Extreme heat breaks Arizona record and alerts are issued for the next days

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  • Extreme heat breaks records in Phoenix, Arizona, and high temperatures warnings have been issued for the next few days in 12 counties of the state.
  • This Saturday, June 12, in the afternoon the thermometers read 110 ° F for the first time in 2021 in Phoenix.
  • Earlier, the Phoenix National Weather Service issued an excessive heat advisory for several counties in Arizona.

Hellish Heat Alert! Extreme heat breaks record in Phoenix, Arizona, and high temperatures alerts have been issued for the next few days in 12 counties of the state. Authorities recommend protection against the inclement weather.

This Saturday, June 12, in the afternoon the thermometers marked 110 ° F for the first time in 2021 in Phoenix, according to the National Metereological Service (NWS). This temperature was specifically recorded at the Sky Harbor Airport serving the Arizona capital.

Extreme heat breaks Arizona record and alerts are issued for next days

Extreme heat breaks Arizona record and alerts are issued for next days
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The highest temperature in 2021 in the area had been reported on May 5 in the Valley when the thermometers also reached three digits. The heat of this Saturday afternoon breaks a record as the most so far in the year, at least so far.

Earlier, the Phoenix National Weather Service issued an excessive heat advisory for several Arizona counties. According to the agency, this alert takes effect from this Saturday and runs until at least Friday, June 18.

Heat alert in 12 Arizona counties

Extreme heat breaks Arizona record and alerts are issued for next days
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According to authorities, the 12 Arizona counties affected by the heat will be: Cochise from June 12 at 10 in the morning to June 14 at 8 at night. Graham, Greenlee and Santa Cruz from June 12 at 10 in the morning to June 16 at 8 at night. Coconino from June 12 at 10 in the morning to June 17 at 6 in the afternoon.

Other counties with intense heat will be: Gila, Maricopa, Pinal and Pima from June 12 at 10 in the morning to June 18 at 8 at night. Yavapai from June 13 at 12 noon to June 17 at 6 in the afternoon. Mohave, La Paz and Yuma from June 14 at 10 in the morning to June 18 at 8 at night.

Actions against extreme heat

Extreme heat breaks Arizona record and alerts are issued for next days
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Given that the Phoenix meteorological office has warned that “there will be a period of very high temperatures, even by local standards,” state health authorities have decided to suspend outdoor vaccinations. They will be rescheduled.

They will also rotate fire crews on major fires and the Border Patrol will issue warnings reminding people of the risks of crossing the desert. Precisely, the alert indicates that temperatures of up to 118 degrees (47.7 C) will be registered in desert areas of south-central Arizona, while in Phoenix it will reach its maximum of 117 ° F on Wednesday.

Recommendations for dealing with the heat

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Authorities recommend protecting yourself from the heat with some simple guidelines such as: Drink enough fluids, like water and natural juices, instead avoid drinking coffee or alcohol. Avoid direct and prolonged exposure to the sun. Also avoid outdoor activities or crowded places. It is recommended that you wear clothing made of fresh, light fabrics.

It is also important that you take into account that if your home or workplace does not have air conditioning, it is best to keep the curtains and windows closed during the day and open them at night. The hottest time of day is usually around 3:00 pm

Driving in extreme temperatures

Driving in extreme temperatures can be dangerous, so you can follow some tips from the Arizona Department of Transportation such as: Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat, it is also recommended wear loose, light cotton clothing.

Refuel, preferably keep the tank at three quarters. Stay hydrated, carry bottles of frozen water, and drink to cool off. Pets are also at risk, do not leave them in the car and make sure they drink water as well.

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If you get injured, ask for help immediately to assist you as soon as possible. Meanwhile stay indoors with air conditioning and if not possible find a shady place to shelter.

Be careful of the road surface, remember that the pavement temperature can be hot enough to burn your skin. Do not remove your footwear. Extreme heat breaks Arizona record and alerts are issued for next days.

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