Temperatures across York soared on Wednesday (July 1). Those weather forecasters reckoned it could be the warmest day for a decade, so we left the comfort of the Mix air conditioned office suite (!) to try to find the hottest spot in town.
Travelling the length and breadth of, er, central York with our suite of sensitive meteorological gauges (and not just a £2 Barnitts thermometer) we clocked temperatures ranging from 30˚C (86˚F) upwards.
But where was the most sweltering place to be in the city? Here’s what we found…
St Helen’s Square
The gardens were officially York’s hottest spot on the hottest day of the year. Unless you know better…