People took to the shade, lakes and newly reopened pools this week as the region was hit with high temperatures that caused Boston to declare a heat emergency.
The heat emergency started Sunday and is in effect through Tuesday. It was the second weekend in a row that Mayor Marty Walsh made such a declaration.
Much of Massachusetts was expected to again hit the 90s on Tuesday, the fifth day of 90-degree heat in a row.
WBUR photographers Jesse Costa and Robin Lubbock captured the ways people were cooling off amid the weather on Monday.