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It's typical. We spend all year wishing for sunshine, but when it arrives, we realise it's not quite the same when we aren't by a swimming pool or have air conditioning in our bedrooms. This summer, the heat is reaching record-breaking heights.
The Met Office has said temperatures could reach 43 degrees Celcius across the nation on Sunday 17 July, which would make it the hottest day ever recorded in the UK. It's worth trying to get your hands on the best fans to help keep you cool, stock up on the best sunscreens, and get to researching the best beaches in the UK, but let's be real for a second: when it's this hot, it can be seriously uncomfortable; not to mention, sleeping becomes a nightmare.
If you're looking to beat the heat, it's time to get creative. Read ahead to find some of the most effective hacks to keep you cool this summer.