Just 27 photos of York basking in the hottest day of the year so far

Hot enough for you? Lunchtime in Museum Gardens. Photographs: YorkMix
19 Apr 2018 @ 5.05 pm
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If anyone moaned that it was ‘too hot’ today, you have our permission to squirt them liberally with a water pistol.

After months of grey, gloomy and cold days, York finally got to bask in some proper heat on Thursday (April 19). And most people in the city were loving it.

The mercury hit 24C, making it the hottest day of the year so far. Residents flocked to York’s parks and riverside to bask in the wonderful weather.

This early summery spell comes thanks to warm air from the Azores, off the coast of Portugal, being dragged up towards the UK by the combined efforts of an area of low pressure over the Atlantic and high pressure over western Europe.

Tonight it will drop to 9C with another lovely, if slightly cooler day, forecast for Friday when 19C is the expected high.

Predictably, come the weekend we are looking at showers (Saturday) and grey cloud (Sunday).

Hot in the city

A deckchair outside the Minster and a sandwich. What more do you need?
A youngster has fun in the sun in Museum Gardens
Shambles Market looks colourful

Dining al fresco on Parliament Street

Free samples at Carluccio’s on St Helen’s Square

Constantine is ready for his close-up
Ice creams and messing about in boats
Music next to the driest fountain this side of the Sahara
St Helen’s Square under blue skies
A riverside stroll
A good resting spot – Treasurer’s House
Spending some special time with your smartphone in Deans Park
Flat out next to the Yorkshire Museum

Visitors get a few shots of Shambles

What more do you need?

Chilling by the river
Nobody move
Where else would you want to be?
Zipping along nicely
City Cruises glides past the rowing club
Well, it’s just splendid, isn’t it.
Be nice when they finish it
On the bench but still warming up
Skies blue, College Green
Sun song
A bicycle in Museum Gardens