Yellow and amber weather warnings have been issued for much of the UK and Northern Ireland as Storm Hector closes in.
Wet weather, fallen trees and wind speeds of 70 miles per hour or more are expected. There is also a heightened chance of large waves and potential for beach debris to end up on roads in coastal areas.
The irony of the country preparing to batten down the hatches in mid-June hasn’t been lost on Twitter users and – as always – they’ve got something amusing to say about it.
For those who like to stay informed, here’s a public service announcement from some alpacas
— Barnacre Alpacas (@BarnacreAlpacas) June 14, 2018
Anyone who was foolish enough to complain about the recent warm weather is now eating their words
— (((Colin))) (@CoHesl) June 14, 2018
And sports days around the country have been thrown into chaos
We’ve had weeks and weeks of dry, warm, sunny weather.
TODAY is the school sports day #StormHector
— Nicola Mitchell (@mitchellnicola) June 14, 2018
But rogue trampolines are obviously a massive concern for all UK residents too
#StormHector Storms are usually forecast these days. Yet I still see and hear of trampolines going for a ride. Two things.
1. This is not the Wizard of Oz and England is not the USA for tornado appearances.
— St.John Jones (@stjohnjones13) June 14, 2018
— STEVEN COOPER (@stevencooperdj) June 14, 2018
Although trampolines aren’t the only strange objects you might discover in your garden…
#StormHector is sorely testing my washing line.
I'd like to take this opportunity to apologise to any neighbours who may think someone has gifted them a trampoline cover.
It's just my knickers.
— LTCatsnstuff (@LTCatsnstuff) June 14, 2018
Scottish residents are used to terrible weather (yes, even during summer), but this is getting ridiculous
This is your #Scottish libraries weather update*
— National Library of Scotland (@natlibscot) June 14, 2018
— New Town Flâneur (@NewTownFlaneur) June 14, 2018
Anyone who hasn’t seen Breaking Bad might not get this one but, trust us, it’s funny
— junaid bennett (@junaidbennett1) June 14, 2018
But if we all just picture Storm Hector as this cute little beagle puppy, things will surely blow over soon
My brothers dog is called Hector therefore I cannot take #StormHector very seriously. Here’s some photos of him as a baby for anyone being disrupted this morning! Not all Hectors are bad! pic.twitter.com/EkX2OSBlBG
— Linzi (@Linzi_JW) June 14, 2018