HUDDERSFIELD is basking in a tropical heatwave.
Temperatures soared again yesterday to the low 80s - making it the hottest spell in five years.
And with humidity levels rising, there was a distinctly tropical feel in the air - particularly at night.
"Let's enjoy it" was the message from Huddersfield meteorologist Paul Stevens, of Salendine Nook.
"Days when the temperature rises above 25ºC are very rare in the Pennines, perhaps two or three each year, and already this year we have had six days in Huddersfield above that.
"It looks good for the rest of the week, too, although we might get a brief thunderstorm.
Certainly it is the warmest and driest spell we have had for years.
"It looks as though we will get five consecutive days with temperatures in the 80s -the best since 1990."
The sunshine meant massive demand for ice creams and cold drinks in the town centre and in the parks many workers took a break from stuffy offices.
There is a downside - this hot, dry spell follows a very dry June and reservoir levels are dropping.
But staff at Yorkshire Water are confident they can avoid the problems elsewhere in Britain where hosepipe bans are looming for thousands of homes.
Stevens said: "It reached 28ºC yesterday and never dropped below 16.5ºC at night and that will continue, at least for the rest of the week."
The Met Office predicted plenty sunshine for Huddersfield for the rest of the week.
Forecasters said there could be some cloud around today and on Thursday, but temperatures will stay in the mid to high 20s all week.
But for real heat, head for Spain.
Temperatures in the holiday resort of Torremolinos soared to 43ºC or 106ºF yesterday!