how to stay cool

New Yorkers have done their best to keep cool Sunday with a Heat Advisory in effect and the city feeling like it was well into the 90s at times.


The advisory is slated to run until 8 p.m. Tuesday, and the city will feel like the mid- to upper-90s Monday.

Temperatures Sunday are projected to reach 92 degrees with mostly sunny skies.

Expect warm conditions Sunday night under mostly clear skies. Low temperatures will be around 75 degrees.

An Air Quality Alert is also in effect until 11 p.m. Sunday.

Monday is projected to be even hotter, and the humidity will increase as well. Highs will reach 94 degrees, and heat index values could approach 100 degrees.


There is a chance for late-day showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures are projected to remain in the low-90s.

Skies will then clear out for Thursday and Friday, but the city will remain quite warm. Afternoon highs will reach the mid- to upper-80s.

Look for another chance of wet weather Saturday.



Officials recommended that young children, and people who work or exercise outdoors, limit activity Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon and early evening.

People with respiratory diseases like asthma are also advised to be careful.

The city says elderly and people who suffer chronic health conditions are more vulnerable to the heat.


Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Drink fluids often, even if you do not feel thirsty.

Remember to check in on elderly neighbors and those with breathing issues.

Never leave a pet or a person in a car.

Avoid strenuous activity, especially between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Cool down with water activities.

If you are looking for another way to cool off, city beaches and public pools are open. For more info, visit

In addition to using pools, state officials also suggest staying in an air-conditioned location for several hours, if possible.

Cooling centers are open through at least Monday. For a list of cooling centers around the five boroughs, call 311 or go online to


There were fewer than 300 power outages across the five boroughs as of 5:05 p.m., but power issues are more likely during extreme heat.

Call 1-800 75CONED if your power goes out. See Con Edison's outage map to see the latest information on when power will return.

During any power outage, you are advised to:

  • Stay clear of downed power lines
  • Turn off all appliances
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to prevent food from going bad
  • Do not use generators indoors