Phoenix sets heat record for second consecutive day
PHOENIX — The heat in Phoenix has shown no signs of slowing down this summer.
On the same day it was announced July 2020 will go down as the hottest month in history, Phoenix set a record high for the second consecutive day.
The temperature at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport reached 116 degrees at about 4 p.m. Friday.
It surpassed the daily record for July 31 of 115 degrees set in 1996.
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) July 31, 2020
On Thursday, Phoenix shattered an 86-year-old record for the date, hitting 118 degrees to blow past the 115 degrees recorded July 30, 1934.
Thursday was the hottest day of the year in Phoenix and tied for the sixth-hottest ever.
An excessive heat warning went into effect for the Valley on Wednesday and is set to run until 8 p.m. Monday.
During periods of extreme heat, experts advise people to stay hydrated, limit the amount of time outside, try to stay inside air conditioned buildings and remember to check on elderly family members and neighbors.
People should also watch for warning signs of heat-related illnesses, which can include heavy sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, headache and nausea.