Americans Mock the British 'Heatwave' After Realizing It's Only 88F

Americans are mocking the British for their "heatwave," after realizing temperatures are only a paltry 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

A clip is circulating on TikTok after an American woman came across a news article referencing the hottest day of the year in England so far.

The clip shows her reading the headline, which says: "UK sees hottest day of 2021 as temperatures soar to 31.6°c." In a voiceover, the woman named Rae, says in the clip, "I wonder how much that is in Fahrenheit," which has since been deleted.

It shows her heading to a website to convert the temperatures, and is dismayed to find it only equates to 88.88 degrees Fahrenheit exactly. "The British are p**sies," she states.

The clip was stitched by an irate Brit, called Imeyrick, who sought to defend his countrymen, as well as explaining why British infrastructure makes hot summers almost unbearable.

The 27-year-old said: "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."


#stitch with @rae_harmon leave us alone we’re hot 🥵

♬ original sound - iMeyrick

He ended his clip, shared on Tuesday, with a sassy: "Educate yourselves."

The video, which can be viewed here, was simply captioned: "Leave us alone we're hot." It's been viewed more than 200,000 times, as people weighed in on the debate, with most backing the Brit.

Tori Vollmer wrote: "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."

Agreeing, Sabrina commented: "I'm from Phoenix, Arizona and the UK heat hit different."

"There's this thing called humidity. It's totally different in the UK to the US. Plus I've been to the US and the heat is totally different. I coped there," PixieRay said.

And Laura Sebastian added; "I'm from Florida, living in London now, and yeah, it hits differently here."

While DTGF Zero pointed out: "Are we not gonna mention when Texas got really cold weather and they couldn't handle that."

On July 18, both England and Wales saw their hottest days of the year so far, with the official weather service, called the Met Office, confirming the record-breaking temperatures.

It is the #hottest day of the year so far for both Wales and England with both countries recording temperatures in excess of 30 Celsius 🌡️#UKHeatwave

— Met Office (@metoffice) July 18, 2021

They shared a tweet, saying: "It is the hottest day of the year so far for both Wales and England with both countries recording temperatures in excess of 30 Celsius."

Heathrow, in England, measured 31.6 degrees Celsius (88.88 F) while Cardiff, in Wales, saw the Mercury reach 30.2 degrees Celsius (86.36 F). While Brits roasted in the heat, the figure pales in comparison to the heatwave which swept the north west and Canada earlier this year.

Record-breaking heat is set to impact much of the West and Southwest this weekend. Over 31 million people are currently under an Excessive Heat Warning or Heat Advisory. Highs well into the triple digits could threaten Las Vegas' all-time high temperature record of 117F.

— NWS Weather Prediction Center (@NWSWPC) July 9, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings over the last few weeks across the west and southwest, with the hottest June in 127 years recorded, according to the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, said Reuters.

Swathes of people died as the temperature hit triple figures across the Pacific Northwest, as the electricity grid was stretched and asphalt roads buckled in the heat.

Temperatures climbed to a dangerous 128 degrees Fahrenheit, recorded at Death Valley, California, on June 17. The National Park Service noted: "Nights brought little relief from the heat. On June 29, the lowest temperature was 104°F around 3:00 a.m."

Newsweek reached out to Imeyrick for comment.

Crowds at an English beach on July18.
Crowds pack a Weymouth Beach, in the U.K. on July 18 2021, as England saw its hottest day of the year so far. But Americans mocked the temperature, after realizing it's only 88.88F. Finnbarr Webster //Getty Images