Florida siz­zles as heat in­dex rises in dog days of sum­mer

Cape Breton Post - - Advice / Lifestyles / Games -

OR­LANDO, Fla. - The dog days of sum­mer have hit Florida where the heat in­dex is on the rise.

Na­tional Weather Ser­vice Me­te­o­rol­o­gist David Sharp says the tem­per­a­ture in the Or­lando area should hit about 94 to 95 de­grees Fahren­heit on Fri­day and Satur­day.

But the ac­tual “feels like” tem­per­a­ture will be more in the range of 100 to 105 de­grees Fahren­heit through­out the week­end.

His ad­vice for the scores of people who will be vis­it­ing the area’s theme parks or spend­ing time at the beach week­end is sim­ple: Stay hy­drated.

This time of year, he says, “you just feel the hu­mid­ity.”

And there’s lit­tle relief in sight as Sharp says the “gen­eral pat­tern will per­sist through Au­gust.”

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