Take care in the sun

Coal Aston Village Gala took place on Saturday (5 July 2013). Our picture shows the tug-o-war in action.
Coal Aston Village Gala took place on Saturday (5 July 2013). Our picture shows the tug-o-war in action.
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A village gala brought out the crowds to enjoy fun in the sun – and, according to forecasters, more hot weather is in store.

The Coal Aston village gala boasted dozens of stalls, children’s activities and a nostalgic display of classic vehicles, while revellers took part in a tug-of-war in the sweltering heat.

Coal Aston Village Gala took place on Saturday (5 July 2013). Our picture shows Daniel Hall (front), aged three, of Dronfield, with cousins, from left, Carleigh, Lucyanne and Jessica Hodges, aged five, seven and 11.

Coal Aston Village Gala took place on Saturday (5 July 2013). Our picture shows Daniel Hall (front), aged three, of Dronfield, with cousins, from left, Carleigh, Lucyanne and Jessica Hodges, aged five, seven and 11.

The day was blessed with sunshine throughout – but GPs in Sheffield are reminding city residents to take care in the sun to avoid becoming unwell and developing conditions such as heatstroke.

Dr Zak McMurray, clinical director of NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group, said vulnerable people, including the elderly and young children, should avoid going outside from 11am to 3pm, when the heat is at its most intense.

He also recommended using suncream, wearing cool clothing, drinking plenty of water and keeping homes well ventilated.

Forecaster Laura Caldwell, from Meteogroup, said today was expected to be ‘very warm with lots of sunshine’, with a maximum temperature of 28 C.

Tomorrow will be cooler and cloudier, with a top temperature of 21C, but will remain dry with some evening sunshine, she added.

“On Thursday it will start picking up again, and on Friday and into the weekend it’s looking fine.

“The temperatures will be picking up again with highs of 27C.”

Saturday and Sunday are going to be ‘quite settled’, Laura said.