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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1 year ago

Gotta love British humor, haha. XD

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Martata
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1 year 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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PennywellFarm Report

Sue Sue
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

The floor is lava!

boredpanDaman
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1 year ago

yes, thats what they said

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Vivian “Jinxed It” R.
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1 year ago

And there are always people who think it is ok to walk their dogs mid day.

Chris Jones
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1 year ago

Yep - I saw a woman walking two dogs when it was 38 degrees.

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LyRae Sullivan
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1 year ago

what the hell does Europe use for building and paving? It gets to 120's in the Western United States and we don't melt?

Chris Jones
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1 year ago

They use stuff that copes with other weather related problems. Remember - this heat isn't normal for Europe.

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Coco
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1 year ago

also called: I hired cheap builders.

Wings
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1 year ago

Or: Tar melts and it's nobodies fault that it does?

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Alex Noott
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1 year ago

Like the summer of '76. We played in the melting tar on our street. Much to the annoyance of our mother's. Btw, they used butter to get it off our skin!!

Marianne Odell
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1 year ago

Wow. I remember that year. I was pregnant with #2 and was visiting my parents for Easter (April) It was the hottest I’d ever experienced so early in the year.

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L McN
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1 year ago

I got to say, despite the temps reaching the lower point of what we get here all the freaken' time, the infrastructure there is not made to handle it. Too many materials used that don't handle the heat well, only making an already uncomfortable (and dangerous for those who are not acclimated to it) situation worse.

Rowlie
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1 year ago

the stairs are excited to see You

Slune
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1 year ago

Stairs waiting for Jehovas wittiness

Linda Robinett
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1 year ago

What is that composed of?

TheAnimeGirl
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1 year ago

This is why you listen to the kids when they scream THE FLOOR IS LAVA

Cathy Hinz
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1 year ago

This is what age will do to your skin!

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Still, it’s better than the alternative...

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STress the Terrible
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1 year ago

10 Drowning Street?

Amazon QT
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1 year ago

Danger stepping, you might get stuck to the steps if you’re not fast enough getting up those stairs. LOL

OdangaUsagi
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1 year ago

C'mon guys, we've been training for this moment since we were kids!

cybermerlin2000
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1 year ago

Even the T-1000 succumbed to the heat

Wyndmere
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1 year ago (edited)

Looks like licorice taffy gone rogue.

Alida Wilson
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1 year ago

licorice taffy = whyyyyy????!!!

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Id row
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1 year ago

Midnight Sun. One of my favorite episodes.

What's In Your Head?
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1 year ago

I'm scared now. o_O Not that I wasn't already...

wusah
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow

Shirley Bond
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1 year ago

Melting steps- new design feature

okpkpkp
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1 year ago

hot hot hot!

Stevie Rage On
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1 year ago

It all depends on where you are from. New York rooftops are covered in this same tar and it melts like this in the summer heat. In the Midwest US, the streets are made out of blacktop. The cracks are filled with tar and it melts when it gets really hot, too. Instead of pouring new steps, the owners went the cheapest route and tarred over the cracking steps. Now, they will have to fix the tar mess.

Camellia Helen Oliver
Community Member
1 year ago

A melting moment

Gemma Lees
Community Member
1 year ago

It was an old practice to paint steps with tar to protect them from the rain, it melts at around 50 degrees.

Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
1 year ago

mm. it must be hot

Janice Seagraves
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1 year ago

Melting...

Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG, this is crazy

Janet Bonney
Community Member
1 year ago

What in the world happened???

Vincent Jay
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1 year ago

Why did the adjacent stairs not melt, too?

Trin Merrick
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1 year ago

They look like they are remade of concrete whilst the melted ones have tar on them

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Mairlady
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1 year ago

!Sweet J****

Llama
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1 year ago

My shoes are ruined

Laura Enez
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1 year ago

What are these stairs made of plastic?

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

Sad, sad, stairs.

borklaser
Community Member
1 year ago

Last years heat wave melted the handle off my cars trunk :(

Krishna Vishwas
Community Member
1 year ago

At 36??? We get 49...

Hannyyy
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes but this is Britain. In my 26 years of living here, I have NEVER known it to be as hot as that before. We are not adapted to that kind of heat. We're used to 16-21 degrees in summer.

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Magpie
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1 year ago

Sticky lava! erk!

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

I'm stealing that.

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Remliel
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

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

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SeaThreePeeO Report

Night Owl
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1 year 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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1 year 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
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

She does all the blow jobs necessary

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wandile dludlu
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1 year 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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PTLiebling Report

Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago

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

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Proper s**t London.

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Tahani
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1 year ago

that's the guy from a few pics up!

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Trix
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1 year 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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NatDewhurst Report

Night Owl
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1 year ago

Electronics hate both heat and water

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ohdeery Report

Kjorn
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1 year 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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1 year ago

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

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SimpsonsQOTD Report

A B C
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1 year 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
1 year 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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1 year ago

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

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

men-stripping should be punishable by law

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BulbasaurTHICC Report

Frances M
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1 year ago

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

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bbctennis Report

Moo Moo Futch
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1 year 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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1 year ago

but totally irrelevant

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flyguyrichards Report

Johnnee
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1 year 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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