Summer really arrived in Doncaster today, with the thermometer hitting 25C in the town centre.
Ice creams were the order of the day as the start of what should be a heatwave lasting several days took hold.
Office workers and shoppers filled the benches in Sir Nigel Gresley Square for the first time since last summer, although the cooling foot fountains was inexplicably not working.
The BBC weather team is predicting Doncaster will bask in temperatures up to 26C for the next three days at laeast, with some experts saying it could last a fortnight.
But the hot weather brought the usual warnings to children not to try swimming in rivers, lakes and ponds because of the danger from the cold water.