Phoenix sets record for hottest June in history

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Phoenix sets record for hottest June in history

Maricopa County’s Heat-Related Deaths to Increase for 2021 So far, nine people have died from heat-related causes in Maricopa County in 2021, compared to four in 2020. PHOENIX (AP) – The National Weather Service says Phoenix has set a record for the hottest June in history. Weather forecasters say the average temperature in Phoenix last month was 35.1 degrees Celsius. That surpassed the previous 94.8 F (34.8 C) mark from 2013 and was hit in 2016. Last month also broke the record for the warmest average low for June at 82.5 F (28.0 C). The average high temperature in Phoenix ranks 108.2 F (42.3 C), the third highest on record. The record temperatures in Phoenix are due to urbanization, climate, and short-term weather patterns, according to the National Weather Service. Preventing Heat Exhaustion / Heat Stroke The Arizona Department of Health stated that the following precautions can be taken to avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke: Stay in air-conditioned buildings Limit outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day (noon) Check on at – Risk Friends, Family, and Neighbors at least twice a day Drink water before, during, and after work or outdoor exercise Extreme Temperature Driving Tips from the Arizona Department of Transportation for extreme temperature driving include: Sun protection: In addition to an umbrella, take Wear sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat, and wear loose-fitting, light-colored cotton clothing. Refuel: Keep your tank three quarters full. Running out of gas in extreme heat is dangerous, especially in a remote location. Hydrate: Bring a cooler to keep extra drinking water cold, and consider adding multiple frozen water bottles to cool off or thaw and drink if necessary. Make sure everyone, including pets, stays hydrated. Get Help: If your vehicle breaks down in extreme heat, call for help immediately to reduce the waiting time and leave the air conditioning on. If the air conditioning does not work, shut down all the windows. Wait Safe: If the temperature in your vehicle gets too high, everyone, including pets, should get out of the car carefully and find or create a shaded area as far from the lanes as possible. Walk carefully on the road surface, which can be hot enough to burn your skin. Keep your shoes on and try to keep your pets’ paws off the sidewalk. If you are stopped on the motorway, lift the hood and turn on the hazard warning lights. Please note that parking in tall bushes can start a fire. Check your vehicle: you can help prevent breakdowns by making sure your vehicle is in good working order. Check your air conditioning and coolant levels, top up all major engine fluids, and make sure your battery is up to date. Check your tire pressure as the combination of underinflated tires and a hot road surface can lead to a burst. MORE: https://azdot.gov/about/transportation-safety/severe-weather More Weather Headlines Get the latest weather updates by downloading the FOX 10 Weather app, available for Apple iOS and Android . Turn on FOX 10 Phoenix for the latest news:

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