You can tell when the weather is pleasant
By the horrible presence of knees.
And the definite lack of deodorant
In the scents that waft in on the breeze.
There’s a ban against using your hosepipe,
The heat causes rail delays.
The weather man tells us it’s scorching
And predicts it will swelter for days.
There are photos of girls in bikinis
In the newspapers and on TV.
Everyone’s saying it’s hotter
Than the mainland of Spain’s going to be.
You can tell when the weather is warmer
‘Cause the shops have all run out of Coke,
And the neighbours are out in the garden
And you’re smelling their sausagey smoke.
You can tell when the Brits have a heatwave
As they’re telling you how they can’t sleep.
How the air in their room isn’t moving
It’s enough to make anyone weep.
It’s not that it’s much of a problem,
At least, not one that’s likely to stay,
Since glorious weather in Britain
Rarely lasts past the end of the day.