A huge heat wave plunged over the central and eastern parts of the United States on Saturday, sending residents to cooling centers, and bringing Washington a heat index of 40 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Celsius) "It's quite hot now by the state of the plains through the Mississippi Valley to the East Coast," said Alex Lamberts, a meteorologist at the Weather Forecast Center at the National Meteorological Service.
Heat is the most lethal phenomenon, according to time, and cities from Chicago to New York have urged residents to seek refuge in cooling centers located in places ranging from libraries to shopping malls.
Tourists visiting the monuments and museums of the National Mall in Washington can withstand temperatures close to 1
Night temperatures have remained so high in a heat wave that began in the middle of the Midwest week that Rockford , Illinois, for the first time since 1918, meets its record for all time, failing to fall below 27 degrees Celsius on Friday.
Cities from Chicago to New York have urged residents to seek refuge in cooling
"Heat stress tends to be warmer," he said. has a cumulative effect, so if you do not recover at night, especially if you do not have air conditioning, you will gain more heat stress, "Lamberts said. ] "When it stays warm at night, it provides a higher start for temperatures the next day," he added.
By noon on Saturday, Boston's thermal index was 102 F (39 C) and predicts to rise to 40 C until late afternoon. The New York Heat Index was 100 F (38 C) and the forecast was to rise to 110 F (43 C) and Washington was 106 F (41 C) expected to climb to 111 F (44 C) , said Lamberts. Some outdoor activities, including the New York Triathlon and running outside of Washington, were canceled. Others inclined their rules to keep the cool and safe ones, including the Yankees stadium, allowing fans to bring their own bottled water and shade umbrellas and offer hydration stations at all levels of the field.
Expected high temperatures until Sunday