PHOENIX (AP) — A historic warmth wave continues to stifle Phoenix — however the finish could lastly be in sight for residents of Arizona’s largest metropolis.
The excessive temperature in Phoenix on Sunday was anticipated to hit 111 levels Fahrenheit (43.8 levels Celsius), tying the file for that date set in 1990. It additionally can be the fifty fifth day this yr that the official studying at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport reached a minimum of 110 F (43.3 C).
Nevertheless, an extreme warmth warning was anticipated to run out at 8 p.m. Sunday, and meteorologists have been forecasting a excessive of 106 F (41.1 C) on Monday and 102 F (38.8 C) on Tuesday.
“I hate to say, ‘Sure, this would be the final,’ but it surely’s greater than probably that would be the case — this can be our final stretch of 110s this summer season,” stated Chris Kuhlman of the Nationwide Climate Service in Phoenix.
The town eclipsed the earlier file of 53 days — set in 2020 — when it hit 113 F (45 C) Saturday.
Phoenix skilled the most popular three months since record-keeping started in 1895, together with the most popular July and the second-hottest August. The each day common temperature of 97 F (36.1 C) in June, July and August handed the earlier file of 96.7 F (35.9 C) set three years in the past.
The typical each day temperature was 102.7 F (39.3 C) in July, Salerno stated, and the each day common in August was 98.8 F (37.1 C). In July, Phoenix additionally set a file with a 31-day streak of highs at or above 110 F (43.3 C). The earlier file of 18 straight days was set in 1974.
The sweltering summer season of 2023 has seen a historic warmth wave stretching from Texas throughout New Mexico and Arizona and into California’s desert.
Worldwide, final month was the most popular August ever recorded, based on the World Meteorological Group. It was additionally the second-hottest month measured, behind solely July 2023.
Scientists blame human-caused local weather change with an additional push from a pure El Nino, which is a brief warming of elements of the Pacific Ocean that modifications climate across the globe.