Jumping for joy as temperature soars

From left, Xiomara Wellington-Faissal, six, Naomi Paton, three, and Zephaniah Wellington-Paton, three, enjoyed Oxfordshire’s hottest day by taking a dip at Oxford’s Hinksey Pool yesterday

Buy this photo From left, Xiomara Wellington-Faissal, six, Naomi Paton, three, and Zephaniah Wellington-Paton, three, enjoyed Oxfordshire’s hottest day by taking a dip at Oxford’s Hinksey Pool yesterday

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SUNSEEKERS headed out in their droves as Oxfordshire bathed in the hottest weather this year so far.

The mercury shot to 22.8°C in Brize Norton on Saturday, the warm-est part of the county all weekend, and 20.9°C yesterday.

And after a miserable winter of downpours and flooding, swimmers could not wait to cool off with a dip in Oxfordshire’s outdoor pool.

Oxford Mail:

Jonia Hasler, six, at Cherwell Boathouse

Anna Wishlade, 10, from Headington, headed to Oxford’s Hinksey outdoor pool with her brother Louis, 12, to cool off.

The St Andrew’s Primary School pupil said: “It was fun and clean. I have been to the pool twice this year and I like swimming. I like to splash my brother.”

Her mother Faith said: “The pool is a little oasis in the middle of Oxford. We’ve had a great weekend with lots of fun. The weather has been superb. It feels like the middle of July. “ The average temperature for Oxford in May is usually 17.1°C .

Oxford Mail:

Zhai Tan and Fiona Tay play frisbee in Oxford University Parks

Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said: “For Oxfordshire at the weekend we’ve had temperatures that are the hottest of the year so far, at 22.°8C.”

The hottest day on record for Oxfordshire saw temperatures soar to 35.6°C at RAF Benson on August 3, 1990.

 

Oxford Mail:

Mosley, five, from Rose Hill with mum Ossi

Friends Xiomara Wellington-Faissal, six, Naomi Paton, three, and Zephaniah Wellington-Faissal, three, cooled off with a splash in Hinksey pool.

Pegasus School pupil Xiomara said: “It was really lovely and lots of fun. I love swimming. I’m excited for the summer.”

Meanwhile, students took their minds off books and flocked to the University Parks.

Zhai Tan and friend Fiona Tay joined in a game of frisbee on Saturday.

Oxford Mail:

A runner makes the most of a sunny South Park

Biochemistry student Tan, 22, said: “There were 10 to 14 of us. It has been a long-time since I’ve seen the sunshine in the city.”

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