But nothing brings out humour like adversity, so grab a cold drink, sit yourself directly in front of the fan and prepare to have a chortle at the creative ways Spaniards are reacting to the heatwave.
Here’s a few of our favourites:
A classic move
— Ana sabe volar (@Ana_sabe_volar) June 27, 2019
Trying to improve things but actually making them worse
— Daniela M. (@Daniela_m6891) June 22, 2019
Just wishing for a good night's sleep
— Traductor Murciano (@traductormurcia) June 24, 2019
Learning to adapt our fashion senses to the heat
— Fito A. T. (@enredandole) June 28, 2019
Gotta stay prepared
— Juan (@shinosucke) June 28, 2019
We all wish we were this dog right now
— Tanto estudiar para esto (@JediEnPracticas) June 28, 2019
Taking inspiration from Mr Burns
— Daniel Funes (@Daniel11355592) June 28, 2019
It's the little things that get us through
— Raquel García Renedo (@Kakely) June 28, 2019
Proof that accessories can be practical AND fashionable
So hot you could fry an egg on the asphalt and grill toast on the street.
— Alberto Bayón (@crispi08) August 3, 2018
And there was much humour, and jealousy about Galicia, the northwestern corner of Spain that is undoubtedly the best place to be this week.
This one jokes that in a Spanish supermarket they have placed time limits on shoppers in the frozen aisle.
Mercadona limitará el tiempo maximo de estancia en la zona de congelados hasta que se acabe el #CalorMortal
“No podemos refrigerar a todos. Hay que ser responsables en esto” pic.twitter.com/45Y6aa9NkH
— Craca (@cracacraca) August 3, 2018
Only the cave dwellers will survive!