It has been confirmed today by the Met Office that it is hot.

A spokesperson for the revered weather recording and forecasting body said, ‘We can officially state now that it is hot.’

The news has come as a massive shock to millions across the United Kingdom, who until this point have been wandering around believing that they are melting without quite being able to put their finger on the reason why.

One witness said, ‘Now that I know that it is hot, I am going to make it my business to give this simple piece of information to everyone that I come into contact with.’

‘This is vital in my opinion, as there is a significant risk that others are yet to realise that it is hot.’