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July 2020 is hottest month ever on record for Phoenix

Posted at 12:35 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 15:36:29-04

PHOENIX — July 2020 is one for the record books!

Phoenix just went through its hottest month on record. The average temperature, which combines the high and low temps for each day, ended up at 99.0°, shattering the previous record of 98.3° set back in July 2009 and August 2011.

The lack of monsoon moisture and the urban heat island effect played a key role in the Valley's hottest month in history.

In fact, we recorded 16 days of 90° lows this month alone, giving 2020 the record for most 90° lows in the Valley.

Friday's high is expected to be 117 degrees, which would once again be a record-breaking temperature for the day.