British citizens, who traditionally love to twat on about the weather, have been having a right proper whinge as temperatures and humidity soared today.
For a land more accustomed to grey skies and driving rain, the outbreak of hot weather has knocked plucky Brits for six.
Sales of ice cream and chilled beer have been phenomenal. One ice cream salesman was dragged from his van in Slough because he wasn't serving ice cream quickly enough.
In Newcastle, two women wearing tight fitting lycra leggings and too much make-up collapsed in the heat and had to be rushed to hospital.
One plucky Brit, bearing up to the intolerable heat, told us:
"I just want to SCREAM! I need ICE CREAM!"
More ice cream related heatwave hilarity as we get it.