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George Bowyer : To sum up British weather on Tuesday I left the house at 7am and it was 2c with ice on the car and when I drove home at 4pm it was 26c

redtails : See this USA? Get with the time, use Celcius

Greg's Voice : To give some context only 0.5% of homes in the UK have air conditioning.

Why Notagain : Also the heat in the UK is humid, not dry like Australia. 30C with 80% humidity feels way hotter than no humidity. I remember in Las Vegas 33C was lovely and pleasant, I could walk quite far and not even break into a sweat, yet 33C in the UK you're sweating whilst sitting still. Humidity has a lot to do with our moaning, if we had dry heat I don't think there would be as much moaning. The average humidity in South East England is low 70 and high 92. Whereas the lowest in the whole of Australia is 47 and highest is 81.

Lee Martin : How far did she walk? Where did she go?

Mr Slinky dragon : We brits have a built in system that allows us to cool off by moaning. Each time we moan during a heat wave we cool off! How do you think we colonised the world? Its also why theres the saying only mad dogs and english men go out in the mid day sun!

Chloe Drew : As a Brit, I can confirm the weather here can feel terrible at times. I'm personally not that fond of hot weather as a whole, and the fact that my school doesn't have air con can feel like torture at times. At my school, the uniform is a black blazer, tie and trousers/ skirt with a white shirt, and the only thing we were allowed to remove this year during the heatwave was the blazer. Weren't even allowed to untuck the shirt.

Bibasik7 : You can't get rid of us Americans that easily. We can use Google to quickly figure out the temperature in Fahrenheit.

Rubikari : I guess it would be just like in the Canary Islands where I have lived all my life. 18º feels quite cold, and 28º feels scorching hot, because we are surrounded by water, thus humidity is crazy high the whole year. However, we are also lucky enough to have an average of 20-24º through the year, so being able to enjoy the beach on winter kind of pays off.

mjudec : One thing not mentioned is the rapid variability. In many other countries one can acclimatise to the weather over a few weeks and that sorts it for months at a time. In the UK it can go from hot to cold to rainy to snowy to sunny all within a week. I've known days in Glasgow where I went out at lunchtime for a pint in a beer garden to enjoy the sun, then walked home making snowballs.

FrederickKrisman : Casually inserts a picture of countries using Fahrenheit to embarrass the USA

Adam Hartmann : im from canada, we get the best of both summers hitting 32 and winters hitting -32 its a win win.

Bjorn Worpel : Australian houses are built to keep us cool? Have you ever been in a house in Australia? To me it seems like about 75% of houses here are barely insulated cardboard boxes that are ovens in summer and fridges in winter, unless they have constantly running split systems. Or maybe that's just a Victorian/Tasmanian thing...

TheCassiusTain : 0:29 instant thumbs up and subscribe. don't even need to see the rest of the video anymore

Lord Beermonster : People, don't seem to realise that Britain is well north of Montreal and Toronto, on the same latitude as Newfoundland in the north east of Canada. The northern tip of Scotland is at about the same latitude as the southern tip of Greenland. Temperatures in the British Isles are usually moderated by the Gulf Stream, but despite this the temperature in England has dropped below -25°c as recently as the 1980s

Katie Vee : The heatwave this year was horrible, I remember one Thursday it was 22 degrees at 8am (completely abnormal for England) and all the grass was brown and it was so hot and the heat bounced off everything :( I don't want that to happen again BUT our winter was also intense, the first major snowfall since like 2010

Daniel du Prie : I'm from Melbourne and spent a summer in Magdeburg, Germany. It got to 33, 34 a couple of days and it was unbearably hot! Much hotter than 33, 34 in Melbourne feels. 1) It was really humid and 2) There was barely a breeze, which made the "real-feel" temperature more like 40+. In Melbourne, as soon as it gets over 30, the humidity drops and there's usually a stiff, dry breeze which gets stronger the hotter it gets to keep you feeling cool. That's because there's almost always a cold front or trough pushing at the back of the system causing the heatwave. Plus, nothing's air-conditioned over there. I took a tram across town and thought I'd suffocate because of the lack of A-C, added to the fact that the windows didn't open. It felt like 45 inside. Also when hot weather hits it can last for weeks there because weather systems move much slower. In Melbourne a heatwave usually just lasts 2-3 days and then a cool change moves in. So, psychologically no matter how hot it gets you know that change is coming. Not so in Europe. So yea, 35 really is hot in Europe.

