The United States is bracing itself for another heatwave today, with more than 100 million Americans under severe weather warnings as temperatures are expected to soar to 113 Fahrenheit in parts of Texas and Oklahoma.
Nearly 20 percent of the US population, around 60 million people, are expected to see the dials rise above 100 degrees in the coming week, while the National Weather Service has also warned of thunderstorms and large hail.
In a statement on Monday, the Weather Prediction Center said: ‘Dangerous heat will continue to impact much of the central and parts of southwestern US today,’ where much of the region is experiencing extreme droughts.
And in the southeast, extreme heat will combine with humidity to raise the heat indexes above 100 degrees.
New York City, meanwhile, could see the longest heatwave in nearly a decade, according to Accuweather, with seven straight days of highs in the 90s or above. The last time that happened was in 2013.
The Big Apple’s energy company, Con Edison, is now advising residents to limit their energy use to avoid blackouts, and many New Yorkers were spotted Tuesday trying to cool off.