NYC has been on quite a wild ride when it comes to the weather as of late, and it’s not stopping yet.
Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, July 26, NYC temperatures are expected to climb well into the 90s, accompanied by suffocating humidity, in what’s known as a “Bermuda High,” and will hover there throughout the remainder of the week.
According to AccuWeather, a Bermuda High is a high-pressure system that can have significant impacts on the track and strength of a tropical system, determining where they make landfall. This can cause temperatures and humidity to soar in certain areas, and in this case it’s happening in NYC.
The National Weather Service has reported that excessive heat will hit NYC this week, reaching into the 90s on Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures are expected to peak on Friday, possibly climbing as high as 100-105°F, before heading back down to the 90s on Saturday, likely reaching higher than 95°F.
And considering the average temperature in NYC in July peaks at a high of 84°F, this week’s high temps, which at points can be as much as 20 degrees higher than normal, could set records.
This isn’t the first time the city has seen crazy temps this year either–NYC smashed an 82-year-old record with 90°F temperatures back in April, and the warmest January recorded in city history occurred this past winter.
Unfortunately NYC’s cooling centers aren’t currently open, but some additional tips on staying cool include the following:
- Take a dip in one of NYC’s free public pools
- Have FDNY open a fire hydrant for you (request it here)
- Jump in an NYC fountain–it’s legal!
- Stay hydrated
- Get some ice cream
Stay up to date with NYC’s weather forecast here.