaisu
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2 years ago

I feel so bad for the homeless in London, I hope they're finding ways to stay cool and hydrated

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#12

When Your Manager Says It’s Still Smart Dress Code At Work

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Rowlie
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2 years ago

I am currently melting in the office in mandatory long pants- not much job got done

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#13

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SeaThreePeeO Report

Night Owl
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2 years ago

RiP Bob

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#14

How To Keep Your Pussy Cool In A Heatwave - Ice Balls

How to keep your pussy cool in a heatwave - ice balls.

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Alexandra McCulloch
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2 years ago

*snort*

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#15

Sun, Deckchair, Beachball, Sand (From A Bag) Middle Of Blackfriars Bridge, As You Do

Sun, deckchair, beachball, sand (from a bag) middle of Blackfriars Bridge, as you do

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Eunice Probert
Community Member
2 years ago

If he had tea in a flask and a packet of egg sarnies, then he'd really be British.

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#16

Heatwave : No Ice Cream...this Is A National Emergency

Heatwave : no Ice Cream...this is a national emergency

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Rowlie
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2 years ago

And the award for the least favourite ice-cream flavour goes to....

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Rowlie
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2 years ago

She does all the blow jobs necessary

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wandile dludlu
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2 years ago

It's nice being a guy... as long as you are brave enough, nothing is stopping you from dressing like this in some parts of the world

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

The fountain’s probably managed by the same kind of evil people who install bird spikes in trees. Bastards.

Jo Bebe
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2 years ago

Probably water conservation, I don't know about london but where I am we have to conserve water during summer :(

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Marzena Makarewicz Ptaszek
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2 years ago

That's horrible. Let the water back on. Birds need to drink

Sabrina Trinidad
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2 years ago

When it gets too hot here the fountains are also turned off because: 1. the evaporation makes it more expensive to maintain and 2. The area becomes warmer because of the heat and humidity coming off of the water. On bad days the water can be warm enough for tea.

Joannie Goulet
Community Member
2 years ago

City animals must have a hard time too during this heat wave. I always put water and bird food in dishes outside during heatwaves here, even if I'm in a rural area. You never know, it could save a life.

Rosesinmyhair
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2 years ago

I always put a cool water bowl front and back yards for any animals during our hot QLD Summers (38c is the norm) and they Always get used! My cats get a dripping wet flannel/face cloth rubbed all over their bodies.

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Chris Jones
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2 years ago

I've kept our bird bath full to the brim and a fat wood pigeon sat in it for ages.

Magpie
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2 years ago

Clarification: Suspect this is turned off for some sort of repair. Not out of meanness.

Wieb Pat
Community Member
2 years ago

Avoiding chicken soup?

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

That sucks. Our species is horrible.

tuzdayschild
Community Member
2 years ago

poor guy

Mel Schmidt
Community Member
2 years ago

Turn them on!

Naomi Cline
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2 years ago

Cruel!

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Bird: tide must be out. I'll just wait...

Susan Gardner
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2 years ago

Why tf would they do that?

Berna
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2 years ago

Poor pigeon! Leave the foundation on for the creatures, they are hot too!

TheExtremeSmell
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2 years ago

Looks like it was using that metal pipe to beat up other birds

Magpie
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2 years ago

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Kjorn
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2 years ago

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pigeon are not an endangered species. it's even a plague in some cities.

Hellysal
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2 years ago

So it's good to see them dying from dehydration? What kind of human being are you?

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Proper s**t London.

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Tahani
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2 years ago

that's the guy from a few pics up!

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Trix
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2 years ago

The city of London that cuts the water from fountains and causing pigeons boil from within to conserve water during the heatwave and then there's this guy.

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Night Owl
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2 years ago

Electronics hate both heat and water

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#23

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Kjorn
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2 years ago

if you raise your body temperature by drinking hot beverage you help yourself to tolerate the heat

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Maarama Kamira
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2 years ago

Or a wet sheet hanging in front of a fan will give an air con effect

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A B C
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2 years ago

Simpsons. They keep predicting the future.

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#26

This Guys A Legend Even Gave Me A Blast

This guys a legend even gave me a blast

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Justine Nicole
Community Member
2 years ago

The lady on the right is dying for that fan

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#27

London Today

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Bluebell Rizzi
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2 years ago

I'm not sure how to feel about this...

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#28

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Rowlie
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2 years ago

men-stripping should be punishable by law

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#29

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Frances M
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2 years ago

When your house is too well insulated and it’s cooler outside...

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Moo Moo Futch
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2 years ago

It was 30.3c *IN MY BEDROOM* last night. I did not sleep.

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Spotted on the Piccadilly line

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Alex K
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2 years ago

but totally irrelevant

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Johnnee
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2 years ago

The summers always make me wanna go out and buy a car. How trains can be allowed to operate without AC is beyond me.

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