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High Temperatures Blast Berkeley

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Summer officially starts on Saturday, June 21, but Berkeley has already seen the heat. Forecasts say it could reach 97 degrees today.

According to Weather.com, temperatures reached 90 yesterday, which is 8 degrees above the average for this time of year.  They predict the heat wave will break with a thunderstorm tomorrow. 

Last year's July heat wave (approximately July 16-19) drew tourists from Northern Jersey towns and the Philadelphia area to the Jersey Shore. Temperatures in several towns throughout New Jersey were hotter than those in Death Valley, California, according to the Star Ledger: 110 degrees in some places. 

To stay safe during a heat wave, remember to keep hydrated, take frequent breaks when working or exercising outdoors, and never leave children or pets in closed cars.

What do you do to cool off on days like these? Share your best tips!

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