With high temperatures and higher humidity, New Yorkers are in for a week of sweat, heat, and utter discomfort, according to meteorologists. On Sunday, temperatures across the city soared to a whopping 92 degrees.
With comparatively lower heat expected today, humidity is set to go up, making it a little uncomfortable to step outside. As reported by The New York Post, Meteorologist Brett Rossio stated that “The dew point is going to surge in coming days, so it’s going to feel even worse.”
According to Rossio, temperatures will reach a high of 89 degrees on Monday, followed by 88 Tuesday and 87 Wednesday with afternoon storms expected to cool things off slightly.
Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Cuomo issued a warning on Friday, saying “The first heat wave of 2021 is about to blanket the state with sweltering temperatures and thick humidity for several days beginning Sunday, and I urge all New Yorkers to take action to prevent heat-related illnesses or injury. Check on neighbors and limit outdoor activity to ensure you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy through these extreme temperatures.” Cuomo also added that those who are susceptible to heat-related illnesses, including young children, the elderly, those who exercise outdoors, those involved in vigorous outdoor work, and those who have respiratory diseases such as asthma, should take necessary steps to stay cool as temperatures rise.