Cities in Florida Set New Records for Heat During the Hottest May Ever!

Reports from the National Weather Service (NWS) show that temperatures in southern Florida hit a new high point in May. In an early Monday morning post to X (formerly Twitter), the NWS Miami office said that the four climate stations in South Florida—Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Naples—all had the hottest average temperatures for the month.

Miami’s usual May temperature is about 80.1 degrees, but this year, it was 83.7 degrees. On average, Fort Lauderdale was 85.1 degrees, which is warmer than its usual temperature of 79.7 degrees. The standard monthly average for West Palm Beach is 78.9 degrees, but in May, it was 84.2 degrees, which is a few degrees warmer. Naples was about 83 degrees all month when it usually is 78.8 degrees.

Many towns in Florida also set daily heat records last week. On Wednesday and Thursday, daily records were set in Tampa, Sarasota-Bradenton, and Punta Gorda. Both Miami and West Palm Beach had higher daily highs than May 26. Miami had 96 degrees, and West Palm Beach had 95.

Over the weekend and into Monday, South Florida had a few storms that might have helped with the heat, but the National Weather Service said that it was still around 100 degrees Monday afternoon. According to the forecast, heat levels “are expected to increase to near Heat Advisory criteria by the end of the week into next weekend.”

Cities in Florida Set New Records for Heat During the Hottest May Ever

Also, people in the western and southwestern United States are being warned about “lethal temperatures” in California, Nevada, Arizona, and southern Utah later this week. Warnings will start early Wednesday morning and last until Thursday or Friday. Thursday is likely to have the worst weather.

The NWS’s Heat Risk Index, which shows the effects of heat over 24 hours, said, “This level of rare and long-duration extreme heat with little to no overnight relief affects anyone who isn’t properly cooled and hydrated.” “Impacts likely in most health systems, heat-sensitive industries and infrastructure.”

Cities in Florida Set New Records for Heat During the Hottest May Ever

According to the NWS office in Las Vegas, there is a 77% chance that It will tie its daily temperature record on Thursday with 110 degrees. In central and southern California, Fresno, Bakersfield, and Ridgecrest are also likely to be affected by the extreme heat.

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According to weather forecasters, people should “drink a lot of fluids, stay in a cool room, stay out of the sun, and check on family and neighbors.”The NWS also said, “Be extra careful when you’re outside.” Wear light and loose clothing.” Do your hardest tasks early in the morning or late at night. Do something if you see signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

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