“Summer Solstice” comes on June 21 to June 22 each year when the sun altitude arrive the highest in north. This day has the longest day time of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the sunshine in many cities in south China may last fourteen hours per day.After this day, the spot of the direct sunlight gradually moves southward.“
我们总是说文化是有相通性的，正巧，在英语中，就有一个词组是专门被用来表达七、八月份这段最热的天气。那就是dog days。（可不是“狗日子”哦~）古罗马人认为每年七八月份的酷热是太阳加上天狼星的热能造成的，加之天狼星在英语里叫“the dog star”，“dog days”由此而来。比如说：
I can do nothing except for swimming in the dog days. （在三伏天里，除了游泳，我什么事也做不成。
In some provinces, there is the tradition of eating cold noodles on this day. According to old customs in Beijing, when it comes to “Summer Solstice”, people can eat cold noodles to stimulate the appetite and at the same time don’t need to worry about having diarrhea.
1.It’s hot enough to melt hell. I hope it will be cooler soon. 现在热得足以把地狱熔化了，希望很快能够凉快一点。
2.It’s stifling! I can hardly breathe. 天气太闷热了！我都没法呼吸了。
3.I can’t bare the heat; I am leaking! 我受不了这么热，我浑身都在滴水！
4.I am sweating like a pig, and I’m not doing anything. 虽然我什么都没做，但还是汗流浃背。
5.Let’s stay at home; you could fry eggs on the sidewalk. 我们呆在家里吧，人行道上都可以煎蛋了。
6.I don’t want to go out; it’s raining fire! 我不想出去，天气火热火热的！
7.It’s too hot to think. I need to find someplace to cool off. 热得我都没法思考。我需要找个地方凉快凉快。
8.Today is a thermometer breaker! Let’s go swimming. 今天热得温度计都要爆了！我们去游泳吧。
9.It’s hot with a capital “H”. Turn up the air conditioner! 今天是最热的一天，快把空调打开！
10.It’s not just hot, It’s Africa hot! This weather is terrible. 不止是热，是像非洲一样热！天热得吓人。
During this period, to comply with the Yin and Yang in the natural world, people should sleep late, get up early and have a nap during the lunch time. Aged people should make sure they have at least seven hours sleep every day by sleeping early and get up early. Actually most of the people feel tired and sometimes even headache during this period. This is because when the temperature rises, people can only send out the heat by perspiration, which may cause dehydration and thus the insufficient blood supplying to the brain. Therefore, remember to drink a lot of water if feeling uncomfortable.