In a summer of people dumping buckets of ice water over their head, New York City has endured just four days of 90-degree weather.
One player fainted mid-match as temperatures topped 42C (108F) at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Others said it felt like they were playing tennis in a sauna, or on a frying pan that sizzled their soles.
The medical examiner’s office says hyperthermia caused the 78-year-old man’s death on Friday. The National Weather Service says the air temperature reached 96 degrees in the city that day.
In a press release, New York’s senior senator said last week’s heat wave highlighted the need to strengthen the equipment and make the transit systems more resilient.
Saturday marks the seventh day of temperatures above 90 degrees in New York City. As residents crank up the air conditioning, an unprecedented strain is being put on power companies.
Despite the blistering heat, over 100 children gathered for a soccer tournament on Saturday. They didn’t seem to mind the temperatures.
As the heat wave continues, firefighters in New Jersey and on Long Island have been treated for heat exhaustion.
Friday’s promotion allows people to use the Uber app to summon an ice cream truck hired by Uber to their location, provided they purchased a minimum number of treats.
On Wednesday, the hashtag #ItsSoHot was introduced on Twitter, which has prompted thousands of funny and creative tweets from folks sweating it out.
Temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Thursday with relief from the largest heat wave of the summer still days away.
The temperature isn’t the only thing getting hot these days. If you’ve been outside, you may have noticed tempers are flaring.
As far as pregnant Dina Moran was concerned, sitting on beach chairs in the water on the Jersey Shore was the only way to live Thursday.
A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. Friday for all of New York City, Westchester and Rockland counties, and parts of Connecticut.
Air conditioners have been working overtime this week to keep homes cool during the Tri-State Area’s latest blistering heat wave, but all that power is putting major stress on the grid.
A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday for New York City and until 8 p.m. Tuesday for Westchester and Rockland counties and parts of Connecticut. An excessive heat warning is in effect for parts of New Jersey.