The peak heat of summer is near, New Yorkers.
The hottest summer temperatures in New York City tend to occur from July 16 to 20, according to a 30-year trend calculated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center.
On average, heat-related illnesses cause more than 600 deaths every year. From 2001 to 2010, more than 28,000 people were hospitalized for heat-related illnesses, according to Chief Medical Officer Tim Davis, M.D.
According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, a heat index of about 95 degrees is especially dangerous for older adults and other vulnerable individuals.
WIth statistics like that and the peak heat upon us, it may be necessary to take some precautions.
But how hot is it really supposed to be for those five days? Weather.com predicts that July 16 to 20 appear to the rainiest days of summer rather than the hottest. The temperature isn’t forecasted to hit 90 degrees and there is a chance of thunderstorms three of the five days.