NYCEM has issued a heat advisory beginning June 18, 2024

  • Posted 3:29 PM EDT, Tuesday June 18, 2024 Updated 3:51 PM EDT, Tuesday June 18, 2024

NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM) and NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have issued a heat advisory beginning Tuesday, June 18, 2024. NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) also released an air quality advisory beginning Tuesday, June 18, 2024.

The current forecast predicts high temperatures, with the most significant heat on Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21, during which temperatures could feel as hot as 100 degrees.

Schools will remain open and instruction will continue as planned. To ensure students remain safe and cool, schools will limit outdoor activities between 10AM and 6PM and move any planned strenuous activities to indoor air-conditioned settings during those times.

Due to expected high temperatures, we encourage students to wear lightweight clothing and drink water often.

Please visit the Department of Health's Extreme Heat and Your Health website for more information on how to prevent heat illness indoors and outdoors during extreme heat days. Please continue to follow the National Weather Service Weather Service for the most up-to-date information on the weather in the coming days. At any time, you can also check air quality levels at

Regents Exams

Per NYSED policy, Regents Exams will still be held on their scheduled dates. However, start times and testing locations may be adjusted in response to weather conditions. Students who do not sit for the exams as scheduled can be rescheduled in August or a future administration.

Please contact your school to confirm your student's exam schedule. In addition, students are encouraged to bring water to their exams to ensure they remain hydrated.

Outdoor/Afterschool Activities

Graduations, field days, school carnivals, afterschool, PSAL activities, and any other outdoor activities may be moved inside to air-conditioned spaces or rescheduled to a date next week. If outdoors, students and families should bring water bottles and sunscreen.

Please contact your child's school with any questions, and stay cool!