Phoenix breaks record for most days reaching 115 degrees in a year
PHOENIX — This might sound familiar: Phoenix has set another heat record.
The mercury reached 115 degrees on Friday for the eighth time in 2020, the most ever in a year, according to the National Weather Service.
The temperature actually reached a scorching 117 degrees by 4 p.m. Friday.
The previous record of seven days was recorded in 1974.
It’s just the latest in a string of searing achievements for the city.
In fact, the the National Weather Service reported on Tuesday that it’s been the hottest summer on date, with average temperature of 96 degrees.
This summer’s average high temperature of 107.9 degrees and average low temperature of 84.2 degrees are also record highs for the city.
And July 2020 went into the record books as the hottest month in Phoenix history, with an average temperature of 99 degrees.
There also have been multiple days on which record daily high temperatures were reached.
And there’s no relief in sight, as the region is under an excessive heat warning until Wednesday night with daily highs of at least 112 in the forecast.
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.
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