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Hotting up in the USA
'Sauna-like' conditions grip the northeastern states.
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2013 10:18
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Hot air, laden with moisture, is making life difficult in northeastern parts of the USA.

The National Weather Service is urging people to lookout for signs of heat-related illnesses, including fatigue, sunstroke, muscle cramps and heat exhaustion.

The hot, humid weather is expected to get worse over the next few days, before thunderstorms bring some relief on Friday and Saturday.

However, as well as bringing some cooler conditions, the thunderstorm may also turn severe, and bring large hail and damaging winds.


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Northeastern parts of the USA are sweltering in scorching summer heat.
Mehdi Taamallah/AFP
High pressure is bringing sticky air with no wind to bring any relief.
AFP/AFP
Temperatures in Central Park soared to 34C (93F) on Tuesday.
Mehdi Taamallah/AFP
The weather is expected to get hotter and more humid in the next few days.
Mehdi Taamallah/AFP
The National Weather Service warned residents to be on the lookout for signs of heat illness, including sunstroke, muscle cramps and heat exhaustion.
Mehdi Taamallah/AFP
Thunderstorms at the weekend are likely to bring some relief to the residents, but as well as cooling things down, they could bring large hail and damaging winds.
Mehdi Taamallah/AFP
Meanwhile, in Death Valley National Park, California, people expect extremely hot weather. The Badwater ultra-marathon, a gruelling 217 km (135 mile) race, tests competitors to the limit.
Lucas Jackson/REUTERS
Death Valley is the site of the highest official temperature ever measured on earth: 56.7C (134F) on 10 July 1913.
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Northeastern parts of the USA are sweltering in scorching summer heat.

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=0fLqenc6FL0cJMehdi TaamallahAFPAl Jazeera Upload Images

Northeastern parts of the USA are sweltering in scorching summer heat.

Under my umbrella
Meltinghttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=02BP2MNeSO76l

High pressure is bringing sticky air with no wind to bring any relief.

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=02BP2MNeSO76lMehdi TaamallahAFPAl Jazeera Upload Images

High pressure is bringing sticky air with no wind to bring any relief.

Melting
Cool watershttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=0d3l3SP3VFaCl

Temperatures in Central Park soared to 34C (93F) on Tuesday.

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=0d3l3SP3VFaClAFPAFPAl Jazeera Upload Images

Temperatures in Central Park soared to 34C (93F) on Tuesday.

Cool waters
Soaking up the sunhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=0g4a9Eafrs6dv

As well as being hot, the weather is also very humid.

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=0g4a9Eafrs6dvMehdi TaamallahAFPAl Jazeera Upload Images

As well as being hot, the weather is also very humid.

Soaking up the sun
Is that Batman?http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=05j83kw7Wl26B

The weather is expected to get hotter and more humid in the next few days.

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=05j83kw7Wl26BMehdi TaamallahAFPAl Jazeera Upload Images

The weather is expected to get hotter and more humid in the next few days.

Is that Batman?
Dressing for the weatherhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=04dU6L4ai80zE

A lack of breeze will ensure it still feels very hot at night.

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=04dU6L4ai80zEMehdi TaamallahAFPAl Jazeera Upload Images

A lack of breeze will ensure it still feels very hot at night.

Dressing for the weather
Warning signshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=0asi3CM37w9L2

The National Weather Service warned residents to be on the lookout for signs of heat illness, including sunstroke, muscle cramps and heat exhaustion.

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=0asi3CM37w9L2Mehdi TaamallahAFPAl Jazeera Upload Images

The National Weather Service warned residents to be on the lookout for signs of heat illness, including sunstroke, muscle cramps and heat exhaustion.

Warning signs
Enjoying the viewhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=0cMddnq3pNfEA

Thunderstorms at the weekend are likely to bring some relief to the residents, but as well as cooling things down, they could bring large hail and damaging winds.

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=0cMddnq3pNfEALucas JacksonREUTERSAl Jazeera Upload Images

Thunderstorms at the weekend are likely to bring some relief to the residents, but as well as cooling things down, they could bring large hail and damaging winds.

Enjoying the view
Running with firehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=005n1KfdAk456

Meanwhile, in Death Valley National Park, California, people expect extremely hot weather. The Badwater ultra-marathon, a gruelling 217 km (135 mile) race, tests competitors to the limit.

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=005n1KfdAk456David McNewGetty Images/AFPAl Jazeera Upload Images

Meanwhile, in Death Valley National Park, California, people expect extremely hot weather. The Badwater ultra-marathon, a gruelling 217 km (135 mile) race, tests competitors to the limit.

Running with fire
The hottest place on earthhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=08ef8iRfnS9Kl

Death Valley is the site of the highest official temperature ever measured on earth: 56.7C (134F) on 10 July 1913.

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1374046881634?image_id=08ef8iRfnS9KlDavid McNewGETTY/AFPAl Jazeera Upload Images

Death Valley is the site of the highest official temperature ever measured on earth: 56.7C (134F) on 10 July 1913.

The hottest place on earth


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