June And July Were Second-Hottest Months In Arizona

By Thalia Lopez
Published: Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 5:05am
Updated: Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 10:38am

June and July have been the second-hottest months on record in Arizona. Despite the rains, warmer night time temperatures are not lowering.

New state climatologist Erin Saffell studies Arizona climate and says parts of Arizona will not see night temperatures cool down anytime soon.

“Our temperatures at night have  increased a little bit and that's a function of the urban heat island. So we have a lot of buildings. We have a lot of roads and those roads and buildings hold onto the heat and don't release it quickly at night and so we have higher night time temperatures as a result," Saffell said. 

However, Saffell says that more rain is to be expected in the month of August and will help with the drought that Arizona is experiencing.