SUMMER football, eh?
The closest Partick Thistle got to tropical weather in Alloa was the monsoon conditions.
A hardy 336 supporters turned out at Recreation Park – the bulk of them Jags fans. It's fair to say not one of them was tempted to shed their coat and reach for the factor 50.
On a surface as treacherous as any on a dreich November night, Thistle went about their pre-season business with a comfortable 2-1 win over Alloa Athletic that takes them a step forward on their journey to optimum fitness ahead of the new campaign.
There were starting places for new signings Hugh Murray, Steven Lawless – who scored the opener before Aaron Sinclair doubled the Jags lead – and Aaron Muirhead.
There is, however, little information to be gleaned from these games and Jackie McNamara won't be getting too carried away after last night's showing.
His Thistle side kept the ball well and created a couple of decent chances, the majority of which started to come in the latter stages of the second period as Alloa tired.
They controlled the bulk of the game, with Blair Munn's goal for the hosts on 66 minutes coming out of the blue. But time will tell when the season gets under way properly.
McNamara said: "The aim is always to be challenging for promotion. That's what we are hoping to do over the season.
"There is no point otherwise. We've been working hard, we're pleased with the direction we're taking and last night's game was another good workout."
Stuart Bannigan and David Cox brought a bit of life to proceedings with an angry exchange in the middle of the park that saw both of them earn a ticking off. That was followed by Alloa's trialist then being invited to leave the field after his use of foul and abusive language towards referee John McKendrick.
Bannigan, though, caught the eye of his manager.
"It was nice to see that little bit of fight in him," smiled McNamara. "I'd like to have a team of players like that."
Thistle were dominant throughout proceedings and the figures on the touchline were relatively relaxed. McNamara, and Alloa boss Paul Hartley, who both played for Celtic but never overlapped, could be seen chewing the fat and exchanging a few laughs on the touchline.
Hartley even went so far as to hold his hand up in apology to his counterpart after one particularly crunching tackle from teenager Munn on Sinclair, a challenge that drew a gasp from the small crowd.
If McNamara has his way, it won't be the only thing the Jags fans have to get excited about this season.