Heatwave set to end tonight

Twinkle Trotters the pig gets washed down following a pig race at the Farmers’ Cart

Pig race at the Farmers’ Cart

Youngsters enjoy a splash at the David Lloyd Centre, York

Becca Bland, of York Maze, cools off by being soaked by her work colleagues

Holiday traffic on the A64 near the Hopgrove roundabout

Familes flock to the coast to cool off in the hot weather

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SUNWORSHIPPERS were set to bask in one more day of heatwave in York today, with temperatures predicted to soar once again as high as 26C.

But weathermen had some relief in store for those who have found the recent heat a little too much to bear, with a cold front expected to cross the region tonight and bring noticeably cooler weather by tomorrow.

RAF Linton on Ouse recorded 26 Centigrade, or almost 79 Fahrenheit, at 2pm yesterday, but temperatures are expected to fall to a much more comfortable 21 C, or 70 Fahrenheit, tomorrow, with bright or sunny spells and showers, with similar conditions expected for much of next week.

Yesterday children were enjoying the sunshine and the pig racing at Piglets at Farmers Cart at Towthorpe Grange, while others chose to cool off in the pool at David Lloyd gym in York at at York Maze. Meanwhile there were traffic tailbacks on the A64 heading towards the coast as people took advantage of the good weather.

York Hospital has said it is doing all it can to keep patients cool during the hot spell, with ward temperatures monitored, drinks rounds increased and ice pops ordered to keep patients cool.

Patient Christine Dinsdale, 80, said: “The staff have not been in half an hour and their uniforms are soaked with sweat. It’s melting the ice water they bring us. Both the patients and the staff are suffering.”

A spokeswoman said that unfortunately the age and fabric of the building meant air conditioning could not be installed in all of the ward areas, although freestanding air conditioning units were being brought in for the higher risk areas. “We are able to move high-risk, vulnerable patients to cooler areas if needed and if it is clinically safe to move them,” she said.

 

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3:22pm Fri 25 Jul 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Yay, normal Summer weather. Not quite 1976 but very nice all the same.

Enjoy!
Yay, normal Summer weather. Not quite 1976 but very nice all the same. Enjoy! ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: 15

3:41pm Sat 26 Jul 14

malonemalone says...

and i guarantee the heating at York Hospital was still on!
and i guarantee the heating at York Hospital was still on! malonemalone
  • Score: 14

11:48pm Sat 26 Jul 14

expubcrawler says...

Really? In this day and age there is no air conditioning in a hospital? I realize it's an expense and probably wouldn't be used year round, but not only would patients be more comfortable, germs wouldn't multiply so easily.
Really? In this day and age there is no air conditioning in a hospital? I realize it's an expense and probably wouldn't be used year round, but not only would patients be more comfortable, germs wouldn't multiply so easily. expubcrawler
  • Score: 3

8:31am Mon 28 Jul 14

MrsHoney says...

expubcrawler wrote:
Really? In this day and age there is no air conditioning in a hospital? I realize it's an expense and probably wouldn't be used year round, but not only would patients be more comfortable, germs wouldn't multiply so easily.
Because air con doesn't spread bugs around at all!! We have it at work and if one person gets a cold everyone gets it.
[quote][p][bold]expubcrawler[/bold] wrote: Really? In this day and age there is no air conditioning in a hospital? I realize it's an expense and probably wouldn't be used year round, but not only would patients be more comfortable, germs wouldn't multiply so easily.[/p][/quote]Because air con doesn't spread bugs around at all!! We have it at work and if one person gets a cold everyone gets it. MrsHoney
  • Score: 3

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