Thursday, June 28, was the hottest day Scotland has seen in 23 years. Nowhere was this better observed than at the Glasgow Science Centre.
When the mercury reached 32 degrees Celsius —that's just shy of 90 degrees Fahrenheit— guests indoors were able to study the science of such intensely hot weather. Meanwhile guests outdoors could witness the scorching heat first-hand.
The outside of the building was literally beginning to melt.
The heat is so intense that the roof of the Glasgow Science Centre is melting.— Jonathon Poole-Smith (@Jonathon Poole-Smith) 1530208062.0
Though the building's tiles were reportedly "weatherproof," the architects must not have planned for an oven-like climate.
How hot? So hot the Glasgow Science Centre roof is melting a bit 🔆🔆🔆 https://t.co/TUzm3GJZ1K https://t.co/I5uNLBcnWv— BBC Scotland News (@BBC Scotland News) 1530193699.0
Glasgow Science Centre's roof is melting if anyone is curious as to just how we're handling this heat.— Steven Anderson (@Steven Anderson) 1530206497.0
All 4 UK home nations have topped 30 Celsius today, with some local temperature records being broken #heatwave https://t.co/dq52Uort95— Met Office (@Met Office) 1530205681.0
The melting goo looked like an ominous portent of doom...
@owenhatherley The Science Centre in Glasgow is melting in the heat...thought you might enjoy these images https://t.co/bbFDw9Q4H8— # (@#) 1530209097.0
Even buildings are sweating in this heat! 💦 https://t.co/hJ7cs14Efd— BBC Scotland (@BBC Scotland) 1530201254.0
Sharon Lyons of the Glasgow Science Centre told BBC News:
As Scotland enjoys 'taps aff' weather, the weatherproof membrane from our roof is quite literally melting.
The structural integrity of the roof is completely sound, but we are left with a bit of an unsightly black goo on the roof.
When we return to typical Glasgow colder climes, we shall set about cleaning it.
Yep, the weatherproof membrane from our roof is quite literally melting. The structural integrity of the roof is co… https://t.co/ow8hyyuUVT— GlasgowScienceCentre (@GlasgowScienceCentre) 1530196424.0
It’s so hot in Glasgow the science centre is melting 🙈and the Gorse Bush is the garden is on the verge of spontaneo… https://t.co/Y42mtaZvY1— Debra (@Debra) 1530208326.0
If you're thinking about vacationing in Glasgow, waiting until Autumn may be a good idea. Air conditioning is not common as summer temperatures rarely reach these levels.
@NewOtherton All the windows are open. Just waiting for the cast of 'A Bugs Life' to fly in.— Jonathon Poole-Smith (@Jonathon Poole-Smith) 1530235055.0
@DeclanFlannigan @JPooleSmith Most forget you all don’t have AC since there’s no need. They’d be crying too. I live… https://t.co/g2uNW9tEPp— Lassitude ✨🌞✨ 𓅓 (@Lassitude ✨🌞✨ 𓅓) 1530233480.0
Although some of their friends across the pond in the United States (and even someone in brutally hot Australia) were less than sympathetic.
@JPooleSmith 88F is not intense, this company better not build anything in Texas it wouldn’t survive our Spring— Thomas in Texas (@Thomas in Texas) 1530219024.0
@JPooleSmith https://t.co/ml9PCae4OG— Stephen M (@Stephen M) 1530226973.0
@JPooleSmith Don't ever come to Oklahoma in the summer...you will not make it lol— Diary of a Mildly Irritated Black Woman (@Diary of a Mildly Irritated Black Woman) 1530220556.0
@Cerc1234King *Cries in Shire*— Jonathon Poole-Smith (@Jonathon Poole-Smith) 1530227147.0
@JPooleSmith @Cerc1234King *laughs in Texan*— Coffee time (@Coffee time) 1530234092.0
@OminousGamerYT @JPooleSmith @Cerc1234King *belly laughs in Australian* 😜— Damien with an E (@Damien with an E) 1530258182.0
@JPooleSmith Aw these Americans aren't understanding my pain... AM DYING! https://t.co/GhvRnJGfJ4— Declan ♛ (@Declan ♛) 1530221680.0
Hot and cold really are relative. Hopefully Glasgow can get back to their normal soon.