Excessive heat warning for Phoenix as 115 degree temperatures are expected

(AP Photo / Matt York)

PHOENIX – An excessive heat warning has been issued in Phoenix for most of the next week as temperatures are expected to darken 115 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

The warning comes into effect on Sunday at 10 a.m. and lasts 8 p.m. the following Friday due to the forecast high temperatures.

Sunday’s high is expected to reach 113 degrees. 115 degrees are predicted for Monday, followed by a 117 degree day on Tuesday and 116 degrees on Wednesday.

The daily records will be within reach with next week’s temperatures.

Excessive Heat Warning: Sun-Fri for south-central AZ
Excessive Heat Monitoring: Mon-Fri for Southwest AZ and Southeast CA.

These temperatures are dangerous for everyone. #azwx #cawx pic.twitter.com/WYp4UmWHIc

– NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) June 10, 2021

During times of extreme heat, experts advise people to stay hydrated, limit the amount of time outside, try staying in air-conditioned buildings, and remember to check on older family members and neighbors.

People are also advised to look out for warning signs of heat-related illnesses, which can include profuse sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, headaches, and nausea.

Phoenix hasn’t reached 110 degrees this year but is well on its way to getting there this weekend.

The high for Thursday is forecast to be 102 degrees before 106 degrees on Friday and 110 degrees on Saturday.

NWS says the first 110 degree day in Phoenix usually happens on June 11th.

The scorching heat comes a year after one of the hottest summers in Phoenix history.

Phoenix broke records for most of the 95-degree days (172), 100-degree days (145), 105-degree days (102), 110-degree days (53), and 115-degree days (14) in a year in 2020.

July (98.9 degrees) and August (99.1 degrees) went down as the hottest months in Phoenix history.

The average daily temperature for the year was 77.2 degrees and was only below the 77.3 degree mark of 2017.

Phoenix reached 100 degrees for the first time this year on May 5th.

So far in 2021, the city recorded 19 100-degree days, with a previous high of 108 on the Friday and Saturday of last week.

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