It’s Too Darn Hot, Heat Wave In NYC (10 Things I Hate About Summer Weather)

In the past few weeks, Summer has hit the East coast like an eighteen wheeler on the New Jersey expressway, so we are in a minor heat wave in NYC. As I’ve mentioned before, that even though I live near the beach and all that good stuff, I am not a fan of Summer weather. And here are some of the top reasons why :

1. Sweating while just breathing makes me cranky. I don’t think this needs further explanation.


2. Showering and then sweating profusely while putting on fresh clothes and needing to shower again by the time you put in your shoes.

3. Having to go from arctic chill to tropical weather about five times a day. Which inevitably leads to number 6 on the list.
4. The heat index, the air temperature has been between 85°F (~30°C) – 96°F (~36°C), but with the humidity added in it has made me very unhappy and the air “feels like” 100°F (~38°C) to 110°F (~44°C). The heat index is basically a measure of my misery.

5. Two words, BOOB SWEAT, under the boobs and between the boobs, through the clothes and another reason for men to stare unabashedly at your boobs. I think I’ve broken the record for how many times to fit the word “boob” in a sentence.


6. Air conditioning and its perils: the summer cold /respiratory infection, which is a result of continually sitting in air conditioning that’s been turned up to the max, to feel like a sub-zero, and the mysterious dripping liquid that falls on you from no one knows made of what you hope is water. A lot of office buildings, public transportation, and schools have this situation. I’m a bit of a germaphobe, if you couldn’t tell by that sentence.
7. Smelling other people. This is kind of self-explanatory but people tend to fall behind on their daily hygiene regimen, which is contradictory to all common sense but it is a fact. Smells are coming from sweat accumulated spots on people who unless you are in some kind of intimate relationship with them are goose-bump inducing. This comes up often during yoga class, downward dog is not my happy place then. Also honorable mention goes to the burning of my eyeballs when I see more of strangers bodies than I ever wanted to see on the city streets by people who aren’t lacking any confidence and/or guts.


8. Sleeping is impossible for me, I can’t sleep without sheets and I can’t sleep with air conditioning. I am sleep deprived and I will amaze myself if I remember writing this post.

9. Not knowing if your deodorant is going to hold up for the day and questioning if you made enough swipes in your pits.

10. Entering and exiting the third level of hell that is the NYC subway system, where the temperatures on the platforms rise twenty degrees over the outside temperature, and the probability of an air-conditioned car is 50/50.

In my opinion, the season of Summer is more trouble then its worth.How you feel about Summer? How do you go about keeping your cool when everything is working against you? I’d like to hear about it in the comment below.

Until our next rendezvous..

Rendezvous en New York

  36 comments for “It’s Too Darn Hot, Heat Wave In NYC (10 Things I Hate About Summer Weather)

  1. July 31, 2015 at 3:00 AM

    Oh my word, I remember those summers! Getting dressed for work and getting drenched as soon as you step out of your apartment! If only a bikini was considered professional work attire.

    London weather gets a bad rap, but it’s 20degrees (c) today and no humidity 🙂

    Hope you got some sleep in the end!

    • July 31, 2015 at 3:33 AM

      Thanks. We had a deluge tonight that broke the humidity even though it will be just as warm, so I’ll sleep better tonight. But after not sleeping every night for a week,my sleep schedule been totally thrown off.

  2. July 31, 2015 at 12:47 PM

    I would have been laughing, only I’ve been there, too. We were on a beach in street clothes last Tuesday, and it was uncomfortable. If family parties and reunions were always outdoors in the summer, I’d make sure I was disowned well ahead of time.

    • August 1, 2015 at 11:00 PM

      Disowned? Wow, I think you dislike Summer more than me!

  3. July 31, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    I love the summer! I would take intense heat over blistering cold any day. I will admit that summer in the city can be a little crazy because there seems to be way more people out on the streets (which also means more trash). But I am a summer girl 100% :p

    • July 31, 2015 at 5:56 PM

      All I can say to that Justine is … meh. I really prefer Winter, I love the fashion options, I love layering and pretty coats and I dislike funky naked people. Lol, but we’re cool still!

      • July 31, 2015 at 7:14 PM

        Lol! Funky people I also dislike, so we can at least agree on that.

        • July 31, 2015 at 7:17 PM

          That’s what my whole Summer consists of unfortunately . I’m kidding, but a lot of stinky people do seem to flock on the train.

