West Palm Beach ties 2011 for hottest summer on record

City also had 18th driest summer
Posted at 12:36 PM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 12:44:04-04

According to the National Weather Service in Miami, West Palm Beach tied its hottest summer on record which was 2011.

This was based on recordings made in June, July and August at the Palm Beach International Airport.

Included in the 2016 record, was the hottest August ever on record, and the hottest month ever on record, which was July 2016.

The average summer temperature (highs and lows averaged together) was 84.8 degrees.  That’s 2.4 degrees above average.

West Palm Beach also had 75 days of temperatures at 90 degrees or above.

When it comes to rainfall, it was the 18th driest summer on record for West Palm Beach.  The city received 12.81 inches of rainfall, which is 9.20 inches below average.

The report also mentions that the first noticeable cold front typically doesn’t arrive until mid to late October, with substantial cooling not occurring until late October/early November.

The end of the rainy season generally falls around Oct. 15.

Hot summer on the Treasure Coast

According to the National Weather Service, Vero Beach had its second hottest summer on record.

Vero Beach also had 37 consecutive days of temperatures 90 degrees or hotter and received 17.64 inches of rain for the season, which was 1.69 inches below normal.

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