The British summer may be more up and down more than Octomom's knickers, but the intense sunny spells are almost making up for the rainy deluges.
The mercury hit a high of 25 degrees Celsius in London on Wednesday, sparking mass undress and bearing of pasty flesh. (It nudged 35 in Vienna, but there were no undignified shows of skin from our classier European neighbours.)
While we’re not cowering under brollies or giving each other death stares on damp, cramped tubes, the average Brit can be found lolling in a park, making short work of an ice lolly or frolicking in a fountain.
And it’s not just us humans employing these temperature-reducing tactics. Check out our gallery of animals cooling down in hot weather.