This will likely not come as a surprise to those of you who have been sweltering under the heat the past few days.
Today is provisionally the hottest day ever recorded in Northern Ireland 📈 😮
Ballywatticock in County Down reached 31.2 °C at 15.40 🌡️
— Met Office (@metoffice) July 17, 2021
During the parkrun this morning it was already 24 degrees at 10 am. I know some of you love the heat but it is too friggin’ hot for me. Anything above 20 and I start to get uncomfortable.
I can never understand why people spend thousands going to Spain and Greece every summer to swelter in the baking sun.
My tip to survive the heat is to keep your blinds in your bedroom closed during the day. Switch to a lighter summer duvet if you have not already. Lastly, invest in a good fan, I have this chappie, a bargain at £22. The fan has the added benefit of the white noise helps you to sleep.
In case you are wondering Ballywatticock is outside Newtownards.
I help to manage Slugger by taking care of the site as well as running our live events. My background is in business, marketing and IT. My politics tend towards middle-of-the-road pragmatism, I am not a member of any political party. Oddly for a member of the Slugger team, I am not that interested in daily politics, preferring to write about big ideas in society. When not stuck in front of a screen, I am a parkrun Run Director.