‘Frozen’ Brits are still using hot water bottles in June

The summer solstice might only be seven days away, but people across the UK are still being forced into finding ways to combat the cold.

Despite summer being just around the corner, some Brits have been forced into getting their hot water bottles out during one of the coolest Junes on record.

This time last year a heatwave swept the country, with Brits basking in almost exotic temperatures as high as 28C. 2024 has been a damp squib in comparison, however, with temperatures sitting at around half of that figure in recent weeks.

It’s prompted scores of people to vent their frustrations on Reddit, with one user admitting she’s still having to keep warm just seven days before the summer solstice.

“Love using my hot water bottles in June,” she penned sarcastically alongside a snap of her bottle in the r/CasualUK subreddit. “Anyone else?”

Scores of other users admitted they were in the same boat, with one responding: “The car seat heater is back in full use and my heated blanket is still on the bed. Temp me all you want with your lukewarm sunshine, but I will not be fooled.”

Love using my hot water bottles in June ???????????? Anyone else?
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“It’s 4am here in Durham and my plastic roof is FROZEN,” cursed a second person.

A third hit out: “It’s cold enough that I have had the heated blanket on whilst working today and had the fire on last night. Yes it’s not winter cold, but in the winter I had the heating on all day and night. I’m getting closer to turning the heating back on as my hands and nose are getting ridiculously cold during the day. To me, it’s starting to feel like mid January.”

A fourth added: “Typing this from underneath my heated blanket, about to put on my ski jacket to go to work.” And a fifth Redditor penned: “Yep, I broke out my long bottle for 2 nights this week… Granted I’ve been a bit run down but still. Might need to consider digging out my second quilt.”


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    Others appeared to be less concerned, however. “I will take needing a hot water bottle that this time of year over 35°C+ and >80% relative humidity all year every year for the rest of my life please,” one person replied.

    Another explained: “16C is very normal. That’s maybe a jumper inside, but not cold enough for a hot water bottle or the heating. I don’t get you guys, it’s 15C outside mine and it’s perfectly pleasant inside and out. Probably won’t be opening the window but the amount of complaining is ridiculous.”

    And a third cursed the moaners: “Honestly the UK subs are wild. Whether it’s someone asking how to use a shop or how to empty the bin or pretending it’s the Arctic all the time, it’s just nuts. I’m totally aware it’s colder than other summers but it’s COLDER not COLD. It isn’t cold in general just colder than usual. People are carrying on like it’s the middle of January or something.”

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