NH1 Meteorologist: 2nd heat wave of the year 'likely,' but plenty of ways to stay cool
CONCORD — NH1.com meteorologist Ryan Breton says hot and humid air is here and will linger for the next couple days. A heat wave is possible in southern New Hampshire, with some inland towns hitting the 90-degree mark Wednesday through Friday. A heat wave is classified when there are at least three consecutive days with high temperatures of at least 90 degrees.
According to ReadyNH.gov, the elderly are the most vulnerable during heat waves. Poor air quality and little to no air circulation can induce heat related illnesses.
Some tips New Hampshire emergency officials recommend is to drink plenty of water, avoid alcoholic beverages, use sunscreen and avoid physical labor if at all possible during the hottest time of the day.
If you don’t have air conditioning in your home, go to the mall or public library in your town to cool down.
If you’re headed to the beach, the water temperature at Hampton Beach has warmed to the mid-60s, which is about average for this time of year.
Never leave children or pets in a vehicle. The temperature inside a car can soar into the hundreds easily on a hot day, even with the windows down. It’s best to leave pets at home in the air conditioning.
Breton says it's good news for the weekend as the heat and humidity will push south, and cooler and less humid air will move in.