The temperature on the tube surpassed the legal limit for transporting cattle
Yesterday was so hot on London’s Underground, it would have been illegal to transport cattle in there.
According to EU law, cows can be moved around in temperatures of up to 30C.
Yesterday, the mercury hit a sweltering 35.5C on the Central Line.
Apparently, though, there are no rules against transporting humans in such scorching temperatures.
Commuters tweeted about how they were enduring the heat.
Not only do farm animals enjoy cooler conditions than this, they’re also allotted more space than humans are given on the tube.
Transport for London’s“recommended maximum level of crowding in normal circumstances is three people per square metre of standing space, although this varies.”
Government regulations on cattle space allowance stipulate that cows should be given at least 0.95m2 each, and as much as 1.60m2 or more for the heaviest cows.
And it’s not just cows that enjoy more spacious conditions, but chickens, goats and sheep too.
That’s just unbaaalievable.
London's commuters aren’t the only ones who have struggled with this week’s temperatures.
Roads in Surrey and Cambridgeshire have literally melted under the heat.
And the #toohottosleep hashtag has been trending on Twitter, as people vent their frustration at having beautiful, sunny weather, instead of the traditional cold and rain.
Bloody ungrateful bunch.
The heat has even led to workplace rows. This guy was sent home for wearing shorts, and came back in his mum’s dress.
It looks his boss got the message…
And these French bus drivers seem to have followed suit.
If you’re wondering, 'when will it all end?!', then we’ve got some wonderful news; the Met office has warned of torrential rain, thunder, lightning, large hailstones and flooding throughout today.
Let the celebrations begin!