‘No wonder Brits are bad at everything!’ Americans are left howling by British complaints over 30-degree heatwave – as they urge them to ‘stop being ridiculous’ and ‘open a window’
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Americans have been left howling over British complaints about the scorching 28C heatwave – urging their neighbors across the pond to ‘stop being ridiculous’ and ‘open a window.’
Heat health alerts have been announced for the whole of England this week as the nation continues to sizzle under the sun.
The alerts will be in place until Monday, the UK Health Security Agency announced yesterday.
And while many British people have taken to social media to reveal their struggles amidst the heatwave, they are receiving little sympathy from others from around the world.
Instead, many Americans have taken to Twitter to mock Brits for their attitude towards the heatwave.
A 28C heatwave scorching England and Wales has left many Brits desperate to stay cool and comfortable over the past week – but many Americans have been taking to social media to mock
One person commented: ‘I truly believe Brits are being dramatic over the 86 degree Fahrenheit there, which is nothing.’
Meanwhile added: ‘Okay I’ve tried to be understanding of the fact that British people aren’t acclimated to higher temperatures but freaking out about 70 degrees Fahrenheit is just ridiculous, I’m sorry.’
One wrote: ‘British people instantly dying when it hits 33.3 Celsius (92 Fahrenheit) because they didn’t think in a million years it would get kind of hot on their depressing rainy island.’
Another commented: ‘I’m convinced British people wouldn’t survive in the US because that’s 87 degrees Fahrenheit and we get that all the time in the summer.’
‘A whopping 86 degrees Fahrenheit…’ one added. ‘No wonder the Brits are bad at everything.’
‘British people when they have the scorching hot weather of 80 degrees Fahrenheit (that is literally nothing in the US).’
The Met Office declared a heatwave in many parts of the country after three consecutive days – June 10, 11 and 12 – when daily maximum temperatures either reached or exceeded the heatwave temperature threshold.
The threshold varies in each county, with the highest of 28C in and around London, and the lowest being 25C in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England.
Many US residents took to social media to mock British people for struggling with the recent heatwave
Meanwhile, Natural England boss Tony Juniper blasted the BBC for saying ‘how pleased we all are’ with warm, sunny days.
Mr Juniper said: ‘Our rivers and wetlands are dying and wildlife fading away. We need RAIN. It is good.
‘You can’t make the weather, but please stop saying global heating is a positive thing.’
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, also issued a high air pollution warning to those in the capital – the second of the year – caused by high temperatures and pollution being carried over from the continent.
He urged people to ‘look after themselves’ and avoid unnecessary car journeys by opting instead to walk, cycle or use public transport.
England will be under a yellow warning which means that the weather could be a risk to more vulnerable people.
The UKHSA said: ‘Yellow alerts mean that any impacts include the increased use of health care services by vulnerable populations and an increase in risk to health for individuals over the age of 65 or those with pre-existing health conditions, including respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.’
‘All regions of England have been placed under a yellow alert for this period. Five regions were previously under an amber alert from Friday 9 June until 9am this morning and have been de-escalated to yellow,’ the body added.
The blistering heat followed storms on Monday – with more than 28,000 lightning bolts striking land.
Meanwhile, yellow weather warnings for thunderstorms were issued for northern Scotland and the west of Northern Ireland for Tuesday afternoon and evening, with more rain and thunder possible later in the week.
Last year was Britain’s hottest summer, when a record-high temperature for the UK of 40.3C was recorded at Coningsby in Lincolnshire on the 19 July 2022, along with new records for Scotland on the 19 July and Wales on the 18 July.
Forecasters have predicted in the years to come, as global warming continues, the 40C record is likely to fall again.
Weather fanatics will now await to see if another record – the January 8th enigma – will fall next year. It has never exceeded 15C on January 8, unlike every other day in the three months of winter between December and February.
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