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dog days

noun plural

: the hottest time of the year

Full Definition of DOG DAYS

1
:  the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere
2
:  a period of stagnation or inactivity

Origin of DOG DAYS

from their being reckoned from the heliacal rising of the Dog Star (Sirius)
First Known Use: 1538

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

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