Phoenix will reach 105 degrees for the first time in 2021; Heat here to stay

The triple digit weather season is back in Arizona, and this week is no exception.

According to the National Weather Service in Phoenix, meteorologist Isaac Smith, the daily high will be 106 degrees on Wednesday.

The maximum temperature in Phoenix reached 105 degrees just before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, making it the first day at or above 105 degrees this year, the Phoenix weather service tweeted. Last year it happened on May 6th.

The hot temperatures will continue through the end of this week, with temperatures between 106 and 107 through the weekend, Smith said.

Sunday will likely be the “coolest” day of the weekend between 104 and 105 degrees, Smith said.

Isolated thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon in higher terrain in Arizona. Lightning and wind from any storm can increase the weather conditions for fire.

While temperatures this week are unlikely to get hot enough for excessive heat warnings, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stay well hydrated or take reasonable precautions if you plan to be outside, the Phoenix Weather Service tweeted.

Especially when you consider that the Maricopa County’s Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed the first heat-related death for 2021.

Felice Brooks will water the flowers in front of her garden in Phoenix on June 2, 2021.

According to the 2020 report by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, men accounted for 81% of heat-related deaths, with men aged 50 to 64 making up the highest percentage.

Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, Medical Director of Disease Control for the Maricopa County’s Department of Health, said, “It’s just a reminder for all of us that deaths (heat-related) can happen as early as April and not until October, and as soon as it gets warmer, we’ll have to check ours Seeing neighbors and loved ones to make sure their air conditioning is on and they are okay. “

The National Weather Service recommends that people stay cool and hydrated, limit their time outdoors, and keep an eye on children, pets, and the elderly.

Reach current reporter Amaris Encinas at [email protected] or on Twitter @amarisencinas.

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