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Hello heatwave ☀️
Good day! Hope you like it hot. Six out of seven days this week could reach 90 degrees and several will feature uncomfortable humidity 🥵
The searing heat won’t be restricted to the U.S. — the UK is forecast to break its national temperature record of 102˚F on Monday or Tuesday. Temperatures may exceed 105˚F in a nation that isn’t accustomed to such high heat and where air conditioning is uncommon.
The graphic below shows the 1.2% of Earth’s surface, shaded in pink, that is forecast to be hotter than the hottest UK temperatures on Tuesday.
✈️ Flying back across the Atlantic, the Hudson Valley will get its most unsettled day of the week over with on Monday. A disturbance in the Great Lakes will dredge up excessive humidity and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, leading to a day with heavy showers and possible thunderstorms.
After a more settled and typically hot day on Tuesday, the heat will be turned up several notches on Wednesday with another surge in humidity due in from Wednesday night into Thursday.
A frontal passage on Thursday could cause a passing shower or thunderstorm, but not much of a cooling effect is expected.
The humidity may dip on Friday, although the high temperature is again forecast to be around 90.
Hot weather next weekend could be briefly interrupted by passing showers or storms.
Little in the way of relief is predicted for the week of July 25th, so plan on more hot, humid weather.
The map below shows where 10-day temperatures are forecast to exceed 90 degrees (white outline) and 100 degrees (yellow outline). The Hudson Valley falls into the 90+ degree category, with 100+ degree temperatures widespread across the south and west where drought conditions are intensifying 🌵
Areas shaded in pink are forecast to be hotter than 90˚F at some point in the next 10 days — the U.S. is not alone!
Pictures from a cooler place 🌴
This week, I share some photos from one of my favorite local spots in Auckland. Less than 40 minutes from the city sits a pristine coastal rainforest in the Waitakere mountain range.
The air always seems so indescribably pure in this place, which featured a comfortable temperature in the upper 50s, as modified by the abundance of plant life.
Would you like to go for a walk here? 👇
Stay hydrated this week 💧