Phoenix breaks daily heat record on first 110-degree day of the year

Jun 6, 2024, 3:32 PM | Updated: 6:05 pm

People cool off under a mister on June 05, 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona. A day later, Phoenix set a dai...

People cool off under a mister on June 05, 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona. A day later, Phoenix set a daily heat record on its first 110-degree day of the year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — The 110-degree days are officially back in Phoenix as the mark was hit on a record-setting Thursday.

The city recorded its first 110-degree temperature of 2024 at 1:29 p.m. before setting a daily heat record of 112 degrees at 3:22 p.m., according to readings at the city’s official site at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. The previous high temperature of 111 degrees for June 6 was set in 2016, according to the National Weather Service. The high for the day was 113 degrees.

The average date for the first 110-degree day in Phoenix is June 11, so the mark was hit around when it was expected.

How long will the heat wave continue in Phoenix?

An excessive heat warning across central Arizona has been in effect since Wednesday morning and will remain in place through 8 p.m. on Friday.

Another 110-degree day is expected on Friday before the predicted high drops to 107 degrees on Saturday and 106 degrees on Sunday, according to NWS. Temperatures are forecast to jump up to 110 degrees again by the middle of next week.

As per usual, the Echo Canyon and Cholla trails at Camelback Mountain, along with all Piestewa Peak trails, are closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days where an excessive heat warning is in effect.

Maricopa County entered the hottest week of 2024 with four confirmed heat-related deaths this year. Another 48 cases remain under investigation.

A year ago through June 1, there were five confirmed heat-related deaths and 45 cases under investigation. Maricopa County ended up confirming a record 645 heat-related deaths in 2023.

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Phoenix breaks daily heat record on first 110-degree day of the year