Summer in the Valley can be brutal. Follow these tips to stay cool.
Phoenix is expecting a few days of triple-digit temperatures as the summer months set in.
High temperatures will be between 100 and 103 through Wednesday after hitting 100 at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures are expected to drop slightly beneath triple-digits on Thursday, but should rise back up to 101 on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service’s detailed forecast.
“We go through modulation between high pressure and low pressure patterns,” said Ken Waters of the National Weather Service. “When the high builds in, the temperatures climb.”
The record high on May 28 in Phoenix was in 1984 at 113 degrees. The record low was in 1929 at 53 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
The record high in May for the Phoenix area is 114 degrees. That record was set in 1910, according to the National Weather Service. But the average high temperature that people should expect to see in May is 92.6 degrees.
The National Weather Service states that the average temperature throughout the days in May is 87.4 degrees, while in June the average temperature jumps up to 95.8.
Risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke are increased when temperatures climb. Residents should be proactive in staying hydrated if they plan to do any outdoor activities when the temperatures rise.
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