If you've been feeling more on edge recently, you're not the only one. People often seem more aggressive during periods of intense heat.\nAs it turns out, there's scientific evidence to back that claim. In fact, it turns out that it's not your fault: many studies have concluded that hot weather does, in fact, make people more aggressive.\nThis may help explain in part why there has been a streak of violent crime in the city. For example, 3 people were victims of stabbings on Sunday night in Montreal, two of whom later died of their injuries.\nPsychology Today has summarised the findings of studies which explore the link between heat and violent outbursts.\nMost studies agree that there is a link between heat and violent outbursts, but they disagree on how, exactly, the weather affects these outbursts.\nView this post on Instagram Habitat 67 est clairement une icône Montréalaise. Créé en 1967 par un jeune architecte de 25 ans, Moshe Safdie. #cinqcentquatorze #h67stories #habitat67 #mtlmoments #expo67 #montrealjetaime #montreal A post shared by 𝙹𝙵𝚂𝙰𝚅𝙰𝚁𝙸𝙰 (@jfsavaria) on Jul 26, 2019 at 4:07am PDT\nField studies, for example, "confirmed that violent crime increases with temperature but that nonviolent crime does not."\nREAD ALSO: A Montreal Police Officer Has Been Suspended For The Eighth Time ... And He's Still Employed\nLab studies, on the other hand, show an "inverted U-shaped relationship in which aggression increases with temperature up to a certain point," which is around the low 30°C range.\nHowever, aggression falls again when the temperature surpasses this heat threshold.\nView this post on Instagram L’heure du pique-nique! 🧺 #cinqcentquatorze #placeducanada #mtlmoments #centreville #montrealjetaime #montreal #piknik A post shared by 𝙹𝙵𝚂𝙰𝚅𝙰𝚁𝙸𝙰 (@jfsavaria) on Jul 24, 2019 at 10:19am PDT\nAccording to the Journal de Montréal, this aggression is in part due to our body's reaction to the heat.\nView this post on Instagram Anger is such a dominating emotion. What makes you angry? A post shared by OCD and Positivity (@ocd_and_positivity) on Feb 4, 2019 at 10:44pm PST\nWhen it is warm, our heart beats faster per minute, we use more testosterone, and we are quicker to anger.\nSo, just remember to take a deep breath before yelling at some poor fast-food worker because they messed up your order. It's not you, it's the weather.