103 degrees in Indianapolis breaks June heat record

Indianapolis

The record for the hottest day in June was broken Thursday when temperatures reached 103 degrees at 1:55 p.m., reported the National Weather Service of Indianapolis.

The previous record for June 28 was 101 degrees, which was set in 1934.  The previous record for the entire month of June was 102 degrees, which was set June 25, 1988.

The temperatures are expected to continue rising throughout the afternoon Thursday.  The NWS of Indianapolis predicted temperatures would reach 106 degrees, which would break the heat record for Indianapolis.

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Friday for all of Central Indiana.

The temperature is expected to cool down on Friday.  However, humidity will rise, making it continue to feel very hot.

It is very important to take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.  If it is possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or evening hours.

Heat stroke is a major concern with such high temperatures. It is important to know the signs of a heat stroke or heat exhaustion. 

When outdoors, wear light-weight, loose-fitting clothing and drink plenty of water.  When possible, take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned areas.


For a list of cooling stations, click here.

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