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A UK resident has hit back after Americans started taking the p*** about the ongoing heatwave, claiming 31C isn't actually that hot. You can check out the response here:
It all started when an American worked out that 31C is 'only 88.88F' - sharing a clip of her discovery on TikTok the woman, who has since deleted the video, branded UK citizen's 'p****s' for struggling with the temperature.
But Brit TikToker @imeyrick was not happy with the insinuation and shared a lengthy explanation as to why the heat here in the UK feels very different to the US.
In the clip, the 27-year-old explains: "Point number one, we don't have air conditioning, anywhere.
"Apart from, like, retail outlets. Some places will have it. But most homes do not have air conditioning. They're not built with air conditioning, the best we can have is portable stuff.
"Point number two, is that our buildings are insulated to hell. Because we typically have mild summers and cold winters. So our buildings are designed to hold the heat to save energy costs.
"And point number three, your body will adjust to the climate that you live in.
"We don't get that much hot weather, it lasts for about two to three weeks. Our bodies don't have time to adjust, therefore our bodies literally cannot handle the heat."
Well said, my friend.
And it seems as though many Americans actually agree with him.
One commented: "I'm from California, 103F summers no problem. I'm in Kent, it's 80F and I'm dying. There is no relief. Not having ac is a huge difference."
Another US expat wrote: "I'm from Florida, living in London now, and yeah, it hits differently here."
A third said: "From Miami and living in the UK now, I'm freaking dying."
The debate has been sparked just days after the Met Office issued its first ever 'extreme heat' weather warning for the UK.
According to the centre, the amber warning has been sounded for a lot of Wales, the entire South-West of England and parts of southern and central England.
This is the first time it has been issued since the Met Office introduced its extreme heat warning service launched last month.
The Met Office's chief operational meteorologist Steven Ramsdale said: "Many areas will continue to reach heatwave thresholds but the amber extreme heat warning focuses on western areas where the most unusually high temperatures are likely to persist."
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