PHOENIX – Phoenix broke a high temperature record set in 2015, reaching 117 ° F this Friday. Check the forecast for the next few hours here.
“Sky Harbor is now 117 ° F at 1:51 pm,” reported the National Metereological Service.
On Thursday, Phoenix reached 118 ° F and broke the record also set in 2015.
This new high temperature mark comes when an excessive heat advisory is in effect for much of Arizona.
Highs of up to 116 degrees are expected.
Heat exhaustion or heatstroke prevention
The Arizona Department of Health Services recommends the following to avoid heat exhaustion or heatstroke:
- Stay in air-conditioned buildings.
- Limit outdoor activity during the hottest part of the day (noon)
- Drink water before, during, and after working or exercising outdoors.
Look at the forecast for the next few hours.
Driving in extreme temperatures
- Tips from the Arizona Department of Transportation include:
- Sun protection: In addition to an umbrella, bring sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat and wear loose-fitting light-colored cotton clothing.
- Refueling: keep the tank three-quarters full. Running out of gas, especially in a remote location, is dangerous in extreme heat.
- Hydrate: Grab a cooler to keep extra drinking water cold and consider adding several bottles of frozen water to cool off or to defrost and drink if needed. Make sure everyone, including pets, stays hydrated.
- If the temperature inside your vehicle gets too hot, everyone, including pets, should carefully get out and find or create a shaded area as far away from the traffic lanes as possible.
- Check Your Vehicle – You can help prevent breakdowns and blowouts by making sure your vehicle is in good operating condition. Check air conditioning and coolant levels, top up vital engine fluids, and make sure battery is working properly. Check your tire pressure.
For more recommendations👉 https://azdot.gov/about/transportation-safety/severe-weather