Mike Sugerman/WCBS 880

New York Gears Up For Another Heat Wave

August 05, 2018 - 10:58 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- After a tornado and several days of tropical humidity and downpours, the weather is changing yet again in New York City.

Temperatures started to rise Sunday as a big Bermuda High in the Atlantic pushed westward.

The combination of the high temperatures and the humidity is expected to push the heat index near 100 degrees for the next couple of days.

As WCBS 880’s Mike Sugerman reported, people were trying to make the best of the heat in Central Park Sunday. Some even managed to get to the penguin exhibit in the Central Park Zoo where it was a cool 35 degrees.

A heat advisory is in effect for much of the area from Sunday morning until 8 p.m. Tuesday, meaning the five boroughs will be experiencing another heat wave for the summer.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

Cooling centers in all five boroughs will be open Sunday and Monday. Anyone interested in visiting a center can call 311 to find the nearest location.

The city’s Office of Emergency Management also recommends checking in on the elderly and making sure pets and children are not left inside cars.