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How To Beat The Heat If You’re Traveling To England This Summer
The U.K. is currently in a record-breaking heat wave and most homes and buildings do NOT have air conditioning.
If you’re finally taking your dream trip across the pond this summer, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise if you were hoping to enjoy a cooler climate. Although the weather can be a bit unpredictable throughout the U.K., it’s rarely extreme. On average, the temperature usually fluctuates between 48–64 degrees Fahrenheit in England during the summer. But this year is different.
The U.K. has been hit with a massive heat wave. For the first time ever, temperatures broke 104 degrees Fahrenheit. In a county where most homes and buildings do not have air conditioning, Brits have essentially been left to sweat it out until the heat wave passes. While most people are just uncomfortable, some members of the population may be at risk of severe illness or death because of the extreme heat. Making matters worse, the high temps have also helped to fuel multiple fires that are currently burning throughout the U.K.
If you’ll be traveling to the U.K. before the heat wave passes, here are some essentials to pack that will help you stay cool.