The most hilarious and stubbornly British reactions to the heatwave

Wednesday, 18th April 2018, 11:51 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th April 2018, 11:52 am
Some UK residents have been underwhelmed by the so-called heatwave (Photo: Shutterstock)

After what felt like an extremely drawn out winter, most of the UK are seeing increased temperatures today, which only look set to rise over the weekend. Many are dubbing it a heatwave.

While London look set to experience highs of around 23 degrees celsius, much of Scotland and the North of England will only reach the 15 or 16 degree mark.

Some have taken to social media to share selfies in shorts and sunglasses, while others are complaining that this so-called 'heatwave' isn't particularly warm - here are the funniest and most undeniable British reactions to the weather.

While the news want us to believe it's hotter here than in Spain or Italy, the majority of us are remaining calm and realistic

It’s so hot in Britain you could crack an egg on the pavement and it would just kind of sit there all raw #heatwave

— VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) April 18, 2018

It's not rained for 10 minutes in Manchester so that counts as a #heatwave right?

— Greg Howes (@grey_eggles) April 18, 2018

I had to unzip my jacket... #heatwave

— Dale C (@Gelthren) April 18, 2018

Although there are a few rogue anorak-shedding sun-worshippers out there

Leaving the house in a t-shirt #heatwave pic.twitter.com/v3QkWQYtRL

— Tony Shepherd (@tonysheps) April 18, 2018

BREAKING: Its so warm, the open-toed wedges and painted toe-nails are out.#heatwave

— Keri Warbis (@KeriWarbis) April 18, 2018

Honestly, it's just not that hot everywhere

This heatwave is amazing. Shame I can't photograph the 60mph winds that are blasting through too 😎🌞#darwen #Lancashire #heatwave pic.twitter.com/27n9bn8aIq

— Shakerite (@shakerite66) April 17, 2018

Me looking for the sun in Manchester#Manchester #heatwave pic.twitter.com/94tYB5uLJn

— Find A New Job 🐝 (@findanewjob_uk) April 18, 2018

I am really enjoying our heatwave #IsleOfMan #heatwave pic.twitter.com/ClQfv4C2gB

— IOMSue (@IOMSue2) April 18, 2018

Even if does start to warm up, will we really be able to enjoy it?

People will just moan it’s too hot #heatwave

— Zaf Aslam (@ZafAslam2) April 18, 2018

We finally have some warmth and the sun is shining but I have a job so I’m stuck in an office all day watching the sun through the window #heatwave

— kundaichenders (@kundaichenders) April 18, 2018

It's been so long since we've seen the sun that some of us have actually forgotten how to cope

Can anyone remember what we’re meant to wear for this kind of thing??? #heatwave pic.twitter.com/SsWc8Y3eDy

— Jenny Andrew (@DoctorBoing) April 17, 2018

Pretty much everyone in the UK now #heatwave pic.twitter.com/q89hGLjkCt

— Jake Wareham (@Sharky_Wareham) April 18, 2018

For anyone who needs a refresher - here's what to do

Turn off the central heating.Put away your big coat.Get your legs out and slap on the sun cream, because summer is kind of here baby.Yeah.Do a dance 💃#heatwave

— BRIAN (@B2IANR) April 18, 2018

Time to crack open a nice cold.. ..SPF 50 #heatwave pic.twitter.com/4M5o4GkfiT

— Joe Rushton (@JoeRushton1) April 18, 2018

The sun is out in Britain. The nation flocks to parks to drink cans of fruity cider and get sunburn as is tradition. A man takes off his shirt in public as a display of dominance but looks like a pale ham mannequin, as is tradition. A 99 with a flake is £60.

— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) April 18, 2018

At the end of the day, you know things are serious when even Paddington bear is shedding his duffle coat for the occasion

Mrs Bird says that for the first time this year, it's definitely a duffle coat off kind of day. #Heatwave

— Paddington (@paddingtonbear) April 18, 2018