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Phoenix’s dry heat also sets record for hottest June ever

July 2, 2021 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — It may be a dry heat, but Phoenix’s sizzling weather last month set a record for the hottest June in the city’s history.

National Weather Service meteorologists said the average temperature in Phoenix over the course of last month was 95.3 degrees Fahrenheit (35.1 Celsius).

That topped the previous mark of 94.8 F (34.8 C) set in 2013 and matched in 2016.

Last month also broke the record for warmest average low temperature for June at 82.5 F (28.0 C).

The average high temperature in Phoenix ranked as third highest on record at 108.2 F (42.3 C).

According to the National Weather Service, the record-breaking temperatures in Phoenix are a result of urbanization, climate and short-term weather patterns.