Extreme heat has residents cooling off at Hampden Ponds

Hampden County

(WWLP) – Many of us enjoy relaxing at the beach on a summer day and many local residents still did that Sunday, despite it being excessively hot.

“It’s kind of unbearable but when you’re here it’s wonderful, you just go in the water,” Betsy Skwira of Chicopee told 22News. “I think on Saturday I spent two hours in the water.”

Sunday was a near repeat of Saturday for the weather with high temperatures in the upper 90s. One Springfield mother told 22News cooling off at Hampden Ponds was the best option since they don’t have a pool.

“I don’t have a pool by my house but it’s hot out, but it’s beautiful to come out as long as you have water next to you,” Erica Morales of Springfield said.

The heat and humidity made it feel like over 100 degrees again on Sunday, but that didn’t stop local residents from having a beach day. There was still a lot of people at Hampden Ponds in Westfield, but residents here made sure to take precautions to stay safe in the heat.

“We had so much sunblock on because we could get hurt or burned in the water,” Jomar Morales of Springfield said. “It’s getting hotter but we are having fun in the water and it’s refreshing.”

Luckily for us, there is some relief in the forecast. Temperatures Monday are expected to drop back to the 80s.

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