It’s Hot Out Here!
NEW YORK _ Delegates and heads of state had to contend with triple digit heat on Thursday, the second day of historic high level meetings on AIDS at the United Nations.
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the New York area, after forecasting midday temperatures would climb to 99 degrees – and warned it would feel like 104 with humidity.
Meeting attendees darted between plenaries in the General Assembly, waited outside on lines for event tickets and occasionally stopped to rest in the shade of trees lining the UN’s complex on First Avenue.
“It’s like the devil is breathing on us,” said UNITY Journalists of Color, Inc. director Onica Makwakwa.
On Friday, the forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high near 85.