In the past, friends of ours in England have asked, "what is it like in Spain when the temperature rises to near forty degrees?" and "how do we cope?"
Well now they know because it is hotter today in parts of England than it is here in Bigastro.
To be fair, we do have air conditioning in our house here and we have a pool we can dip into to cool down.
On the basis of a few days of extreme heat, nobody would invest in air conditioning for their homes in Britain. A couple of fans would help though. Although fans will not cool the house down, the circulating air would make it feel fresher.