NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The heat and humidity were with us through the weekend and it will continue into the start of the work week.
On a hot day like Friday, many families came to Look Park in Northampton to enjoy this beautiful weather.
The families at the park are not letting the heat ruin their day, so they are at the splash pads, playing mini golf, taking a stroll in the park, or taking a ride on the train. Those are just some of the ways they had planned to enjoy their time outdoors.
Western Massachusetts continues to be under a heat advisory that has now been extended through Tuesday evening, with the temperatures and humidity making it feel like it’s around 100 degrees. Experts say that the best rule of thumb on a hot day is to stay indoors if you can. Stay in air conditioning whenever possible, and if you plan to head outdoors, dress in loose, light colored clothing, and drink as much water as possible.
22News spoke to one family who’s been at the park all day today staying cool.
Joan Rasool of Northampton expressed, “Well, the park is well maintained. People are friendly. The kids are fun. It’s just an all around good time.”
Isra Abdul Kanerr of Northampton said, “I went to the water park. I went to the playground. I went onto the train. I just really like coming to this park and playing in the splash pad.”
Many people made quite the splash at the splash pad. Unfortunately, with the heat continuing across western Massachusetts, so does the drought.