          • July 31, 2015 at 7:31 PM

            Let’s just bring air fresheners on the train and stick them everywhere lol

            • July 31, 2015 at 7:36 PM

              And of course in yoga class…

              • July 31, 2015 at 7:41 PM

                Oh god, I can only imagine. I don’t do yoga, but I’m sure the funk factor is just too much to handle sometimes.

                • July 31, 2015 at 8:13 PM

                  Where i attend class, a dance company also attends and sometimes they come straight from class. So they come with a layer of funk and add to it during yoga. So I’ll let that image sink in. It’s not bad enough that they have perfect bodies, so they’re intimidating already.

  4. July 31, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    These gifs are pure brilliance. So happy I moved to SoCal a few years back!

    • July 31, 2015 at 8:15 PM

      Thank you for the compliment! Don’t diss my boyfriend NYC, lol! I am the only one who can come for him! ; -))

    • July 31, 2015 at 8:19 PM

      You must like Summer all year around then?

  5. Amar Naik
    August 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    nice gifs 🙂 i rely on strong deo to avoid the discomfort to other. besides i also rely on early morning/evening travel during summers.

    • August 1, 2015 at 11:37 AM

      Thank you very much for the advice, the compliment and stopping by. Sometimes it seems that even strong deodorant isn’t enough,unfortunately.

  6. August 1, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    Your pictures are amazing and kept me entertained while reading your words.
    Here in England, we’re lucky if we can raise a sweat in Summer. I remember being too hot when I lived in Australia though. So hard to sleep when it’s hot.

    • August 1, 2015 at 10:53 PM

      Thank you. Did you feel my angst? I couldn’t handle a summer in Australia, I think it would fry my brain.

  7. August 2, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Hi Trudy!
    I am here looking around. I didn’t know you self-hosted.

    • August 2, 2015 at 3:07 PM

      I love your graphics. You have one for each point. Engaging!!

      • August 2, 2015 at 3:13 PM

        Thank you, I’m trying to teach myself a new skill set every so often. And keep readers entertained.

    • August 2, 2015 at 3:12 PM

      Yes since day one!

  8. August 3, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Yes that’s terrible, all those points remind me of my past life in Spain. But the thing is that now I miss the heat!!! Because here in Paris it often feels as if we had no summer at all. This year is exceptionnal, we have 33C at the moment and I feel happy! Well, I must admit that lately I avoid using the underground… ? your post is hilarious!

    • August 3, 2015 at 2:00 PM

      Thank you. I guess you enjoy the heat but I need more rain and cool breezes. There have been too many hot days in a row.I need variation. I did go to a picnic and the weather was lovely over the weekend so that very enjoyable.!

  9. August 9, 2016 at 12:46 AM

    I was hating on summer today, too. Rushing around an outdoor mall on my lunch break. Gettin all sweaty, seeing all the pretty clothes, but not wanting to try on all the pretty clothes because I was sweaty and gross. Eff you, humidity!

    • August 9, 2016 at 1:07 AM

      That’s right eff you humidity!!

  10. June 18, 2017 at 2:10 PM

    Oh my! It gets hot over on the west coast, but not humidity-big-city-hot! I absolutely love NYC, but I’ll remember not to visit again in the summer!

    • June 18, 2017 at 2:22 PM

      Spring and Autumn are the best in my opinion.

  11. June 18, 2017 at 3:53 PM

    Having survived a NYC summer, I can totally relate to numbers 2, 5 & 8.

    • June 18, 2017 at 11:38 PM

      How did you make it through? The only upside that I can recall, is that I drink so much that I lose weight.

      • June 19, 2017 at 3:11 AM

        I’m not sure how I did it! We had no air conditioning either where I lived, so I used to wake up in the morning with my pillow soaked through with sweat. It was gross. I do remember walking around with a bottle of water constantly attached to my hand. The sweating & drinking lots of water is great for detoxing (and losing weight) I guess! X

        • June 19, 2017 at 11:42 AM

          Yes, that’s the drill. Lots of water, a washcloth and comfortable shoes.

      • June 19, 2017 at 3:12 AM

        I’m not sure how I did it! We had no air conditioning either where I lived, so I used to wake up in the morning with my pillow soaked through with sweat. It was gross. I do remember walking around with a bottle of water constantly attached to my hand. The sweating & drinking lots of water is great for detoxing (and losing weight) I guess! X

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