A young expat has revealed her shock after moving to the UK and realizing it was hot compared to Australia, even at the same temperature.
Emily Brogan, originally from Brisbane, recently moved to London and regularly shares her observations about the differences between the two cities.
The social media star claimed Britain’s current heatwave had led her to consider returning to Australia because she felt like a “roast chicken cooking”.
“The weather in the UK is something else,” she said. “28°C in Britain is different from the same temperature in Australia.”
Emily remembers laughing about the British heatwave of 2022, where locals complained of 30C temperatures – but that all changed when she moved to London herself.
“I thought you were all a pair of souks who needed to toughen up,” she revealed.
Emily then experienced her first British heatwave and could not cope with the high humidity.
“We only had a week of summer (in London) and the temperature was in the high 20s – but I was dying.” I wasn’t sleeping, I closed my windows because I was scared and I live in a (dangerous) area.
“It was literally the most exhausting time – and I knew I couldn’t act the same way at home.”
Emily added: “If I complained about the 28C in Australia I would be exported out of the country. I would be so embarrassed.
The Brisbane woman finally understood why Londoners prefer lower temperature weather because it was “nice” and there was a “cool breeze”.
“I’m now preparing for the British winter and trying to convince myself I prefer it after almost dying during the week of summer we had.”
“My deepest apologies to the British,” she said.
Emily Brogan, from Brisbane, recently moved to London and regularly shares her observations about the differences between the two cities
Many Londoners thanked her for sharing the “truth” about the English summer.
“Everyone laughs at us until they have a British heatwave – British heat comes from the pits of hell,” one woman said.
“The way everyone says we’re being dramatic until they actually experience it,” echoed another.
“British heat is like humid and humid and other countries have dry heat which is obviously less hot,” said a third.
“Last year it was 40C and I felt like I was cooked,” one woman said. “My house in south London had an indoor temperature of 37°C. No air conditioner, built to retain heat and humidity! »
Other expats have shared similar experiences to Emily.
“It’s on average 42C here in Texas, I grew up in the UK and I’d prefer 42C in Texas to 28C in the UK any day,” one man said.
“I lived in France and every summer it was 40C – but oh my God, 27C in England is like 39C in France,” wrote another.