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The middle of the summer. Depends on country. July/August in most cases –  mplungjan Jun 20 '13 at 15:11
    
I think of it as the time of summer when spring is just a memory, and autumn is not yet looming. As a child, it would have been halfway between the last day of school and the first day of the next school year. –  JLG Jun 20 '13 at 15:57
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Strangely, same meaning as 'the height of summer': see english.stackexchange.com/q/30407/8019. –  TimLymington Jun 20 '13 at 16:43

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In the middle of July/August in the northern hemisphere, or around Xmas in for example Cape Town when the sky looks like this when we look up

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lightest summer? –  Edwin Ashworth Jun 20 '13 at 16:31
    
(Taxi Driver - ignore that quip. As the other comments etc say, it's deep in the sense furthest from the surface / start and finish, with a hint of luxuriant foliage.) –  Edwin Ashworth Jun 20 '13 at 16:32
    
Your comment says "July/August in most cases" and in your answer you repeat "July/August". But that applies only in the Northern Hemisphere. I dispute "in most cases" - there are countries in the Southern hemisphere with summer in December/January! –  TrevorD Jun 20 '13 at 19:16
    
Right. Corrected. However I feel deep summer is more a northern thing :) –  mplungjan Jun 20 '13 at 20:15
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The sky always looks like that. –  tchrist Jun 20 '13 at 21:27

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