Roy : 35°C in an Australian winter is a complete lie, summer maybe, but that weather in winter would be a miracle unless you live in Central Australia which this girl clearly doesn’t.

Gendry Baratheon : It's because Brits, at least in the south, have fairly stable temperatures only occasionally getting below 0 and only rarely getting above 20. Whereas in Iowa in the Central US, where I live, temperatures drop 10 degrees below regularly staying below 0 for 4 months but our summers regularly go above 35 and spring and fall everywhere in between. Subsequently brits only have heating for when they need it but in a place like Iowa you wouldn't be caught dead without robust heating and cooling. This is because the UK is and Island and thus has the oceans to regulate and moderate its temperatures whereas Iowa is thousands of miles away from the coast.

D. K : 37 degrees with 22% humidity is pleasant in Mumbai

Tom Marvan : Air conditioning is not really a thing in the UK... neither is adequate deodorant in confined spaces...

sai gopala krishna nookala : In summer in India if the temp is 40 it would be the coolest day of the week we regularly experience temp from 45 to 48

Nathan Bond : This chick be intelligent af and 10/10 👌

Bobby Craig : I'm a brit. I DON'T NEED TO TOUGHEN UP YET. I'm 7 years old and I went to Sharm-el-Sheikh when it was 42° C there!

iPhone 8 : I’m so glad I live in Norway where we have cold winters that kills all disgusting animals and insects, and summers with the perfect temperature of a little over 20 C

Carl Ferguson : Yeah, we British get mocked by Australians in the summer and by Canadians in the winter.

Otex 11 : You think we handle heat badly? Earlier this year it dropped to -15°C! Try and deal with that with your cold homes

flynn nugent : You forgot to mention one thing The humidity in the UK Averages 83%

Harry 8642 : The issue is humidity, the UK has high humidity therefore your sweat doesn't evaporate as fast, making you feel hotter.

MsPinkwolf : She also forgot to mention it's usually the media blowing things out of proportion. Most people just get on with it!

Yuri Matias : I liked at the moment you told us youll be using celcius

Alexandra : It's getting cold now but I warm up by thinking about Brexit and pacing nervously around my room.

Brooke Taylor : The weather here (UK) changes madly. In the morning it can be 2 degrees, afternoon it’s 18. One day it can be quite warm, next it can be snowing. Our weather is mad.

Mr Burns : What isn’t mentioned is that with the UK being a maritime climate, the humidity tends to be much HIGHER than in a lot of other countries with makes the cold and hot temperatures seem more extreme than they really are. I remember a day in Manchester in July this year, it got up to about 29°C but the humidity never dropped below 50%. Also, we went to see a show and we travelled by bus - of course there was no air con on the bus. There was air con at the theatre but unfortunately the noise of the air con made it difficult to hear what the actors were saying. It was also very hot and clammy anyway as the theatre was full of people and as we know people produce HEAT. This made me feel tired and lathergic and therefore made it more difficult to concentrate on the storyline of the play. Luckily we live in a detached bungalow which means the house is a lot cooler than a lot of other houses. When we got back home it was still 28°C outside, but only about 24°C inside. We keep the curtains closed on South-facing windows during a heatwave in summer to stop the heat getting in.

