Summer Blamed for Northeast Heat Wave

08/17/2010 03:53 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The hot temperatures and high humidity that have dominated the headlines in the Northeast this July and August, is attributable to one of the four seasons called summer, a leading climatologist revealed yesterday.

The climatologist, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to make obvious statements, said summer was also the culprit for the prevalence of skimpy attire worn by women on the streets of major northeastern cities.

He said the heat would continue until the official end of summer in late September, when a cooling trend would take effect, coinciding with the introduction of the season known as autumn, or fall.