Few things prompt people to flex their satirical muscles on social media like a heat wave, and as the mercury has hit its highest point in nine years #hottestdayoftheyear has started trending on Twitter.
Most parts of the UK are experiencing temperatures between 30C and 33C – meaning it is hotter than Barcelona and Athens.
As public transport and offices struggle to cope with the heat, workers are venting in the only way they know how: by posting witty tweets.
Packed trains filled with sweating commuters were an easy target for many tweeters.
Seriously hope some people on their commute today have a change of shirt. Phwoar, it's sweat-o- mania out here today #HottestDayOfTheYear— Tanya Leigh (@TLeigh050) July 1, 2015
Something something hot something something commute something something scorchio *bows*— Nicola Upton (@nicola_upton) July 1, 2015
Some leaped on #ThingsHotterThanToday to emphasise the heat by comparing it to infamously hot things...
#ThingsColderThanToday lava that has been set on fire with jalapeños on top— Zoë (@ZoeAmber_W) July 1, 2015
#ThingsColderThanToday my mixtape— Roonil Wazlib (@graceisamermaid) July 1, 2015
Middle Earth #thingscolderthantoday— Dan (@DEcob9) July 1, 2015
#ThingsColderThanToday The battery part of my laptop charger— Traskinator970 (@Traskinator970) July 1, 2015
Others drew on art and pop culture including the Bayeux Tapestry, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings and Total Recall.
But Twitter users won't have ammo for long, as temperatures are set to drop on Thursday when thunderstorms are likely to hit, a Met Office spokesman told the Metro.Reuse content