Ace Of Spades : Australians, try wearing a *black* blazer, a blouse, a *black* jumper and *black* trousers in 30-degree weather, in a school with no air con and double glazed windows when you're used to the cold. - Also, you have to wear the blazer and jumper, you weren't given a choice

mberg1974 : British houses are not built for hot summers, but they sure aren't that great for cold winters either...

Mobeen Ahmed : The photo which shows that road melted is not melted. It is the pic of formula 1 car race track road which is made sticky so that car doesn't slip and have a perfect grip!

Cate C-N : At school we have to stay inside because there was a really bad heatwave it got to about 46°c I live in Townsville Australia so it is SO HOT HERE!!! And now it is around 30°c because it is raining a lot for some reason!

Philip Shehan : Even along the east coast of Australia, how hot it feels in summer can vary widely. Melbourne is in the south but you can get 40 C days in summer, But it is dry heat, which I can tolerate. But in Sydney and further up the coast to Queensland and the tropics, it is more humid, which I find difficult to handle, even though temperatures may only be in the 30s I don't like the Melbourne cold in winter though. Sydney is just a couple of degrees or so warmer which feels a lot different.. I like Queensland in winter, but my take on the tourist slogan, "Queensland. Beautiful one day, perfect the next" is "Queensland. Beautiful one day, the (stinking humid hot deadly stinger jellyfish) wet (or cyclone) season the next."

Sean : I like this video. Because Temperature is in Celsius

CoolDudeClem : You kidding? The average temperature in UK during summer (when summer finally gets going) is around 25-27C, not 20. 28 - 30 is where heatwave temperatures start. I want summer to come back as I can't stand winter. I prefer to bake, not freeze. I'm fed up with winter being the dominant season and hardly getting any summer. Back when I was a kid it was the other way round, summer lasted forever and there was hardly any winter. Although having said that, this year the weather was like it used to be, and I hope next year would be like that too. If temperatures could be around 27c every day regardless of what month it is, I'd be happy in this miserable gloomy depressing angry thug-filled rat-hole of a country.

chloegoeswiththeflowgaming Isom : London,London,London. WHY NO ONE NOTICE BRISTOL OR MANCHESTER ETC DX

Martin Heidegger : I'm from Scotland and I find anything above 25C to be uncomfortable, and anything above 30C unbearable (unless I'm sitting around a pool). I don't know how people in other countries can go about their normal days (commuting, working, exercising etc) when it's 35C+. Being sweaty and flustered is a horrible feeling to me. I would genuinely rather it be cold.

TheTechOasis : you are forgetting one thing, Humidity, the UK is atrociously humid in summer, 92%+ humidity for 7 straight days this year, you just get soaked in sweat even if you are sitting down its horrible, Australia has a drier heat, jungle areas excluded of course. it makes such a difference

MaShaw : British people: Im freezing, why is the weather always so shit. It's too hot, I hate the heat.

Unknown : i live in the south west uk, i wish summers were 20°C, this summer during the heatwave it got to nearly 40°C and our average summers are about 25-30°C, don’t forget the humidity

Pyro Is A Nazi : Who cares? You have the infrastructure to deal with heat all our building are designed to trap as much heat as possible so inside my school the temperatures can exceed 45c

Cool But Lonely : Another problem is English air conditioning is sooooooo freaking expensive!

Bhaalspawn84 : Last summer had months of 25C in Finland. IN THE ARCTIC CIRCLE. Last May-August was hottest ever measured.

Vectored Thrust : I speak as a tropical Malaysian who has moved to the UK...holy shit, 30 degrees is EXCRUCIATING here. My family home in Malaysia is designed to deal with 30+ degrees daytime temperatures on a regular basis. And the windows are open and wind blows through the house during the day. If it gets really bad, air conditioning. British houses become unbearable when the temperature is only 25. No air conditioning, homes designed to retain heat and little chance of wind blowing through a Victorian terrace house. I have to sleep with a wet towel soaked in ice water as a "blanket" to sleep when it's high 20s at night