Yesterday, the tides of the season changed and summer finally graced our English shores – and then left again last night as perpetual winter and thunderstorms rained down on Britain once more.
However, in those few spare hours of blistering heat – heat which most of us had prayed for, yet when it actually came out, we simply didn’t know how to react – tonnes of Brits managed to change the colour of their skin from a milk bottle white to a painful bright red.
And yes, it looks like fucking agony.
Taking to social media everywhere, new wave lobsters emerged out of their underwater hiding places and flooded the Internet with photos of their deep fried skin:
Freckles decide to take over my face & I get the worst sunburn, this pretty much sums up my summer every year pic.twitter.com/HZ3aLKowj4
— Charlotte Robbins (@Charl_Robbins) July 19, 2016
oh noo!! You didn't have your factor 50 on (again!) here's a lovely reminder of our sunburn in Truro! Xxxx pic.twitter.com/A2A2d3GWZ5
— Lila Clements (@Lilaclements) July 17, 2016
— Jenna (@NeonPinkJenna) July 18, 2016
There’s gonna be a lot of painful nights in the UK this week…
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.