Man narrowly escapes clutches of British heatwave
A former Pilbarian has described his harrowing ordeal as he was almost forced to survive through a British “heatwave” last week.
Temperatures were tipped to hit 30C in the motherland, what they call a heatwave but we know as winter.
Luckily for the Brits, this never eventuated because of an unexpected change in winds. Paul Graham left Karratha for the Isle of Wight earlier this year and said despite avoiding the heatwave, it had still been warm.
“I heard legends about the English heatwave so I made sure to take my summer thongs with me,” he said.
“I wasn't prepared to risk a 27-degree day with full shoes.
“I had to wipe my brow at least three times today and I had to switch my third cup of tea for the day to a cooled squash beverage.
“Air-conditioners have atrophied from disuse and now, at our time of need, are proving unable to provide even the most pathetic of airflow.”
Mr Graham said he could not go anywhere without someone mentioning how warm it was.
Meanwhile in Karratha, it was touching 30C for most of the week.
The weather has taken a turn in recent weeks on the Pilbara coast, with warm sunny days taking over from high winds, rain and cooler temperatures.