Miami Sets Just One Afternoon Record High Temperature In July
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Miami (CBSMiami) – South Floridians have been sweating a lot during July. The sticky summertime weather isn’t about to let up.
Overall, despite temperatures in the low 90s and high humidity, July hasn’t been a month of daily record-breaking temperatures in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, where official records are taken.
From July 1 to July 30, Miami only saw a record high temperature set one day with a reading of 95 degrees on July 18.
Despite actual temperature readings, most people would say the humidity hasn’t made the month of July pleasant and summer has lived up to being uncomfortable in South Florida.
According to the National Weather Service’s daily climate data, typical high temperatures for Miami and Fort Lauderale, during most of the month of July, are 90 or 91 degrees and typical low temperatures are between 77 and 79 degrees.
During the month, above normal high temperatures were recorded for nine days in Miami – nearly half were in just the past four days.
Overnight lows were above normal 11 days in Miami.
In Fort Lauderdale, no record highs were set for the month of July, however, 14 days were above normal for high temperatures and 12 days had above normal morning low temperatures.
On June 15, Fort Lauderdale tied a morning maximum temperature record of 80 degrees.
As for rainfall, Miami has been rather wet. The city had an additional 3.40 inches of rain for the month of July than what is typical for the month. Also, since June 1, 2014, the city is 13.35 inches above normal with a total of 29.31 inches of rain. Normal rainfall from June 1 to now is 15.96 inches.
In Fort Lauderdale, rainfall totals are 3.38 inches above normal for the month of July. Since June 1, the city has seen 17.82 inches of rainfall which is just 1.86 inches above normal.
Daily temperature and rainfall readings for the last day of July are not available yet.
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