heavy ( heat )

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alex k

French - France

Can you tell me if I can use the expression " the heat becomes heavy / becomes heavier ", speaking in a context of burning sun, or sultry weather.
Otherwise is there another suitable expression for this?
" the heat becomes sultry " is probably wrong.
  • Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    I have heard the expression "The air is heavy" with respect to high humidity/sultriness. I haven't heard it used with regard to the heat of the sun.

    "The heat becomes sultry" is very awkward and the only possible meaning that one could take from it is that the heat becomes more oppressive as the day wears on. "Sultriness" is usually associated with high humidity.
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